International Law

International Law

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International Law is both an introduction to the subject and a critical consideration of its central themes and debates. The opening chapters of the book explain how international law underpins the international political and economic system by establishing the basic principle of the independence of States, and their right to choose their own political, economic, and cultural systems. Subsequent chapters then focus on considerations that limit national freedom of choice (e.g. human rights, the interconnected global economy, the environment). Through the organizing concepts of territory, sovereignty, and jurisdiction the book shows how international law seeks to achieve an established set of principles according to which the power to make and enforce policies is distributed among States.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 20mm | 399.16g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199268843
  • 9780199268849
  • 87,913

About Vaughan Lowe

Vaughan Lowe is Chichele Professor of Public International Law, and a Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford

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Review quote

That it is authored by a distinguished worthy of note. No less interesting are Lowe's views on the changing nature of international law The Commonwealth Lawyer

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Table of contents

1. The Ambit of International Law ; 2. How International Law is Made ; 3. The Principles of the International Legal System ; 4. States ; 5. Inside the State ; 6. The Global Economy ; 7. The Global Environment ; 8. The Use of Force ; 9. Postscript

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