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The Economic Structure of International Law


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Presents a rationalist analysis of the structure of international law. This book employs social scientific techniques to develop an understanding of the role of law in international society. It delves into the question of compliance and reveals the real-world circumstances under which states might adhere to or violate international law.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

* Preface * Introduction * Jurisdiction * Customary International Law * Treaty * International Organization * Inter-Functional Linkage and Fragmentation * International Adjudication * Afterword * Notes * Index

Portrait

Joel P. Trachtman is Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Pressestimmen

It is impressive that Trachtman, who is thoroughly learned in the law, is also highly competent in the relevant portions of economics and political science. The Economic Structure of International Law should help to set a standard for the systematic use of social science in the analysis of international law. -- Robert O. Keohane Journal of Economic Literature 20090601 Joel Trachtman presents a painstaking review of economic approaches to understanding international relations theory and international law...The history of international law theory consists of a debate in which the pendulum has swung between the natural law theorists and the positivists. Trachtman's achievement is to show that even on the terms of positivists or rational choice theorists, the notion that states act according to their self-interest is not sufficient to establish that customary international law is not binding on states so acting: self-interest cannot justify everything. This is important...It may be hoped that Trachtman's work will help weigh the pendulum more heavily in favor of compliance with international law. -- Niall Meagher World Trade Review 20090701 Neither political scientists nor economists have known enough about law to show how a rational-institutional analysis would relate to various technical rules and specific practices of international law, as Trachtman does. It is impressive that Trachtman, who is thoroughly learned in the law, is also highly competent in the relevant portions of economics and political science. The Economic Structure of International Law should help to set a standard for the systematic use of social science in the analysis of international law. -- Robert O. Keohane Journal of Economic Literature 20090601 Perhaps the most commendable aspect of the book is its breadth. It provides a solid overview of international law, covers a large number of economic methodologies, and manages to combine the two in a way that creates an original argument without being repetitive or confusing...The book is rich with examples of where international law works and where it fails to induce compliance and align results with preferences. -- Sharanya Sai Mohan Yale Journal of International Law 20090601
EAN: 9780674030985
ISBN: 0674030982
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HARVARD UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2008
Seitenanzahl: 354 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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