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The Resource The new terrain of international law : courts, politics, rights, Karen J. Alter

The new terrain of international law : courts, politics, rights, Karen J. Alter

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The new terrain of international law : courts, politics, rights
Title
The new terrain of international law
Title remainder
courts, politics, rights
Statement of responsibility
Karen J. Alter
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1989, when the Cold War ended, there were six permanent international courts. Today there are more than two dozen that have collectively issued over thirty-seven thousand binding legal rulings. The New Terrain of International Law charts the developments and trends in the creation and role of international courts, and explains how the delegation of authority to international judicial institutions influences global and domestic politics.The New Terrain of International Law presents an in-depth look at the scope and powers of international courts operating around the world. Focusing on dispute resolution, enforcement, administrative review, and constitutional review, Karen Alter argues that international courts alter politics by providing legal, symbolic, and leverage resources that shift the political balance in favor of domestic and international actors who prefer policies more consistent with international law objectives. International courts name violations of the law and perhaps specify remedies. Alter explains how this limited power--the power to speak the law--translates into political influence, and she considers eighteen case studies, showing how international courts change state behavior. The case studies, spanning issue areas and regions of the world, collectively elucidate the political factors that often intervene to limit whether or not international courts are invoked and whether international judges dare to demand significant changes in state practices"--
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Alter, Karen J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • International law
  • International courts
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • International courts
  • International law
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The new terrain of international law : courts, politics, rights, Karen J. Alter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-439) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 450 pages
Isbn
9780691154749
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841391615
Label
The new terrain of international law : courts, politics, rights, Karen J. Alter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 450 pages
Isbn
9780691154749
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841391615

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