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The limits of international law

Author: Jack L Goldsmith; Eric A Posner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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"In this book, Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner argue that international law does matter but that it is less powerful and less significant than public officials, legal experts, and the media believe. International law, they contend, is simply a product of states pursuing their interests on the international stage. It does not pull states toward compliance contrary to their interests, and the possibilities for  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldsmith, Jack L.
Limits of international law.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607180159
Online version:
Goldsmith, Jack L.
Limits of international law.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607754527
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack L Goldsmith; Eric A Posner
ISBN: 0195168399 9780195168396
OCLC Number: 54913209
Description: 262 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Customary international law --
A theory of customary international law --
Case studies --
Treaties --
A theory of international agreements --
Human rights --
International trade --
Rhetoric, morality, and international law --
A theory of international rhetoric --
International law and moral obligation --
Liberal democracy and cosmopolitan duty --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner.
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Argues that International Law matters but that its scope and significance is far less than assumed by academics, the media, and many public officials. Adopting a rational choice framework, this book  Read more...

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