Journals Higher Education

The Creation of States in International Law

Second Edition

James R. Crawford

  • Provides the authoritative treatment of Statehood in the field of international law
  • Includes exhaustive coverage of State Practice
  • Provides a unique, legal perspective on pressing concerns of international relations eg: Chechnya, Kosovo, Palestine, Taiwan, and Tibet

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of Kosovo, Bosnia and other instances of the exercise of international dispositive powers
  • The unification of Germany and developments in the other 'divided States'
  • The final phases of decolonization, including the completion of the work of the UN Trusteeship Council
  • Trends in federalism and devolution; universalization of membership in the United Nations and the problem of the 'bureaucratization' of statehood
  • Recent disputes concerning secession, such as Quebec and Chechnya; and new practice respecting continuity and succession, especially in connection with the disintegration of Yugoslavia and the USSR
  • Updated sections on State practice and case law
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