How Nations Behave: Law and Foreign Policy

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Columbia University Press, 1979 - Political Science - 400 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
LAW AND INTERNATIONAL BEHAVIOR
9
The Role of Law and Its Limitations
12
The Politics of LawMaking
28
The Politics of Law Observance
39
Is It Law or Politics?
88
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL FORCES AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
99
Law and Ideological Conflict in the Nuclear Age
102
The Politics of Economics The New International Economic Order
199
Remaking the Law of the Sea
212
Idealism and Ideology The Law of Human Rights
228
THE LAW IN OPERATION
241
Suez The Law Works Then Fails But Is Vindicated
250
The Law Fails The Case of Adolf Eichmann
269
The Laws Other Influences The Cuban Quarantine
279
Vietnam The Uncertain Trumpet of Uncertain Law
303

The Third World
119
Law and Force The United Nations Charter
135
The United Nations
165
THE QUEST FOR NEW LAW
189
Competing Agendas for New Law
192
CONCLUSION
313
Notes
341
Index
389
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Louis Henkin is University Professor Emeritus and Special Service Professor at Columbia University and is Chairman of the Directorate of the Center for the Study of Human Rights.

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