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Description - The Politics of International Law by Christian Reus-Smit

Politics and law appear deeply entwined in contemporary international relations. Yet existing perspectives struggle to understand the complex interplay between these aspects of international life. In this path-breaking volume, a group of leading international relations scholars and legal theorists advance a new constructivist perspective on the politics of international law. They reconceive politics as a field of human action that stands at the intersection of issues of identity, purpose, ethics, and strategy, and define law as an historically contingent institutional expression of such politics. They explain how liberal politics has conditioned modern international law and how law 'feeds back' to constitute international relations and world politics. This new perspective on the politics of international law is illustrated through detailed case-studies of the use of force, climate change, landmines, migrant rights, the International Criminal Court, the Kosovo bombing campaign, international financial institutions, and global governance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521546713
ISBN-10: 0521546710
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christian Reus-Smit

Christian Reus-Smit is a Senior Fellow and Head of the Department of International Relations in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University. He is author of American Power and World Order (2004), The Moral Purpose of the State (1999) and co-author of Theories of International Relations (2001).

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