The Fog of Law

Author: Michael J. Glennon
Publisher: Stanford Law & Politics
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215207593
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

"A most timely contribution that provokes important reflections, whatever one's perspective on the rule of law or the limits of international law. This book deserves to be read widely in the United States and, even more so, beyond its shores, to understand the politics of pragmatism."---Philippe Sands, University College London --

The Law of International Lawyers

Author: Wouter Werner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107193185
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Genre: History

This book provides original perspectives on the work of one of the most important thinkers in international law today.

The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law

Author: Marc Weller
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191653902
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Law

The prohibition of the use of force in international law is one of the major achievements of international law in the past century. The attempt to outlaw war as a means of national policy and to establish a system of collective security after both World Wars resulted in the creation of the United Nations Charter, which remains a principal point of reference for the law on the use of force to this day. There have, however, been considerable challenges to the law on the prohibition of the use of force over the past two decades. This Oxford Handbook is a comprehensive and authoritative study of the modern law on the use of force. Over seventy experts in the field offer a detailed analysis, and to an extent a restatement, of the law in this area. The Handbook reviews the status of the law on the use of force, and assesses what changes, if any, have occurred in consequence to recent developments. It offers cutting-edge and up-to-date scholarship on all major aspects of the prohibition of the use of force. The work is set in context by an extensive introductory section, reviewing the history of the subject, recent challenges, and addressing major conceptual approaches. Its second part addresses collective security, in particular the law and practice of the United Nations organs, and of regional organizations and arrangements. It then considers the substance of the prohibition of the use of force, and of the right to self-defence and associated doctrines. The next section is devoted to armed action undertaken on behalf of peoples and populations. This includes self-determination conflicts, resistance to armed occupation, and forcible humanitarian and pro-democratic action. The possibility of the revival of classical, expansive justifications for the use of force is then addressed. This is matched by a final section considering new security challenges and the emerging law in relation to them. Finally, the key arguments developed in the book are tied together in a substantive conclusion. The Handbook will be essential reading for scholars and students of international law and the use of force, and legal advisers to both government and NGOs.

The Cuban Embargo under International Law

Author: Nigel D. White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134451241
Release Date: 2014-10-24
Genre: Business & Economics

The United States embargo against Cuba was imposed over fifty years ago initially as a response to the new revolutionary government's seizure of US properties, which was viewed by the US as a violation of international law. However, while sanctions can be legitimate means of enforcing established norms, the Cuban embargo itself appears to be the wrongful act, and its persistence calls into question the importance and function of international law. This book examines the history, legality and effects of US sanctions against Cuba and argues that the embargo has largely become a matter of politics and ideology; subjecting Cuba to apparently illegitimate coercion that has resulted in a prolonged global toleration of what appears to be a serious violation of international law. The book demonstrates how the Cuban embargo undermines the use of sanctions world-wide, and asks whether the refusal of world governments to address the illegality of the embargo reduces international law to tokenism where concepts of sovereign equality and non-intervention are no longer a priority. Despite the weaknesses of international law, Nigel D. White argues that in certain political conditions it will be possible to end the embargo as part of a bilateral agreement to restore normal relations between the US and Cuba and, furthermore, that such an agreement, if it is to succeed, will have to be shaped by the broad parameters of law and justice. As a fierce re-evaluation of international law through the story of a country under siege, this book will be of great interest and use to researchers and students of public international law, international relations, and US and Latin American politics.

Collective Security

Author: Nicholas Tsagourias
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107653702
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Law

This analysis of collective security covers its institutional, operational and legal parameters along with the United Nations system, presenting it as a global public order institution for maintaining peace. The authors study its constitutional premises as they are shaped by the forces of law and politics. After an historical account of initiatives and projects for global peace, the authors explain the morphology of collective security as a global public order institution and outline its triggers, institutions, actors, components and tools. They go on to analyse its legal properties and the processes of political, legal and criminal accountability. The analysis and assessment are informed throughout by practice drawn from examples including Korea, Iraq and Libya, and by a wealth of cases from national and international jurisdictions.

The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2014

Author: Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190270513
Release Date: 2015
Genre: International law

The 2014 edition of 'The Global Community Yearbook' both updates readers on the important work of long-standing international tribunals and introduces readers to more novel topics in international law. This edition includes expert introductory essays by prominent scholars in the realm of international law, on topics as diverse and current as the intervention of the United States and coalition partners in territories under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to the weak area in the institutional and normative framework of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.

Advanced Introduction to International Conflict and Security Law

Author: Nigel D White
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781007426
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Genre: International law

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by some of the world�s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid sur

Women and States

Author: Ann E. Towns
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521768856
Release Date: 2010-06-03
Genre: Political Science

Examines momentous changes over the last century which have advanced women's status around the globe.

Essentials of Sports Law

Author: Glenn M. Wong
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313356759
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

Outlines the American legal system and tort law as they apply to sports from high school to professional, and discusses liability, drugs, discrimination, contracts, antitrust, labor relations, violence, gambling, and other topics.

National Security and Double Government

Author: Michael J. Glennon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190206444
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Law

Why has U.S. national security policy scarcely changed from the Bush to the Obama administration? And why does it matter? The theory of 'double government' posed by the 19th century English scholar Walter Bagehot suggests a disquieting answer. The public is encouraged to believe that the presidency, Congress, and the courts make security policy. That belief sustains these institutions' legitimacy. Yet their authority is largely illusory. National security policy is made, instead, by a 'Trumanite network' of several hundred members that is largely concealed from public view.

When No Majority Rules

Author: Michael J. Glennon
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN: UOM:39015029180356
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Political Science

Examining the electoral college system and the dangers inherent within it, Glennon proposes reforms to the procedure for selecting members of the electoral college and to the procedure within the House of Representatives which selects a president if the electoral college is logjammed.

Great Powers and Strategic Stability in the 21st Century

Author: Graeme P. Herd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135233396
Release Date: 2010-02-25
Genre: History

This book addresses the issue of grand strategic stability in the 21st century, and examines the role of the key centres of global power - US, EU, Russia, China and India - in managing contemporary strategic threats. This edited volume examines the cooperative and conflictual capacity of Great Powers to manage increasingly interconnected strategic threats (not least, terrorism and political extremism, WMD proliferation, fragile states, regional crises and conflict and the energy-climate nexus) in the 21st century. The contributors question whether global order will increasingly be characterised by a predictable interdependent one-world system, as strategic threats create interest-based incentives and functional benefits. The work moves on to argue that the operational concept of world order is a Concert of Great Powers directing a new institutional order, norms and regimes whose combination is strategic-threat specific, regionally sensitive, loosely organised, and inclusive of major states (not least Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and Indonesia). Leadership can be singular, collective or coalition-based and this will characterise the nature of strategic stability and world order in the 21st century. This book will be of much interest to students of international security, grand strategy, foreign policy and IR. Graeme P. Herd is Co-Director of the International Training Course in Security Policy at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He is co-author of several books and co-editor of The Ideological War on Terror: World Wide Strategies for Counter Terrorism (2007), Soft Security Threats and European Security (2005), Security Dynamics of the former Soviet Bloc (2003) and Russia and the Regions: Strength through Weakness (2003).

Of War and Law

Author: David Kennedy
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400827361
Release Date: 2009-01-10
Genre: Law

Modern war is law pursued by other means. Once a bit player in military conflict, law now shapes the institutional, logistical, and physical landscape of war. At the same time, law has become a political and ethical vocabulary for marking legitimate power and justifiable death. As a result, the battlespace is as legally regulated as the rest of modern life. In Of War and Law, David Kennedy examines this important development, retelling the history of modern war and statecraft as a tale of the changing role of law and the dramatic growth of law's power. Not only a restraint and an ethical yardstick, law can also be a weapon--a strategic partner, a force multiplier, and an excuse for terrifying violence. Kennedy focuses on what can go wrong when humanitarian and military planners speak the same legal language--wrong for humanitarianism, and wrong for warfare. He argues that law has beaten ploughshares into swords while encouraging the bureaucratization of strategy and leadership. A culture of rules has eroded the experience of personal decision-making and responsibility among soldiers and statesmen alike. Kennedy urges those inside and outside the military who wish to reduce the ferocity of battle to understand the new roles--and the limits--of law. Only then will we be able to revitalize our responsibility for war.

Targeted Killings

Author: Claire Finkelstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199646487
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Law

The controversy surrounding targeted killings represents a crisis of conscience for policymakers, lawyers, philosophers and leading military experts grappling with the moral and legal limits of the war on terror. The book examines the legal and philosophical issues raised by government efforts to target suspected terrorists without giving them the safeguards of a fair trial.

Exit Strategies and State Building

Author: Richard Caplan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199877300
Release Date: 2012-08-10
Genre: Political Science

In the past two decades, states and multilateral organizations have devoted considerable resources toward efforts to stabilize peace and rebuild war-torn societies in places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and Sierra Leone. Despite these prodigious efforts, there has been relatively little consideration of the critical questions arising from the "end game" of state-building operations. In Exit Strategies and State Building, sixteen leading scholars and practitioners focus on relevant historical and contemporary cases of exit to provide a comprehensive overview of this crucial issue. By examining the major challenges associated with the conclusion of international state-building operations and the requirements for the maintenance of peace in the period following exit, this book provides unique perspective on a critical aspect of military and political intervention. Deftly researched, Exit Strategies and State Building sheds new light on what is not merely an academic issue, but also a pressing global policy concern.