Defending the Society of States
Why America Opposes the International Criminal Court and Its Vision of World Society
By (author) Jason Ralph
Normal Price: $172.95
Your Price: $155.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $17.29! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.78 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Defending the Society of States by Jason Ralph
Book DescriptionThis book is among the first to address the issues raised by the International Criminal Court (ICC) from an International Relations perspective. By clearly outlining a theoretical framework to interpret these issues, Ralph makes a significant contribution to the English School's study of international society. More specifically, he offers a concise definition of 'world society' and thus helps to resolve a longstanding problem in international theory. This groundbreaking conceptual work is supported by an in-depth empirical analysis of American opposition to the ICC. Ralph goes beyond the familiar arguments related to national interests and argues that the Court has exposed the extent to which American notions of accountability are tied to the nation-state. Where other democracies are willing to renegotiate their social contract because they see themselves as part of world society, the US protects its particular contract with 'the people' because it offers a means of distinguishing America and its democracy from the rest of the world. This 'sovereigntist', or more accurately 'Americanist', influence is further illustrated in chapters on the sources of law, universal jurisdiction, transatlantic relations and US policy on international humanitarian law in the war on terror. The book concludes by evoking E.H. Carr's criticism of those great powers who claim that a harmony exists between their particular interests and those of wider society. It also recalls his argument that great powers sometimes need to compromise and in this context, Ralph argues that support for the ICC is a more effective means of fulfilling America's purpose and a less costly sacrifice than that demanded by the 'Americanist' policy of nation-building.
Buy Defending the Society of States book by Jason Ralph from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780199214310
(241mm x 160mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jason Ralph
America's War on Terror, Hardback (April 2013)» View all books by Jason Ralph
The US response to 9/11 was exceptional. The 'war on terror' challenged certain international norms as articulated in international law. This book focuses on four specific areas: US policy on the targeting, prosecution, detention, and interrogation of suspected terrorists.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Defending the Society of States book by Jason Ralph and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Jason Ralph
Jason Ralph is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leeds. He teaches in the areas of American Foreign Policy, Human Rights and International Society. He has published widely in these areas and is a graduate of King's College, London and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.