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When international law works : realistic idealism after 9/11 and the global recession

Auteur : Tai-Heng Cheng
Éditeur: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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"When International Law Works stands to change the way states and scholars look at this contentious topic. In this seminal work, Professor Tai-Heng Cheng addresses the current international law debates and transcends them. Working from influential statements on international law by such scholars as Goldsmith, Posner, O'Connell, and Guzman, Cheng presents a new framework that states should consider when they confront  Lire la suite...
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Type d’ouvrage: Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Tai-Heng Cheng
ISBN: 9780195370171 0195370171
Numéro OCLC: 721887614
Description: xv, 341 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenu: Chapter One: Confronting Anxieties About International Law --
I. The Relevance and Irrelevance of Law --
II. Contemporary Debates --
III. Thesis --
A. The Central Case --
B. Effectiveness --
C. Legitimacy --
IV. Terms --
V. Outline of Inquiry --
VI. Conclusion --
Chapter Two: The Politics of Theorizing --
I.A Historical Survey --
II. Antiquity --
III. Middle Ages --
IV. Early Modernism --
V. Late Modernism --
VI. Post-Modernism --
VII. Choices in Theorizing --
VIII. Political and Normative Values in Theorizing --
IX. Conclusion --
Chapter Three: Legalism and Morality --
I. Framing the Inquiry --
II. Choices --
III. Legalism --
A. The UN Security Council --
B. International Court of Justice --
C. Conclusions About Legalism --
IV. The Morality of International Law --
A. Basic Values --
B. Moral Obligations --
C. Realist Critiques --
D. Liberal Critique --
E. Legal Obligations --
V. Guidance to Officials --
A. Morality --
B. Institutional Functions --
C. Effectiveness --
D. The Indeterminacy Paradox --
VI. Conclusion --
Chapter Four: Judges --
I. Theory --
A. Judicial Functions --
B. General Morality --
C. Specific Morality --
D. Effectiveness --
II. Praxis --
A. The Pedra Branca Case --
1. Legalism --
2. Morality --
3. Effectiveness --
B. The Nicaragua Case --
1. Legalism --
a. Provisional Measures --
b. El Salvador's Intervention --
c. Decision on Jurisdiction --
d. Merits --
2. Effectiveness --
3. Morality --
4. Feedback Loops --
C. The Avena Case --
1. Legalism --
2. Effectiveness --
3. Morality --
4. Feedback Loops --
III. Conclusion --
Chapter Five: Arbitrators --
I. Theory --
A. Arbitral Functions --
B. General Morality --
C. Specific Morality --
D. Effectiveness --
II. Praxis. --
A. United States-Stainless Steel (Mexico), Implementing Award --
B. Loewen Group, Inc. v. United States of America --
C. CMS Gas Transmission Co. v. Argentine Republic, Decision on Annulment --
III. Conclusion. Chapter Six: Regulators --
I. Theory --
II. Praxis --
A. The Global Financial Crisis --
B Responses and Decisions of Regulators --
C. The Financial Stability Board --
D. Guidance for Regulators --
III. Conclusion --
Chapter Seven: Legal Advisors --
I. Theory --
A. The Legal Advisor's Functions --
B. General Morality --
C. Specific Morality --
D. Interests and Effectiveness --
II. Praxis --
A. Abu Ghraib Prison --
B. Waterboarding --
1. Factual Assumptions --
2. International Legal Prescriptions --
3. The Interrogation Memoranda --
4. General Morality --
5. Specific Morality --
6. Guidance to Advisors --
7. Alternative Scenarios --
III. Conclusion --
Chapter Eight: Officials --
I. Theory --
II. Praxis --
A. The 1990 Gulf War --
1. Specific Morality --
2. General Morality and Effectiveness --
3. Feedback Loops --
B. NATO Bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia --
1 General Morality --
2. Specific Morality --
3. Feedback Loops --
C. The 2003 Invasion of Iraq --
1. General Morality --
2. Specific Morality --
3. Feedback Loops --
III. Conclusion --
Chapter Nine: Law Beyond Laws --
I. Reframing Debates --
II. Situating Among Theories --
III. Results from Case Studies --
IV. Conclusion.
Responsabilité: Tai-Heng Cheng.

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"When International Law Works stands to change the way states and scholars look at this contentious topic. In this seminal work, Professor Tai-Heng Cheng addresses the current international law debates and transcends them. Working from influential statements on international law by such scholars as Goldsmith, Posner, O'Connell, and Guzman, Cheng presents a new framework that states should consider when they confront an international problem that implicates the often competing interests of both their own communities and the global legal order. Instead of advocating for or against international law as legitimate or binding, as many commentators do, Cheng acknowledges both its shortcomings and benefits while presenting a practical means of deciding whether compliance in a given circumstance is beneficial, moral, or necessary. To demonstrate how his new proposal for approaching international law would work in a real crisis, Cheng provides numerous case studies from contemporary history that test his theory. Ranging topically from the current global economic crisis to the West's war on jihadist terrorism, these detailed and demonstrative case studies set this book apart from similar works of international legal scholarship. By combining theory with practice, When International Law Works gives policymakers, academics, and students 'real world' guidance on how to face new global problems. In doing so, this new book challenges readers to rethink the role of law in an increasingly crisis-driven world"--

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