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The assault on international law

Author: Jens David Ohlin
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.
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"International law presents a conceptual riddle. Why comply with it when there is no world government to enforce it? The United States has a long history of skepticism towards international law, but 9/11 ushered in a particularly virulent phase of American exceptionalism. Torture became official government policy, President Bush denied that the Geneva Conventions applied to the war against al-Qaeda, and the US  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ohlin, Jens David, author.
Assault on international law
(DLC) 2014023293
(OCoLC)878299473
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jens David Ohlin
ISBN: 9780199987412 0199987416
OCLC Number: 897116963
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; The Assault on International Law; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Dramatis Personae; 1 Gaming the Federal Courts; 2 Presidents and Leviathans; 3 The Attack: Misunderstanding Rationality; 4 Solving the Prisoner's Dilemma of International Law; 5 War as Cooperation; 6 Reengaging International Institutions; Conclusion; Notes; Index.
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