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Law without nations? : why constitutional government requires sovereign states

Author: Jeremy A Rabkin
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When and to what extent should the United States participate in the international legal system? This forcefully argued book by legal scholar Jeremy Rabkin provides an insightful new look at this important question." "Americans have long debated whether the United States should join forces with institutions such as the International Criminal Court and the Kyoto Protocol. Rabkin argues that the value of international  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy A Rabkin
ISBN: 9780691095301 0691095302 9780691130552 0691130558
OCLC Number: 54685658
Description: 350 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : By our own lights --
Global governance on constitutional government? --
The constitutional logic of sovereignty --
The enlightenment and law of nations --
Diplomacy of independence --
A world safe for eurogovernance --
The human rights crusade --
Is sovereignty traded in trade agreements? --
American independence and the opinions of mankind.
Responsibility: Jeremy A. Rabkin.
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What authority does international law really have for the United States? When and to what extent should the United States participate in the international legal system? This book provides an insight  Read more...

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"[A] forceful defense of the virtues of national sovereignty... Law without Nations? is readable and persuasive."--Thomas Nagel, New Republic "[A] learned and closely-argued book... His argument is Read more...

 
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