About the Book

International Law

International Law

Contemporary Issues and Future Developments
March 2011
Trade Paperback · 656 Pages
$59.00 U.S. · $68.00 CAN · £39.99 U.K. · €41.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780813344713


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Featuring original contributions from well-established scholars and emerging stars in law and politics, this cutting-edge reader provides students with a succinct overview of the key issues facing international law today. The authors range from political science and law school instructors to professional researchers and lawyers in private practice, and they offer diverse, multinational perspectives on traditional and emergent issues in the practice and study of international law. Topics include R2P (Responsibility to Protect) and universal jurisdiction, nonterritorial subjects of international law, international political economics (IPE), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), international humanitarian law (IHL), the environment, political violence and terrorism, and post-colonialism. A concluding section on international political interaction covers a wide range of issues that link international politics to international law. Offering the most inclusive and contemporary body of material available, International Law: Contemporary Issues and Future Developments is an essential resource for courses on politics and international law.

About the Author


Sanford R. Silverburg is professor of political science at Catawba College. His publications include Palestine and International Law: Essays on Politics and Economics and U.S. Foreign Relations with the Middle East and North Africa (with Bernard Reich).