Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 January 2015

641 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190227999

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An Introduction to Contemporary International Law

A Policy-Oriented Perspective

Third Edition

Lung-chu Chen

  • Applies the New Haven School approach explaining discrete aspects of the global decision process and their effects on the content of international legal norms
  • Provides an in-depth treatment of the key features of the New Haven School of international law
  • References both classic historical examples and contemporary events to illustrate international legal processes and principles
  • Focuses on important trends in international law, including the movement from a state-centered system to a people-centered one
  • Contributes to the development of a world community of human dignity through international law

New to this Edition:

  • Spotlights seven features that characterize the New Haven School approach to international law: participants, perspectives, arenas of decision, bases of power, strategies, outcomes, and effects
  • Covers major developments in international law since 2000
  • Provides a new generation of students with the interest and the intellectual tools needed to participate as responsible members of a world community based on the notion of human dignity for all people
  • Offers a more detailed analysis of international agreements in relation to domestic law and U.S. constitutional principles
  • Includes a new chapter exploring the vital role individual responsibility plays in the emerging field of international criminal law

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