Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
978-0-7425-0008-2 • Hardback • February 2005 • $154.00 • (£119.00)
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Christopher C. Joyner (1948-2011) was professor of government at Georgetown University.
Chapter 1 Preface
Part 2 I Concepts and Principles
Chapter 3 The Nature of International Legal Rights
Chapter 4 The International Legal Community
Chapter 5 The State
Chapter 6 The Individual
Part 7 II Functions and Processes
Chapter 8 International Organizations
Chapter 9 Agreements and Disputes
Part 10 III Challenges and Response
Chapter 11 International Criminal Law
Chapter 12 Use of Force Law
Chapter 13 International Environmental Law
Chapter 14 Global Commons Law
Chapter 15 International Economic Law
Part 16 IV Conclusion
Chapter 17 Looking Back to See Ahead: Globalization and Challenges to the International Legal Order
An international law volume most suited for a contemporary American undergraduate audience studying the broad spectrum of global politics. Highly recommended.
— Choice Reviews
This is an accessible and engaging book which offers, not only an outline of the basic principle of the discipline, but a larger vision of the subject which makes vivid its potential, problems and necessity.
— Global Law Books
Christopher C. Joyner's modern textbook on international law is an impressive account of the state and development of international law at the turn of the 21st century. It is readable for its lucid and engaging style, but also for its grasp of the breadth and detail of international legal processes today. The author, professor of government at Georgetown University, presents a clear and convincing image of international law, as an increasingly institutionalized and conditioning influence on international political decisionmaking. The book is highly recommendable and a welcome contribution to the field.
— Ivar Alvik
·Puts international law in political context in a concise, non-case based approach.
·Opening chapter vignettes show contemporary relevance of legal concepts.
·Key terms are highlighted throughout and defined in an end of text glossary.·References include Websites for government documents, treaties, and UN materials.
·Covers economics, criminal law, the environment (the author's specialty), human rights, NGOs, and the impacts of globalization.
·Includes a unique chapter on common space regimes-air, oceans, Antarctica, and outer space.