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Description - International Law and International Relations by Beth A. Simmons

This 2007 volume is intended to help readers understand the relationship between international law and international relations (IL/IR). As a testament to this dynamic area of inquiry, new research on IL/IR is now being published in a growing list of traditional law reviews and disciplinary journals. The excerpted articles in this volume, all of which were first published in International Organization, represent some of the most important research since serious social science scholarship began in this area more than twenty five years ago. They are important milestones toward making IL/IR a central concern of scholarly research in international affairs. The contributions cover some of the main topics of international affairs to provide readers with a range of theoretical perspectives, concepts, and heuristics that can be used to analyze the relationship between international law and international relations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521861861
ISBN-10: 0521861861
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 48mm)
Pages: 776
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Beth A. Simmons

Beth Simmons is Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University. She received her Ph.D. degree in 1991 at the Department of Government from Harvard University. She has taught international relations, international law, and international political economy at Duke University, the University of California at Berkeley, and Harvard. Her book, Who Adjusts? Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policy During the Interwar Years, 1924-1939, was recognized by the American Political Science Association as the best book published in 1994 in government, politics, or international relations. She is currently serving as Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard and is finishing a book on the effects of international law on human rights practices. She serves on several editorial boards, including those of the American Journal of International Law and International Organization. Richard H. Steinberg is Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Senior Scholar at the Stanford University Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies. He received his JD degree from Stanford Law School in 1986 and his PhD degree in 1992 in Political Science from Stanford University. Dr Steinberg has written more than thirty articles on international trade law and politics, international intellectual property protection, international human rights law and politics, and the changing nature of the state. His books include The Evolution of the Trade Regime: Economics, Politics, and Law of the GATT/WTO (co-authored) (2006) and The Greening of Trade Law: Environmental Issues and International Trade Organizations (editor and co-author) (2002). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of International Law and International Organization.

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