The Power of Legitimacy among Nations
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The Power of Legitimacy among Nations

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Although there is no international government, and no global police agency enforces the rules, nations obey international law. In this provocative study, Franck employs a broad range of historical, legal, sociological, anthropological, political, and philosophical modes of analysis to unravel the mystery of what makes states and people perceive rules as legitimate. Demonstrating that virtually all nations obey most rules nearly all of the time, Franck reveals that the more legitimate laws and institutions appear to be, the greater is their capacity for compliance. Distilling those factors which increase the perception of legitimacy, he shows how a community of rules can be fashioned from a system of sovereign states without creating a global leviathan.show more

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  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 612.36g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195061780
  • 9780195061789
  • 652,132

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`Franck is the first person who truly attempts in a systematic manner to make the concept of `legitimacy' operational with regard to public international law ... Franck has written a beautiful and surely provocative book in readable style ... His position can offer a most welcome spark for a renewed debate on the philosophical and theoretical fundamentals of public international law. This, in and of itself, is a stellar achievement.' Netherlands International Law Reviewshow more

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