International Law in World Politics

An Introduction

Author: Shirley V. Scott

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588267450

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

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"An excellent primer for International Relations courses, and all potential readers interested in the interplay of law and politics....[Scott provides] succinct and authoritative coverage of the ties between contemporary world events and the norms that supposedly govern them."---UN21 Newsletter, ASIL "This is a superb treatment of the subject matter."---Choice "Writing an easily accessible but still comprehensive text on the role of international law in current world politics is not easy, yet it is exactly what shirley Scott has accomplished with this excellent introductory book."---Hanne Hagtvedt VIK, Journal of Peace Research "This is an excellent introductory book and should be appropriate for a wide range of survey/introductory courses in international law."---John King Gamble, Australian Yearbook of International Law

International Law and Politics

Key Documents

Author: Shirley V. Scott

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588264428

Category: Law

Page: 841

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Unique in its breadth of coverage, this carefully designed collection presents the key documents of international law at the global level.The collection encompasses the full spectrum of central issues, with the documents grouped in eight subject areas: foundations, the use of force, arms control, international crime, human rights, humanitarian law, the environment, and the global commons. A short introduction to each document provides context and also points to supplementary documents. With only a few exceptions, each document is presented in its entirety.Other useful features include a glossary of terms; a chronological list of the treaties in the book, indicating the date the treaty was signed, the date it entered into force, the number of parties to the treaty, and other data; and a complete index.Shirley V. Scott is senior lecturer in international relations at the University of New South Wales. She is author of International Law in World Politics: An Introduction.Contents: Introduction. The Foundations of International Law. 1945, Charter of the United Nations. 1945, Statute of the International Court of Justice. 1961, Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. 1969, Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. International Law and the Use of Force. 1842, The Caroline Case (excerpt). 1990, Authorizing the Gulf War: Security Council Resolution 678. 1991, The ?Cease-Fire Resolution?: Security Council Resolution 687. 1996, ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Legality of Nuclear Weapons (excerpt). 2001, Self-Defence and Afghanistan: Security Council Resolution 1368. 2002, US National Security Strategy (Excerpt). 2002, Resolution Preceding the 2003 Invasion of Iraq: Security Council Resolution 1441. 2002, UK Explanation of Its vote on Security Council Resolution 1441. Arms Control. 1968, Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. 1972, Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems (Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty). 1972, Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (Biological Weapons Convention). 1993, Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention). 1996, Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty. 1997, Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and Their Destruction (Land Mines, or Ottawa, Convention). 2002, Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions. 2004, The Non-Transfer of WMD to Non-State Actors: Security Council Resolution 1540. International Criminal Law. 1948, Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. 1984, Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. 1997, International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings. 1998, The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. 1999, International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism. 2001, Establishing the Counter-Terrorism Committee: Security Council Resolution 1373. International Human Rights Law. 1948, Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 1951, Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. 1967, Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. 1965, International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination. 1966, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 1966, Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 1990, Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 1966, International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. 1979, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. 1989, Convention on the Rights of the Child. International Humanitarian Law. 1949, Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (Third Geneva Convention). 1949, Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (Fourth Geneva Convention). 1977, Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts. 1977, Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts. International Law and the Environment. 1989, Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. 1991, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 1997, Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 1992, Convention on Biological Diversity. 2002, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. 2001, Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. The Global Commons. 1959, The Antarctic Treaty. 1967, Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies. 1982, Third United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. 1994, Agreement Relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982. Appendixes. Glossary. Chronology of Treaties, with Status. Index.

The Globalization of World Politics

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: John Baylis,Steve Smith,Patricia Owens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199569096

Category: Political Science

Page: 636

View: 5738

Now in its fifth edition, this title has been fully revised and updated in the light of recent developments in world politics, with new chapters on the changing nature of war, human security, and international ethics.

Politics of International Law and International Justice

Author: Edwin Egede

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684522

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 3994

A textbook introduction to international law and justice is specially written for students studying law in other departments, such as politics and IR. Students will engage with debates surrounding sovereignty and global governance, sovereign and diplomati

Introduction to International Relations

Author: Richard W. Mansbach,Kirsten L. Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135977283

Category: Political Science

Page: 872

View: 2315

This textbook introduces students to the key changes in current global politics in order to help them make sense of major trends that are shaping our world. The emphasis on change in global politics helps students to recognize that genuinely new developments require citizens to change their beliefs and that new problems may appear even as old ones disappear. It is designed to encourage students to think ahead in new, open-minded ways, even as they come to understand the historical roots of the present. Key features: explains global politics using an historical approach assesses several types of theory so that students become aware of what theory is and why it is necessary for understanding global politics presents key aspects of global politics including the development of the nation-state, power, international law, war, foreign policy, security, terrorism, international organization, international political economy, the global south, the environment and globalization extensive pedagogy to reinforce learning - student activities, visual materials, definitions of key terms and names, learning boxes, cultural materials, key documents, annotated bibliography and website addresses (support website with lecturers' materials, datasets and updates). Introduction to Global Politics will be essential reading for students of political science, global politics and international relations.

Hegemony or Empire?

The Redefinition of US Power under George W. Bush

Author: David Grondin,Professor Charles-Philippe David

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409495620

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 9441

American power has been subjected to extensive analysis since September 11, 2001. While there is no consensus on the state of US hegemony or even on the precise meaning of the term, it is clear that under George W. Bush the US has not only remained the 'lone superpower' but has increased its global military supremacy. At the same time, the US has become more dependent on its economic, financial and geopolitical relationships with the rest of the world than at any other time in its history, markedly since the events of 9/11. The distinguished scholars in this volume critically interpret US hegemony from a range of theoretical and topical perspectives. They discuss the idea of empire in the age of globalization, critique the Bush doctrine, analyze the ideologies underpinning a new American imperialism and examine the influence of neo-conservatism on US foreign and domestic policy.

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: Richard Devetak,Jim George,Sarah Percy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316631559

Category: Political Science

Page: 620

View: 9311

An Introduction to International Relations is a comprehensive introduction to the history, theories, developments and debates that shape the dynamic discipline of international relations and contemporary world politics. Bringing together an expert author team comprising leading academics from Australia and around the world, it allows readers to explore the discipline from both Australian and global perspectives. Known for its clear, easy-to-read style and relevant, real-world examples, the text has been fully updated and revised to reflect current research and the changing global political climate. This edition features extensive new material on: international history from World War I to World War II; international law; the globalisation of international society; and terrorism. A companion website for instructors offers additional case studies, critical thinking questions and links to relevant video and web materials that bring international relations theory to life.

Third World Politics

An Introduction

Author: Christopher S. Clapham

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299103347

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

View: 2772

“Extremely readable and worthwhile. . . . Clapham’s work provides a balanced and insightful perspective of an area which is as complex and diverse as the many countries which comprise its whole.”—Journal of International Law & Politics “To write a summary ofThird World Politicsis a nearly impossible task. . . . Professor Clapham has been able to present a challenging analysis that is worthy of attention. . . . This book is recommended to any Latin Americanist who wishes to put Latin America in the context of the Third World. It is written in clear English without complex statistical data.”—Latin America in Books “It is precisely Christopher Clapham’s sense of the essence of politics that commends his useful little book. Although not specifically devoted to Africa, his first love does show through in many of the examples chosen. The essential practicality of his approach is well demonstrated in the fact that a third of the book is given over to three chapters entitled: ‘Managing the Statel,’ ‘Managing the Economy,’ and ‘Managing the External Political Arena.’ ”—Richard Rathbone,The International Journal of African Historical Studies

Human Rights in World Politics

Author: Seyom Brown

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

View: 1978

The Rights of Peoples.

The Globalization of World Politics, An Introduction to International Relations

Political science, Political science

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478458704

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 3400

Facts101 is your complete guide to The Globalization of World Politics, An Introduction to International Relations. In this book, you will learn topics such as International history Twentieth Century, From the cold war to the world economic crisis, Realism, and Liberalism plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

An Introduction to World Politics

Conflict and Consensus on a Small Planet

Author: Richard Oliver Collin,Pamela L. Martin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442218037

Category: Political Science

Page: 635

View: 5798

This text offers a very basic introduction to world politics. The book is not as theoretical as other introductory IR texts, but instead emphasizes the role of people in politics.

International Law in a Multipolar World

Author: Matthew Happold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136631577

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 765

Since the creation of the United Nations in 1945, international law has sought to configure itself as a universal system. Yet, despite the best efforts of international institutions, scholars and others to assert the universal application of international law, its relevance and applicability has been influenced, if not directed, by political power.Today, the "decline of the West" and ascent of China and India poseparticular challenges for international law and institutions. The international system appears to be moving towards multipolarity, with various sites of power competing to exert influence in the world today. With contributors from a variety of countries providing perspectives from the disciplines of international law and international relations theory, International Law in a Multipolar World addresses the implications that multipolarity poses for the international legal system. Contributors including Jean d'Aspremont, Jörg Kammerhofer, Alexander Orakhelashvili, Christian Pippan and Nigel White, explore issues such as the use of force, governance and democracy, regionalism and the relevance of the United Nations in a multipolar world, while considering the overarching theme of the relationship between power and law. International Law in a Multipolar World is of particular interest to academics and students of public international law, international relations theory and international politics.

International Conflict and Cooperation

An Introduction to World Politics

Author: Mark R. Amstutz

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

View: 6856

This text brings the drama of international conflict to life. Using two basic themes, conflict and co-operation, it explores the behaviour of states and other global actors. Case studies and historical vignettes illustrate the dynamic nature of global politics.

The Politics of International Law

Author: Christian Reus-Smit

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521546713

Category: Law

Page: 324

View: 5413

This volume advances a new perspective on the politics of international law, illustrated through case studies.

The Politics of International Law

Author: Martti Koskenniemi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317766

Category: Law

Page: 388

View: 4547

Today international law is everywhere. Wars are fought and opposed in its name. It is invoked to claim rights and to challenge them, to indict or support political leaders, to distribute resources and to expand or limit the powers of domestic and international institutions. International law is part of the way political (and economic) power is used, critiqued, and sometimes limited. Despite its claim for neutrality and impartiality, it is implicit in what is just, as well as what is unjust in the world. To understand its operation requires shedding its ideological spell and examining it with a cold eye. Who are its winners, and who are its losers? How - if at all - can it be used to make a better or a less unjust world? In this collection of essays Professor Martti Koskenniemi, a well-known practitioner and a leading theorist and historian of international law, examines the recent debates on humanitarian intervention, collective security, protection of human rights and the 'fight against impunity' and reflects on the use of the professional techniques of international law to intervene politically. The essays both illustrate and expand his influential theory of the role of international law in international politics. The book is prefaced with an introduction by Professor Emmanuelle Jouannet (Sorbonne Law School), which locates the texts in the overall thought and work of Martti Koskenniemi.

An Introduction to Global Studies

Author: Patricia J. Campbell,Aran MacKinnon,Christy R. Stevens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444329588

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 3339

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world. Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material

World Politics: The Menu for Choice

Author: Bruce Russett,Harvey Starr,David Kinsella

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534604129

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

View: 2076

Get the tools you need to understand the vast and complex subject of international relations with WORLD POLITICS: THE MENU FOR CHOICE. This textbook incorporates current scholarship and insightful analysis and provides an introduction to game theory as a model for analyzing international relations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Contemporary World Politics

An Introduction to the Problems of International Relations

Author: Francis James Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

Page: 718

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World politics

an introduction to international relations

Author: Brian Hocking,Michael Smith

Publisher: Harvester/Wheatsheaf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 4975