The Limits of International Law

  title={The Limits of International Law},
  author={Jack Landman Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner},
1. Introduction PART I: CUSTOMARY INTERNATIONAL LAW 2. A Theory of Customary International Law 3. Case Studies PART II: TREATIES 4. A Theory of International Agreements 5. Human Rights 6. International Trade PART III: RHETORIC, MORALITY, AND INTERNATIONAL LAW 7. A Theory of International Rhetoric 8. International Law and Moral Obligation 9. Liberal Democracy and Cosmopolitan Duty 10. Conclusion 

Tables from this paper

Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics

1. Introduction 2. Why international law? The development of the international human rights regime in the twentieth century 3. Theories of commitment 4. Theories of compliance 5. Civil rights 6.

Customary International Law: A New Theory with Practical Applications

1. The enigmas of customary international law 2. Foundations of a new theory of customary international law 3. Resolving the conceptual enigmas of customary international law 4. Resolving the

International Relations Theory and International Law: A Critical Approach

Introduction 1. The theoretical foundations of constructivism and its treatment of law 2. Challenging the common sense idea of law 3. Introducing critical jurisprudence 4. Brown, desegregation and

Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International Courts

1. The creation and expansion of international courts 2. Major legal traditions of the world 3. A rational legal design theory of international adjudication 4. Domestic legal traditions and the

International Law as Law

This draft chapter is an attempt to discuss debates on the character of international law as a legal system. The chapter seeks to identify certain ideal-typical characteristics of international law

The Public International Law Theory of Hans Kelsen: Believing in Universal Law

1. Method and construction of international law in nineteenth century German scholarship 2. Kelsenian formalism as critical methodology in international law 3. An 'objective' architecture of

How international law works: introduction

How International law works offers a theory to explain why states comply with their international legal obligations. It then applies that theory to the field of international law, testing the

The Dynamics of International Law

1. Introduction 2. A new framework for analysis and a model for legal change 3. The influence of normative change on the operating system 4. Extra-systemic adaptations to systemic imbalance 5. The

Strategically Created Treaty Conflicts and the Politics of International Law

Foreword James Crawford Part I. Introduction: 1. Strategically created treaty conflicts Part II. International Law Thought: 2. Writing the 'principle of political decision' into the law of treaties

The international rule of law and the domestic analogy

Abstract A surge in academic interest in the interaction of international law with international politics has recently raised the profile of the rule of law in global politics. The idea of an



A Philosophy of International Law

* The Kantian Thesis * Sovereignty and Intervention * International Law, Game Theory, and Morality * The Rawlsian Theory of International Law * Self-Determination, Group Rights, and Secession *

Custom in Present International Law

The elements of international custom formation of international custom kinds of customary rules in international law customary rules and other rules of international law ascertaining customary rules

International Law in Historical Perspective

Preface. Introduction. 1. List of Cases (Jurisprudence). 2. List of Arbitrations. 3. Index of Names. 4. Index of Geographical Names. 5. Index of Ships. 6. Index of Subjects. 7. List of Treaties.

Towards Relative Normativity in International Law?

  • P. Weil
  • Law
    American Journal of International Law
  • 1983
1. The purpose of this article is to examine, even at the risk of magnifying them somewhat for clarity, the potential dangers that some recent developments usually studied from other angles—the jus

International Law and United States Law

Public international law is a system of binding obligations in international relations. This volume identifies, explains and justifies the generally accepted role of public international law in the

Inclusion and Democracy

  • I. Young
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 2002
Introduction. Chapter 1: Democracy and Justice. Chapter 2: Inclusive Political Communication. Chapter 3: Social Difference as a Political Resource. Chapter 4: Representation and Social Perspective.

Social Theory of International Politics

Drawing upon philosophy and social theory, Social Theory of International Politics develops a theory of the international system as a social construction. Alexander Wendt clarifies the central claims

The Regulation of International Trade

1 The Evolution Of International Trade Theory And Policy. 2 The Basic Elements Of The GATT/WTO, The North American Free Trade Agreement, And The European Union. 3 Dispute Settlement. 4 Trade,

Moral Principles and Political Obligations

Outlining the major competing theories in the history of political and moral philosophy--from Locke and Hume through Hart, Rawls, and Nozick--John Simmons attempts to understand and solve the ancient

On Liberal Nationalism

Liberal nationalism is a liberal form of nationalism that tries to reconcile two sets of seemingly contradictory values: the values of liberalism and...