How international law works : a rational choice theory /
- Publication info:
- Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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- How international law works : a rational choice theory / Andrew T. Guzmán.
- Main Author:
- Guzmán, Andrew T.
Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
- Related Resource:
"How International Law Works presents a theory of international law, how it operates, and why it works. Though appeals to international law have grown ever more central to international disputes and international relations, there is no well-developed, comprehensive theory of how international law shapes policy outcomes." "Filling a conspicuous gap in the literature on international law, Andrew T. Guzman builds a coherent theory from the ground up and applies it to the foundations of the international legal system. Using tools from across the social sciences, Guzman deploys a rational choice methodology to explain how a legal system can succeed in the absence of coercive enforcement. He demonstrates how even rational and selfish states are motivated by concerns about reciprocal noncompliance, retaliation, and reputation to comply with their international legal commitments." "Contradicting the conventional view of the subject among international legal scholars, Guzman argues that the primary sources of international commitment - formal treaties, customary international law, soft law, and even international norms - must be understood as various points on a spectrum of commitment rather than wholly distinct legal structures."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
xi, 260 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-247) and index.
9780195305562 (hardback : alk. paper)0195305566 (hardback : alk. paper)
Table of Contents
- Ch. 1. Introduction
- Ch. 2. General Theory of International Law
- Ch. 3. Reputation
- Ch. 4. International Agreements
- Ch. 5. Customary International Law
- Ch. 6. Understanding International Law.