Foreign Affairs and the United States Constitution

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Louis Henkin
New York, 1996 - Law - 582 pages
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This is Louis Henkin's classic book, long out of print, in a much-anticipated new edition. Reconceived, reorganized, and updated, this work remains a model of clarity. The new edition is essential reading for lawyers, scholars, and all who are interested in understanding the United States and its place in world affairs. Professor Henkin takes the reader through the mysteries of the US Constitutional system as it governs US foreign relations. He explains how the United States Government acts on the world scene - the respective authority of the President and Congress in making foreign policy and conducting foreign relations; conflict and co-operation between them in determining the use of military force, and US policy on arms control, on the sale of arms, on trade, on financial assistance, on human rights. He explains where US treaties stand in US law and policy; the role of the courts in foreign affairs; United States policy on the United Nations and other organizations, on international tribunals; what the Constitution requires in respect for individual rights within the United States and beyond. Every reader will be able to follow and enjoy the text. For those who are interested there are many pages of rich, scholarly notes.

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This book is exceptionally high on scholarship even though some of the author's conclusions are debatable respecting the extent to which the United States Constitution and laws are subject to so ... Read full review

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Louis Henkin is University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University

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