International Law: Contemporary Issues and Future Developments

International Law: Contemporary Issues and Future Developments

By: Sanford R. Silverburg (editor)Paperback

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Featuring original contributions from well-established scholars and emerging stars in law and politics, this cutting-edge reader provides students with a succinct overview of the key issues facing international law today. The authors range from political science and law school instructors to professional researchers and lawyers in private practice, and they offer diverse, multinational perspectives on traditional and emergent issues in the practice and study of international law. Topics include R2P (Responsibility to Protect) and universal jurisdiction, nonterritorial subjects of international law, international political economics (IPE), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), international humanitarian law (IHL), the environment, political violence and terrorism, and post-colonialism. A concluding section on international political interaction covers a wide range of issues that link international politics to international law. Offering the most inclusive and contemporary body of material available, International Law: Contemporary Issues and Future Developments is an essential resource for courses on politics and international law.

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Sanford R. Silverburg is professor of political science at Catawba College. His publications include Palestine and International Law: Essays on Politics and Economics and U.S. Foreign Relations with the Middle East and North Africa (with Bernard Reich).


Preface About the Authors 1 Introduction SANFORD R. SILVERBURG PART ONE: INTERNATIONAL LAW FOUNDATIONS SECTION A Norms of International Law 2 Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity: The Revolution in International Criminal Law DAVE O. BENJAMIN SECTION B R2P: Responsibility to Protect 3 The Responsibility to Protect and the North-South Divide RAMESH THAKUR 4 Responsibility to Protect: New Perspectives to an Old Dilemma GIULHERME M. DIAS SECTION C Universal Jurisdiction 5 Universal Jurisdiction as an International "False Conflict" of Laws ANTHONY J. COLANGELO PART TWO: NON-TERRITORIALISM 6 Non-State Actors, International Law, and Human Rights ELENA PARIOTTI PART THREE: ECONOMIC INSTRUMENTS 7 Disparate Notions of Fairness: Comparative Insider Trading Regulation in an Evolving Global Landscape JOAN MACLEOD HEMINWAY 8 China's First Loss RAJ BHALA 9 Corporations and International Law EMEKA DURUIGBO PART FOUR: COURTS 10 Reaching Beyond the State: Judicial Independence, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and Accountability in Guatemala JEFFREY DAVIS AND EDWARD H. WARNER 11 The Upsurge in International Courts After the Establishment of the ICJ IGOR BORBA PART FIVE: INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW 12 Modern International Humanitarian Law STEFAN KIRCHNER 13 Peace Unkempt: How Ambiguities in Public International Law and International Humanitarian Law Contributed to the Failed U.N. Intervention in Somalia BJORN C. SORENSON PART SIX: THE ENVIRONMENT SECTION A: Air Law 14 Space Settlements, Property Rights, and International Law: Could a Lunar Settlement Claim the Lunar Real Estate It Needs to Survive? ALAN WASSER AND DOUGLAS JOBES 15 A Contemporary Review of the Air Space and Outer Space Regimes: The Thin Lines Between Law, Policy, and Emergent Challenges JACKSON NYAMUYA MAOGOTO AND STEVEN FREELAND SECTION B: Maritime Law 16 The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the European Union, and the Rule of Law: What Is Going on in the Adriatic Sea? DAVOR VIDAS 17 Power Politics or Orderly Development? Why Are States "Claiming" Large Areas of the Arctic Seabed? TIMO KOIVUROVA 18 The Law of the Sea and Human Rights SOPHIE CACCIAGUIDI-FAHY PART SEVEN: FORCE QUA TERRORISM 19 Moral Knowledge's Potential for Reducing the Restraint of Law: The Risk of Moral Education 393 CATHERINE LOTRIONTE 20 Babysitting Terrorists: Should States Be Strictly Liable for Failing to Prevent Transborder Attacks? VINCENT-JOEL PROULX 21 Force Qua Terrorism: International Law in the Wake of 9/11 ANNA OEHMICHEN 22 Exceptional Engagement: Protocol I and a World United Against Terrorism MICHAEL A. NEWTON PART EIGHT: POSTCOLONIALISM 23 Terrorism as Postcolonialism THOMAS R. O'CONNOR 24 The Flawed Foundations of Post-Colonial State Borders: Uti Possidetis Juris and Self-Determination ANDREW A. ROSEN 25 Modernity and International Law: Mythological Materialism in the East-West Telos PRABHAKAR SINGH 26 The Postcoloniality of International Law SUNDHYA PAHUJA PART NINE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL INTERACTION 27 The Evolution of Core Legal Principles JEFFREY S. MORTON 28 International Law and Politics JAMES LARRY TAULBEE 29 Law Versus Justice in International Negotiations: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict-Resolution (Management) Process SANFORD R. SILVERBURG Selected Bibliography Reprint Permissions Index

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  • publication date: 14/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780813344713
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 656
  • ID: 9780813344713
  • weight: 1142
  • ISBN10: 0813344719

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