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International relations theory and international law : a critical approach, Adriana Sinclair

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International relations theory and international law : a critical approach
Title
International relations theory and international law
Title remainder
a critical approach
Statement of responsibility
Adriana Sinclair
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
International law is playing an increasingly important role in international politics. However, international relations theorists have thus far failed to conceptualise adequately the role that law plays in politics. Instead, IR theorists have tended to operate with a limited conception of law. An understanding of jurisprudence and legal methodology is a crucial step towards achieving a better account of international law in IR theory. But many of the flaws in IR's idea of law stem also from the theoretical foundations of constructivism - the school of thought which engages most frequently with law. Adriana Sinclair rehabilitates IR theory's understanding of law, using cases studies from American, English and international law to critically examine contemporary constructivist approaches to IR and show how a gap in their understanding of law has led to inadequate theorisation
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N$T
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1977-
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Sinclair, Adriana
Dewey number
341
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ3410
LC item number
.S56 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • International law
  • International relations
  • International law
  • International relations
  • LAW
  • International law
  • International relations
  • Internationale Politik
  • Theorie
  • Rechtstheorie
  • Völkerrecht
  • Politische Theorie
Label
International relations theory and international law : a critical approach, Adriana Sinclair
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 The theoretical foundations of constructivism and its treatment of law -- Introduction -- ONUF -- Introduction -- Rules -- Agency -- Conclusion -- KRATOCHWIL -- Introduction -- Intersubjectivity -- Change -- The causal power of norms -- Kratochwil and the law -- International law -- Conclusion -- 2 Challenging the common sense idea of law -- Introduction: setting the scene -- The common sense view of law -- Formalism -- Legal reasoning in the common sense idea of law -- Syllogism and deductive reasoning -- Reasoning by analogy -- Precedent -- Flexibility and legal Reasoning: how legal reasoning actually works -- Anti-formalism and the middle way -- Conclusion: how to understand law -- 3 Introducing critical jurisprudence -- Introduction -- The sociological movement -- From sociological to 8216;critical8217; approaches -- Marxism and the conflict model of society -- Re-imagining a Marxist theory of law -- Critical legal studies -- Legal indeterminacy -- Feminism: critical jurisprudence in action -- Conclusion -- 4 Brown, desegregation and racism in America: the myth and reality of law8217;s ability to solve complex social problems -- Introduction -- The 8216;story8217; of Brown -- The NAACP8217;s litigation strategy -- A direct attack on Plessy: beyond 8216;separate but equal8217; -- The case and the opinion -- Explaining Brown -- Brown and civil rights reform: a different reading of Brown -- The courts and social change -- Brown and the law -- Conclusion -- 5 Constructing rape: defining the problem and finding the solution -- Introduction -- The problem with rape -- The 1970s and 1980s: treatment of complainants -- New Labour reform: the preoccupation with conviction rates -- Reform -- Attrition rates -- Competing narratives of the rape problem -- Feminist interpretations -- Third phase feminism -- Conclusion -- 6 Law and normative backsliding: torture since 9/11 -- Introduction -- The evolution of constructivism -- Theories of norm evolution post-9/11 -- Norm evolution as a ratchet -- The role of law in normative backsliding -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
694852019
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 201 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511918698
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694852019
Label
International relations theory and international law : a critical approach, Adriana Sinclair
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 The theoretical foundations of constructivism and its treatment of law -- Introduction -- ONUF -- Introduction -- Rules -- Agency -- Conclusion -- KRATOCHWIL -- Introduction -- Intersubjectivity -- Change -- The causal power of norms -- Kratochwil and the law -- International law -- Conclusion -- 2 Challenging the common sense idea of law -- Introduction: setting the scene -- The common sense view of law -- Formalism -- Legal reasoning in the common sense idea of law -- Syllogism and deductive reasoning -- Reasoning by analogy -- Precedent -- Flexibility and legal Reasoning: how legal reasoning actually works -- Anti-formalism and the middle way -- Conclusion: how to understand law -- 3 Introducing critical jurisprudence -- Introduction -- The sociological movement -- From sociological to 8216;critical8217; approaches -- Marxism and the conflict model of society -- Re-imagining a Marxist theory of law -- Critical legal studies -- Legal indeterminacy -- Feminism: critical jurisprudence in action -- Conclusion -- 4 Brown, desegregation and racism in America: the myth and reality of law8217;s ability to solve complex social problems -- Introduction -- The 8216;story8217; of Brown -- The NAACP8217;s litigation strategy -- A direct attack on Plessy: beyond 8216;separate but equal8217; -- The case and the opinion -- Explaining Brown -- Brown and civil rights reform: a different reading of Brown -- The courts and social change -- Brown and the law -- Conclusion -- 5 Constructing rape: defining the problem and finding the solution -- Introduction -- The problem with rape -- The 1970s and 1980s: treatment of complainants -- New Labour reform: the preoccupation with conviction rates -- Reform -- Attrition rates -- Competing narratives of the rape problem -- Feminist interpretations -- Third phase feminism -- Conclusion -- 6 Law and normative backsliding: torture since 9/11 -- Introduction -- The evolution of constructivism -- Theories of norm evolution post-9/11 -- Norm evolution as a ratchet -- The role of law in normative backsliding -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
694852019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511918698
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694852019

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