International Law in World Politics

An Introduction

Author: Shirley V. Scott

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781626376045

Category: LAW

Page: 324

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The rules-based international order -- States -- Nonstate actors -- Intergovernmental organizations -- International courts and tribunals -- The autonomy of international law -- Legal argument as political maneuvering -- Reading a multilateral treaty -- The evolution of a multilateral treaty regime -- The initiation of international armed conflict -- The conduct of armed conflict -- Arms control -- Human rights -- The environment -- International law and the shifting distribution of power

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: 0198739850

Category: Globalization

Page: 610

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Now in its seventh edition, this contributed textbook introduces students to the history, theory, structures, and key issues in international relations. Fully updated and revised in light of recent developments in world politics, new chapters on feminism, race, international organizations,and NGOs ensure the text continues to cover topics that define the issues today and for the next generation.

International law and organization

an introduction

Author: Thomas R. Van Dervort

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 633

View: 3201

The study of international law has, in recent times, appeared disconnected from real world politics. In this book, international law is introduced as a dynamic process with an explicit connection to the contemporary realpolitik. Following an historical overview of the development of international law - starting with ancient Rome and continuing up to the present day - the author considers the basic principles of international law in specific fields, focusing on the application of international legal principles in domestic courts. Van Dervort concludes with an examination of law on an international plane, discussing disputes between sovereign nation-states.

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: 4637

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.

Politics of International Law and International Justice

Author: Edwin Egede

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684522

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 2004

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

Third World Politics

An Introduction

Author: Christopher S. Clapham

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299103347

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

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“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

Introduction to International Relations

Author: Richard W. Mansbach,Kirsten L. Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135977283

Category: Political Science

Page: 872

View: 7423

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.

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: 2644

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.

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: Richard Devetak,Jim George,Sarah Percy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108298869

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 8734

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.

Issues in 21st Century World Politics

Author: Mark Beeson,Nick Bisley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113731060X

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 6771

Fully revised, the second edition of this popular text provides an incisive and accessible survey of the key issues in world politics. Written by an international team of experts, the text includes new chapters on the media and international law, as well as updated chapters on pressing issues such as climate change and resource security.

Human Rights in World Politics

Author: Seyom Brown

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

View: 6200

The Rights of Peoples.

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: 3313

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.

The Politics of International Law

Author: Martti Koskenniemi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847316557

Category: Law

Page: 388

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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.

International Law and International Relations

Author: David Armstrong,Theo Farrell,Hélène Lambert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110701106X

Category: Law

Page: 353

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This fully updated and revised edition explores the evolution, nature and function of international law in world politics.

Understanding International Law

Author: Conway W. Henderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444318258

Category: Law

Page: 488

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Understanding International Law presents a comprehensive,accessible introduction to the various aspects of international lawwhile addressing its interrelationship with world politics. Presents well-organized, balanced coverage of all aspects ofinternational law Features an accompanying website with direct access to courtcases and study and discussion questions. Visit the site at:ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/internationallaw"www.wiley.com/go/internationallaw/a Includes discussion of the efficacy of international law, atopic unique among international law texts Offers discussion of other topics that most texts do notaddress, such as complete chapters on making the world safer, humanrights, the environment, and the world economy

Introduction to International Law

Where does the greatest weakness of international law lie: in its lack of a legislature, in its lack of an effective system of courts or in its lack of sanctions?

Author: Jennie Robinson

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640437551

Category: Law

Page: 11

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Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2007 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Public International Law and Human Rights, grade: B+, University of Malta, language: English, abstract: The dispersion and fragmentation of power in the community of states system, developed since the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, lie within a ‘horizontal’ framework of international relations. Such structure bears an anarchical nature, that is, there is not yet one world government to enforce international law and proper sanctions, nor an effective court system. Indeed so far, states seem to rather pursue their own interests, as they are still being the main actors under the remit of international law. Cassese argues that, states’ power of legal rules’ ‘auto-interpretation’ is “a power that necessarily follows from the absence of courts endowed with general and compulsory jurisdiction”.1 This assignment, with its different sections, will attempt to address the question: “Where does the greatest weakness of international law lie: in its lack of a legislature, in its lack of an effective system of courts or in its lack of sanctions?”

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

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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.

Human Rights in the World

An Introduction to the Study of the International Protection of Human Rights

Author: A. H. Robertson,J. G. Merrills

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719049231

Category: Political Science

Page: 355

View: 4369

Human rights now occupy a key place in international law and international relations. Nearly 100 states have accepted the United Nations Covenants of 1966; regional systems of human rights are in operation in Europe, Africa and Latin America; and organisations such as the ILO and Unesco have their own instruments and procedures. Human Rights in the World explains what the current guarantees of human rights are and how they work. Substantially rewritten and updated to take into account the ending of the Cold War, this new edition includes such issues as the War Crimes Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the role of the UN Commissioner for Human Rights. Authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date, the book is an invaluable source of reference for students, scholars and practitioners.

World Politics: The Menu for Choice

Author: Bruce Russett,Harvey Starr,David Kinsella

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495410683

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 8537

Using game theory as a model for analyzing international relations, WORLD POLITICS: THE MENU FOR CHOICE gives students an accessible and memorable introduction to the compelling world of international relations. Consistently praised in previous editions for its excellent balance of theory and issues, this ninth edition has been thoroughly updated and includes increased coverage of the legal implications of policies associated with the U.S.-led war on terror, a more complete examination of the role of democracy for conflict resolution both between and within states, and a more detailed look at international organizations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.