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Kingsbury, Benedict

Works: 117 works in 300 publications in 4 languages and 7,389 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: JX1977, 341.23
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Most widely held works about Benedict Kingsbury
Most widely held works by Benedict Kingsbury
United Nations, divided world : the UN's roles in international relations by Adam Roberts( Book )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, highly praised as an authoritative assessment of the United Nations and its place in international relations, brings together distinguished academics and senior UN officials in a clear and penetrating examination of how the UN has developed since 1945. It examines the UN's various roles in addressing long-standing and difficult problems in the relations of states in such fields as international security, human rights, international law, and economic development. This extensively revised, updated, and expanded edition takes into account a wide range of developments in a world which remains very much divided: the rapid expansion of UN peacekeeping and election-monitoring activities; the consequences of the collapse of communist rule in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union; the 1990-1 Gulf conflict and its aftermath; attempts at settlement of many regional conflicts; UN involvements in fractured societies, including Cambodia, Somalia, and former Yugoslavia; and the increased focus on the political and resource limits of the UN's capabilities. This edition also takes full account of new sources, writings, and debates. There are four completely new chapters, by Patricia Birnie (environmental protection), Sally Morphet (peacekeeping), Brian Urquhart (post-Cold War security), and Peter Wilenski (the UN's structure). An appendix contains the full text of Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali's important report, An Agenda for Peace, to which he has added an introduction for this book. United Nations, Divided World is also a key reference work. The appendices include a bibliography and the complete text of the UN Charter, with all amendments. They also include lists of member states and their assessed contributions, Secretaries-General, UN peacekeeping and observer forces, and judgments and opinions of the International Court of Justice
The International politics of the environment : actors, interests, and institutions( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most pressing environmental issues, such as global warming, ozone depletion, water and air pollution, deforestation, and the loss of biodiversity generate enormous tasks for science, technology, and economic and social organization. But the seriousness and global scale of these problems also pose new challenges for international relations and demand new forms of co-operation between states. Is such co-operation possible? How can states negotiate workable international environmental agreements and implement them effectively? This book brings together leading specialists to assess the strengths, limitations, and potential of the international political system for global environmental management. Overview chapters examine the processes of international environmental negotiation, law-making, and regime formation, and explore the difficulties of implementation and enforcement. Experts close to particular institutions consider the environmental and developmental roles of the United Nations, the World Bank, and the European Community. Other chapters explore the conflicts of interest between states, especially between North and South, the increasingly central role of NGOs, and the problems of economic analysis and decision-making in the face of uncertainty, with particular reference to global climate change. Case studies of Brazil, Japan, and the United States explore critical factors influencing international environmental policy. This collection provides an authoritative and timely analysis of the political, economic, and moral issues at stake in international environmental co-operation
Hugo Grotius and international relations by Hedley Bull( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), "the miracle of Holland," was famous as a child prodigy, theologian, historian, Dutch political figure, escaped political prisoner, and finally as Sweden's Ambassador to France. Addressing his contribution to international relations, this book critically reappraises Grotius' thought, comparing it to his predecessors and examining it in the context of the wars and controversies of his time. The collection illuminates enduring problems of international relations: the nature of international society and its institutions, the equality of states, restraints in war, collective security, military intervention, the rights of the individuals, and the law of the sea.--Publisher description
Indigenous peoples of Asia( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presiding over a divided world : changing UN roles, 1945-1993 by Adam Roberts( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate finance : regulatory and funding strategies for climate change and global development by Richard B Stewart( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preventing risks of severe damage from climate change not only requires deep cuts in developed country greenhouse gas emissions, but enormous amounts of public and private investment to limit emissions while promoting green growth in developing countries. While attention has focused on emissions limitations commitments and architectures, the crucial issue of what must be done to mobilize and govern the necessary financial resources has received too little consideration. In Climate Finance, a leading group of policy experts and scholars shows how effective mitigation of climate change will dep
The Roman foundations of the law of nations : Alberico Gentili and the justice of empire( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Roman Foundations of the Law of Nations makes the important but surprisingly under-explored argument that modern international law was built on the foundations of Roman law and Roman imperial practice. A pivotal figure in this enterprise was the Italian Protestant Alberico Gentili (1552-1608), the great Oxford Roman law scholar and advocate, whose books and legal opinions on law, war, empire, embassies and maritime issues framed the emerging structure of inter-state relations in terms of legal rights and remedies drawn from Roman law and built on Roman and scholastic theories of just war and imperial justice. The distinguished group of contributors examine the theory and practice of justice and law in Roman imperial wars and administration; Gentili's use of Roman materials; the influence on Gentili of Vitoria and Bodin and his impact on Grotius and Hobbes; and the ideas and influence of Gentili and other major thinkers from the 16th to the 18th centuries on issues such as preventive self-defence, punishment, piracy, Europe's political and mercantile relations with the Ottoman Empire, commerce and trade, European and colonial wars and peace settlements, reason of state, justice, and the relations between natural law and observed practice in providing a normative and operational basis for international relations and what became international law. This book explores how both the theory and the practice of international politics was framed in ways that built on these Roman private law and public law foundations, including concepts of rights. This history of ideas has continuing importance as European ideas of international law and empire have become global, partly accepted and partly contested elsewhere in the world'--Provided by publisher
The quiet power of indicators : measuring governance, corruption, and the rule of law( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using a power-knowledge framework, this volume critically investigates how major global indicators of legal governance are produced, disseminated and used, and to what effect. Original case studies include Freedom House's Freedom in the World indicator, the Global Reporting Initiative's structure for measuring and reporting on corporate social responsibility, the World Justice Project's measurement of the rule of law, the World Bank's Doing Business index, the World Bank-supported Worldwide Governance Indicators, the World Bank's Country Performance Institutional Assessment (CPIA), and the Transparency International Corruption (Perceptions) index. Also examined is the use of performance indicators by the European Union for accession countries and by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation in allocating US aid funds"--
The Wars of the Romans : a critical edition and translation of De armis Romanis by Alberico Gentili( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was the Roman Empire just? Did Rome acquire her territories through just wars, and did Rome's rule exert a civilizing effect, ultimately beneficial for its subjects? Or was Roman imperialism a massive injustice - the bellicose conquest and absorption of countless peoples and large swaths of territory under false pretences, driven by greed and a lust for domination and glory? In The Wars of the Romans (1599), the important Italian jurist and Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford University Alberico Gentili (1552-1608) argues both sides of the debate. In the first book he lays out the case against the justice of the Roman Empire, and in the second book the case for. Gentili's polemic and highly engaging work helped pioneer the use of Roman law and just war theory in what became a leading international law approach to the enduring questions of the justice of empire. Writing in the wake of the first wave of European colonial expansion in the Americas, and relying on models of the controversy about Roman imperialism from Cicero to Lactantius and Augustine, Gentili developed the arguments which were to become pivotal in normative debates concerning imperialism. In this work Gentili, a consummate Roman law scholar, frames the moral and practical issues in a combination of Roman legal terminology and the language of natural law, a combination which was to prove highly influential in the literature from Grotius onward on natural law, the law of nations and what eventually became international law
The World Bank legal review by Hassane Cissé( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This books focuses on the legal challenges and opportunities for International Financial Institutions in the post-crisis world. It includes contributions from academics, practitioners and Bank staff
The emergence of global administrative law by Benedict Kingsbury( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What constitutes 'law' in the efflorescent field of 'global administrative law'? This article argues for a 'social fact' conception of law, emphasizing sources and recognition criteria, but it extends this Hartian positivism to incorporate requirements of 'publicness' in law. 'Publicness' is immanent in public law in national democratic jurisprudence, and increasingly in global governance, where it applies to public entities rather than to identifiable global publics. Principles relevant to publicness include the entity's adherence to legality, rationality, proportionality, rule of law, and some human rights. This article traces growing use of publicness criteria in practices of judicial-type review of the acts of global governance entities, in requirements of reason-giving, and in practices concerning publicity and transparency. Adherence to requirements of publicness becomes greater, the less the entity is able to rely on firmly established sources of law and legal recognition. 'Private ordering' comes within this concept of law only through engagement with public institutions. While there is no single unifying rule of recognition covering all of GAL, there is a workable concept of law in GAL
Alberico Gentili e il mondo extraeuropeo : atti del convegno, settima Giornata gentiliana, San Ginesio, 20 settembre 1997 by Giornata gentiliana( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governance by indicators : global power through quantification and rankings by Kevin Davis( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of indicators as a technique of global governance is increasing rapidly. Major examples include the World Bank's Doing Business Indicators, the World Bank's Good Governance and Rule of Law indicators, the Millennium Development Goals, and the indicators produced by Transparency International. Human rights indicators are being developed in the UN and regional and advocacy organizations. The burgeoning production and use of indicators has not, however, been accompanied bysystematic comparative study of, or reflection on, the implications, possibilities, and pitfalls of this practice. This
Indigenous peoples in international law by Benedict Kingsbury( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of the public in public international law by Benedict Kingsbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hacia el Derecho Administrativo global : fundamentos, principios y ámbito de aplicación by Benedict Kingsbury( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primera Parte: FUNDAMENTOS Capítulo Primero. Introducción: ¿Hacia el derecho administrativo global? Trayectorias y desafíos Capítulo Segundo. El Surgimiento del derecho administrativo global Capítulo Tercero. El concepto de "derecho" en el derecho administrativo global Capítulo Cuarto. El derecho administrativo de los estados unidos: ¿Un modelo para el derecho administrativo global? Segunda Parte: PRINCIPIOS: RENDICIÓN DE CUENTAS, PARTICIPACIÓN, TRANSPARENCIA, MOTIVACIÓN Y CONTROL Capítulo Quinto. La falta de ponderación de los intereses afectados en la gobernanza regulatoria a nivel global y sus remedios: reedición de cuentas, participación y sensibilización Capítulo Sexto. La realización de políticas de transparencia en las instituciones de la gobernanza global: justificación, efectos e implicaciones Capítulo Séptimo. Sucedáneos normativos o derecho público en la gobernanza global: un estudio a través de las recomendaciones o prescripciones internacionales para la regulación de las infraestructuras estatales Capítulo Octavo. Los tribunales administrativos de las organizaciones internacionales desde la perspectiva del emergente derecho administrativo global Capítulo Noveno. La ponderación y control de las reglas regulatorias y de las resoluciones de alcance global por parte de los tribunales nacionales Tercera Parte: LA APLICACIÓN DEL DERECHO ADMINISTRATIVO GLOBAL: COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL E INSTITUCIONES DE INVERSIÓN Capítulo Décimo. La organización mundial del comercio: Las múltiples dimensiones del derecho administrativo global Capítulo Undécimo. El arbitraje de inversión como sistema de gobernanza: El trato justo y equitativo, el test de proporcionalidad y el emergente derecho administrativo global Capítulo Duodécimo. Los mecanismos de ejecución y cumplimiento de la regulación transnacional en un mundo globalizado Capítulo Decimotercero. El derecho administrativo global y la democracia deliberativa
Reconciling five competing conceptual structures of indigenous people's claims in international and comparative law by Benedict Kingsbury( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal positivism as normative politics : international society, balance of power and Lassa Oppenheim's positive international law by Benedict Kingsbury( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Because mainstream international law positivism in the tradition of Lassa Oppenheim (1858-1919) has sought to separate law from morals and from politics, many critics have dismissed this positivism as amoral, apolitical, and atheoretical. This article offers a reading of Lassa Oppenheim that challenges this view. Drawing on the jurisprudential theory articulated in Oppenheim's non-international law writings about conscience and justice, the author reads Oppenheim's adoption of an austere positivism in international law as a theoretically-grounded normative choice of a concept of law best suited to advance his moral and political values. The author thus treats Oppenheim's normative positivism as political, and considers it together with Oppenheim's advocacy of international society and balance of power as a statement of political conditions for international law
Developments in dispute settlement : interstate arbitration since 1945 by Christine Gray( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The International politics of the environment : actors, interests, and institutions
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Benedict Kingsbury American academic

Benedict Kingsbury neuseeländischer Jurist und Professor an der New York University

Benedict Kingsbury professor uit Nieuw-Zeeland

Kingsbury, B. 1961-

Kingsbury, Benedict William

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The International politics of the environment : actors, interests, and institutionsHugo Grotius and international relationsClimate finance : regulatory and funding strategies for climate change and global developmentThe Roman foundations of the law of nations : Alberico Gentili and the justice of empireThe Wars of the Romans : a critical edition and translation of De armis Romanis