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International Law 2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: May 2017
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107141551

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  • Written by one of the world's leading international lawyers, this is the new and updated edition of Jan Klabber's landmark textbook. International law can be defined as 'the rules governing the legal relationship between nations and states', but in reality it is much more complex, with political, diplomatic and socio-economic factors shaping the law and its application. This refreshingly clear, concise textbook encourages students to view international law as a dynamic system of organizing the world. Bringing international law back to its first principles, the book is organised around four questions: where does it come from? To whom does it apply? How does it resolve conflict? And what does it say? Building on these questions with both academic rigour and clarity of expression, Professor Klabbers breathes life and energy into the subject. Footnotes point students to the wider academic debate while chapter introductions and final remarks reinforce learning. The second edition has been updated throughout, with particular attention to recent judicial decisions, and features new sections on sovereign debt relief, the prompt release of vessels, and the Antarctic.

    • The new and updated edition of this landmark textbook by a leading international law scholar
    • Gives the broadest perspective on subject by looking at not only the legal but also the diplomatic and political context
    • The clear four-part structure guarantees students' understanding
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    'Moving beyond standard presentations of international law as a settled set of rules and practices, and without compromising on rigor and comprehensiveness, Jan Klabbers offers us here a remarkable reflective digest of the foundations, functioning, impact and dynamics of international law. Much more than a textbook: a vision for any student, researcher or practitioner.' Jean d’Aspremont, University of Manchester

    'I'd like to praise its lucidity and coverage, in particular its skilful combination of 'traditional' and 'modern' elements, both in its exposition and critique, linking classic concepts to emerging lines of thinking. It's an outstanding introduction to contemporary international law - and this update ensures it stays so.' Freya Baetens, University of Oslo, Norway

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107141551
    • length: 398 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Structure of International Law:
    1. The setting of international law
    2. The making of international law
    3. The law of treaties
    4. The subjects of international law
    5. Jurisdiction, powers and immunities
    6. The individual in international law, including human rights
    7. The law of responsibility
    8. International courts and tribunals
    9. Sanctions, countermeasures and collective security
    Part II. The Substance of International Law:
    10. Use of force
    11. The law of armed conflict
    12. International criminal law
    13. The seas, the air and outer space
    14. Protecting the environment
    15. The global economy
    Part III. The Surroundings of International Law:
    16. Domestic courts and their relationship with international law
    17. The politics and ethics of international law and global governance
    18. By way of conclusion
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki
    Jan Klabbers is currently Academy Professor (Martti Ahtisaari Chair) at the University of Helsinki, on leave from his position as Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki. He has held visiting professorships in New York, Geneva and Paris, and is currently Visiting Research Professor at Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam. He was one of the Inaugural Fellows at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of International Law and Justice at New York University (2009–10), and has served as Director of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research (2006–11).

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