International Law Essay

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Public International Law For my mother, Carol Ann Boas Public International Law Contemporary Principles and Perspectives Gideon Boas Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia Edward Elgar Cheltenham, UK • Northampton, MA, USA © Gideon Boas 2012 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior permission of the publisher. Published by Edward Elgar Publishing Limited The Lypiatts 15 Lansdown Road Cheltenham Glos GL50 2JA UK Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. William Pratt House 9 Dewey Court Northampton Massachusetts 01060 USA A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress Control Number: 2011936417 ISBN 978 0 85793 955 5 (cased) Typeset by Servis Filmsetting Ltd, Stockport, Cheshire Printed and bound by MPG Books Group, UK 03 Contents Preface List of abbreviations List of selected cases 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 International law: history, theory and purpose xiv xvi xviii 1 1 2 2 4 8 10 10 12 12 The approach to international law in this book The concept of international law The place of international law in history 1.3.1 The ancient roots of international law 1.3.2 The Peace of Westphalia and the development of modern international law 1.4 Theories of international law 1.4.1 The framework for international law and the importance of norms 1.4.2 Different theoretical conceptions of international law 1.4.2.1 Natural and positive law theories 1.4.2.2 Relationship between international relations, international law, and different theories of international law 1.4.2.2.1 Realism and liberalism 1.4.2.2.1.1 Realism 1.4.2.2.1.2 Liberalism 1.4.2.2.1.3 Realism and liberalism as alternatives 1.4.2.2.1.4 Constructivism 1.4.2.2.2 Post-Cold War

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