International Relations: The Path Not Taken

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Cambridge University Press, 2006 M05 22 - 320 pages
This book is a comprehensive analysis of the relevance of international law to the conduct of international relations and foreign policy. Written by a distinguished international lawyer and academic with over 35 years of experience, this book contains a systematic treatment of both fields of study. This work serves as an introduction to contemporary theories of international relations and as a primer on international law especially for the non-lawyer. Focusing on contemporary problems of terrorism, nuclear non-proliferation, war and peace, economic development, protection of the global environment, reform of the United Nations, democracy and protection of human rights, this work develops the thesis that international law is a neglected tool of foreign policy that can be used to address many of today's difficult and unresolved problems. It concludes by advocating a 'new global order' in the form of the rule of law and multilateral solidarity in addressing world problems.

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Contents

6 International Political Economy
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The IMF provides emergency assistance to countries
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THE WORLD BANK GROUP
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The IFC promotes economic development through the private sector Working
161
GDP
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wages Third imports from lowwage countries even with the increases
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This coordinated effort can bear fruit A major step forward
191
7 International Environmental Protection
196

International relations deals with transactions and relationships among the
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agreed in his famous work Leviathan 1641 that nations are
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matched by a deep split over foreign policy among US
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4 A New Global Order Based on
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depriving itself of the possibility of using social power especially
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law is fully positivist As a result the natural law
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year ofthe outbreak of the First World War and the
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INTERNATIONAL ACTORS
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Individual treaty regimes may employ compliance and enforcement
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Reinventing
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century security concerns are common to all peoples In our
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Recognition ofthese latter two rights both ofwhich admittedly are highly
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Reconstruction Fund and so far twentyfour donors have committed about
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military began moving into Tamil homelands in 1987 Palestinian attacks
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UN Millennium Project has said No level of military might
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Third private companies increasingly participate in voluntary codes of
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power plants and smelters that directly damage humans animals and
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04
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restoration ofenvironmental damage In 2004 a similar scheme the Hazardous
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Tropical forest
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8 International Human Rights
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a denunciation in truth the UN Commission on Human Rights
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ENTER THE US SUPREME COURT
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GIVON
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9 International Crimes
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The charge of victors justice rings true in the sense
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ORGANS OF THE COURT
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delay a compromise deal was struck allowing the United States
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10 Conclusions
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Page 87 - The parties to any dispute, the continuance of which is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security, shall, first of all, seek a solution by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice.
Page 211 - In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.
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About the author (2006)

Thomas J. Schoenbaum received his JD in law from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge. He has practised and taught International Law since 1966 and is the author of numerous books and articles on legal matters. He has held academic appointments at the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick in the UK, and from 1983 to 2003 he was Professor and Director of the Dean Rusk Center of the University of Georgia. He is now Research Professor at George Washington University Law School in Washington DC and Graduate Professor at International Christian University in Tokyo.

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