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International Law: A Very Short Introduction

Vaughan Lowe
Format
Book
Published
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Language
English
Series
Very Short Introductions
ISBN
9780199239337, 0199239339
Related Resources
Contributor biographical information Publisher description Table of contents only
Summary
Interest in international law has increased greatly over the past decade, largely because of its central place in discussions such as the Iraq War and Guantanamo, the World Trade Organisation, the anti-capitalist movement, the Kyoto Convention on climate change, and the apparent failure of the international system to deal with the situations in Palestine and Darfur, and the plights of refugees and illegal immigrants around the world. This Very Short Introduction explains what international law is, what its role in international society is, and how it operates. Vaughan Lowe examines what international law can and cannot do and what it is and what it isn't doing to make the world a better place. Focussing on the problems the world faces, Lowe uses terrorism, environmental change, poverty, and international violence to demonstrate the theories and practice of international law, and how the principles can be used for international co-operation.
Contents
  • 1. Nations under law
  • 2. Where does international law come from?
  • 3. Implementing international law
  • 4. Freedom from external interference
  • 5. Sovereignty inside the State
  • 6. What international law does well
  • 7. What international law does badly (or not at all).
Description
130 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Very short introductions ; 449
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