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Law Among Nations : An Introduction to Public International Law (Paperback) (Gerhard Von Glahn)
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Offering a more accessible alternative to casebooks and historical commentaries, Law Among Nations explains issues of international law by tracing the field's development and stressing key principles, processes, and landmark cases.
This comprehensive text eliminates the need for multiple books by combining discussions of theory and state practice with excerpts from landmark cases. The book has been updated in light of the continuing revolution in communication technology, the dense web of linkages between countries that involve individuals and bodies both formal and informal; and covers important and controversial areas such as human rights, the environment, and issues associated with the use of force. Renowned for its rigorous approach and clear explanations, Law Among Nations remains the gold standard for undergraduate introductions to international law.
New to this Edition:
Added or expanded coverage of timely issues in international law:
- Drones and their use in the air and in space
- Islamic views of international law
- Inviolability and the difference between diplomatic immunity and sovereignty, in light of the Benghazi attack
Overhauled chapters on areas with great change:
- International criminal law
- Just war and war crime law
New cases on many subjects