In the freshest new international law text in 20 years, Christopher C. Joyner offers a critical assessment of international legal rules in the early 21st century as they are applied by governments to the real world. Looking at concepts and principles, processes and critical problems, Joyner steers clear of an old-time case method approach, preferring to treat issues thematically. He shows the challenges of international law in terms of peace, security, human rights, the environment, and economic justice. Particular features of the book include engaging vignettes, clearly defined key terms, and special coverage of emerging topics including common spaces; international criminal law; rules, norms, and regimes; and trade relations and commercial exchange. Through it all, Joyner maintains an intent focus on the role of the individual in the evolving international legal order.
Christopher C. Joyner (1948-2011) was professor of government at Georgetown University.
Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 I Concepts and Principles Chapter 3 The Nature of International Legal Rights Chapter 4 The International Legal Community Chapter 5 The State Chapter 6 The Individual Part 7 II Functions and Processes Chapter 8 International Organizations Chapter 9 Agreements and Disputes Part 10 III Challenges and Response Chapter 11 International Criminal Law Chapter 12 Use of Force Law Chapter 13 International Environmental Law Chapter 14 Global Commons Law Chapter 15 International Economic Law Part 16 IV Conclusion Chapter 17 Looking Back to See Ahead: Globalization and Challenges to the International Legal Order