The power and purpose of international law : insights from the theory and practice of enforcement /

"International law supports order in the world and the attainment of humanity's fundamental goals of peace, prosperity, respect for human rights, and protection of the natural environment. The author argues that these goals can best be realized through international law, which uniquely has...

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Main Author: O'Connell, Mary Ellen, 1958-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2008
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245 1 4 |a The power and purpose of international law :  |b insights from the theory and practice of enforcement /  |c Mary Ellen O'Connell 
260 |a Oxford ;  |a New York :  |b Oxford University Press,  |c c2008 
300 |a x, 391 p. ;  |c 25 cm 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0 |a Classical enforcement theory -- Compliance theory -- New classical enforcement theory -- Unilateral armed measures -- Collective armed measures -- Unilateral countermeasures -- Collective countermeasures -- International court enforcement -- National court enforcement 
520 1 |a "International law supports order in the world and the attainment of humanity's fundamental goals of peace, prosperity, respect for human rights, and protection of the natural environment. The author argues that these goals can best be realized through international law, which uniquely has the capacity to bind even a superpower. It is also through international law that competing powers and divergent cultures can reach consensus. By exploring the roots of international law, and by looking at specific events in its history, this book demonstrates the why and the how of international law and its enforcement. It directly confronts the claim that international law is "powerless" and that working within the framework of international law is useless or counter-productive. As the world moves forward and reexamines international norms and institutions, it is crucial that both leaders and their citizens understand the true power and purpose of international law, and why humanity has persistently accepted it as true law."--Jacket 
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