The UN Security Council and the Politics of International Authority
Law, Politics and Power
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UN Security Council and the Politics of International Authority by Bruce Cronin
Book DescriptionObserves how the growth of the political authority of the Council challenges the basic idea that states have legal autonomy over their domestic affairs. The individual essays survey the implications that flow from these developments in the crucial policy areas of: terrorism; economic sanctions; the prosecution of war crimes; human rights; humanitarian intervention; and the use of force. In each of these areas, the evidence shows a complex and fluid relation between state sovereignty, the power of the United Nations, and the politics of international legitimation. Demonstrating how world politics has come to accommodate the contradictory institutions of international authority and international anarchy, this book makes an important contribution to how we understand and study international organizations and international law. Written by leading experts in the field, this volume will be of strong interest to students and scholars of international relations, international organizations, international law and global governance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415775274
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bruce Cronin
UN Security Council and the Politics of International Authority, Paperback (March 2008)
Observes how the growth of the political authority of the Council challenges the idea that states have legal autonomy over their domestic affairs. Demonstrating how world politics has come to accommodate the institutions of international authority and anarchy, this book contributes to how we understand international organizations and law.
Institutions for the Common Good, Paperback (November 2003)
Bruce Cronin asks why states act collectively to protect populations within other states.
Community Under Anarchy, Paperback (July 1999)» View all books by Bruce Cronin
Aims to show how the development of various social identities among political elites leads to cohesive forms of cooperation. This book demonstrates how the cohesive structures evolve from various events and processes to diminish boundaries dividing societies. It also demonstrates how socially derived identities create new roles for state leaders.
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Author Biography - Bruce Cronin
Bruce Cronin is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Master's Program in International Relations at the City College of New York, USA. He is the author of Institutions for the Common Good: International Protection Regimes in International Society and Community Under Anarchy: Transnational Identity and the Evolution of Cooperation. Ian Hurd is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, USA. He is the author of After Anarchy: Legitimacy and Power in the UN Security Council.
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