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Political Economy of International Law : A European Perspective (Hardcover)

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The Political Economy of International Law is the first edited book that provides a systematic and coherent review of the interactions between political economy (PE) and international law (IL). While PE’s most common meaning refers to interdisciplinary studies drawing upon economics, law, and political science in explaining how political institutions, the political environment, and the economic system influence each other, in this book PE refers to questions: Who are the actors? What motivates them (their preferences) on the one hand and their constraints (power, resources, laws) on the other? It explores public international law through the lens of political economy and international law, and examines how PE can increase our understanding of IL. The combination of these two elements promote the finding of better solutions to problems. Whereas international lawyers bring their knowledge of institutions and their experience to the table, PE brings a theoretical framework that helps to capture a problem’s underlying structure. In the brief conclusion some reflections on the relationship between the disciplines of IL and PE are developed. What each can learn from the other turns out to be a story of paradoxes and great potential. Eighteen chapters are divided into five parts: framework issues; political economy and the sources of international law; political economy and the enforcement of international law; political economy and substantive fields of international law; conclusions. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 461
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Political Science
Sub-Genre: International, Economic Conditions
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2016
TCIN: 51414354
UPC: 9781785364396
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-0290
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