International Law: Norms, Actors, Process : a Problem-oriented Approach

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Aspen Law & Business, 2002 - Law - 1018 pages
Instructors want to explore the processes of international lawmaking through an interdisciplinary approach and problem pedagogy will welcome this new casebook from an outstanding author team.
The authors lead students from fundamental to sophisticated topics, through 14 chapters organized into six parts:Introduction to International Law and LawmakingParticipants in the International Legal ProcessThe Interaction of International and Domestic LawThe Protection of Human DignityInterdependence and Integration: the Challenge of Collective Action ProblemsChallenges to International Law
In addition to its emphasis on lawmaking and decisionmaking in the international arena, this new casebook is distinguished by its:excellent authorship; all three contributors are distinguished young scholars known for the quality of their writingproblem approach, using real-life examples to illustrate key topics such as state formation (the former Yugoslavia), corporations as international legal actors (the apparel industry in developing states), constructing an environmental regime (protecting ozone layer), the tensions between trade and environmental politics (the tuna-dolphin problem), and responding to uses of force (the Gulf War)emphasis on the creation of implementation, and interpretation of international normsinterdisciplinary materials, incorporating perspectives from economics, political science, and critical and feminist legal studiescoverage of cutting-edge topics, including International Criminal Law; Environmental Law and regulation, and trade and investmentuse of maps, photographs, and other visual material to enliven the textmanageable length, well-suited to an upper-level course

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About the author (2002)

Jeffrey L. Dunoff is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he also serves as Director of the Institute for International Law and Public Policy. Dunoff has previously served as the Nomura Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, as a Senior Visiting Research Scholar in the Law and Public Affairs program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, as a Visiting Professor at Princeton University, and as a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. His scholarship focuses on public international law; international regulatory regimes, with a specific focus on international economic law; and on interdisciplinary approaches to international law. He is co-author (with Steven Ratner and David Wippman) of a leading textbook, International Law: Actors, Norms, Process, and his writings have appeared in the American Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Economic Law and other publications.

Rosa Brooks is a Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a consultant for the Human Rights Watch and for the President's Office at the Open Society Institute. She was on the Board of Directors for Amnesty International USA from 2002 3 and a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School of Government from 2000 1. She also worked for the US Department of State as a Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Brooks is a weekly columnist for The Los Angeles Times. She has written articles for The Washington Post and Harpers and published in scholarly journals such as The University of Chicago Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Georgetown Law Review and The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.

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