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International Law in World Politics: An Introduction, 3rd edition

Shirley V. Scott

Reflecting a dramatically changing global context, the third edition of International Law in World Politics introduces the actors, structures, processes, and issues of international law in a way that makes sense to students of political science. Features of the new edition include: • current case studies that bring the subject to life. • an entirely new chapter on international    More >

International Law in World Politics: An Introduction, 3rd edition

The United States and Multilateral Treaties: A Policy Puzzle

Johannes Thimm

Why is the US so reluctant to join global multilateral treaties, even when those treaties are in line with its own policies? And how does it decide which treaties to ratify? Finding that the answers to these questions is less straightforward than may be apparent at first glance, Johannes Thimm explores the role of domestic politics in US unilateralism—and concludes that the real puzzle is    More >

The United States and Multilateral Treaties: A Policy Puzzle

The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Interdependent World, 5th edition

Brian Frederking and Paul F. Diehl, editors

Covering decisionmaking processes, peace and security affairs, and economic, social, and humanitarian issues, The Politics of Global Governance helps students of international organizations to understand the major themes, theories, and approaches central to the subject. The fifteen new selections in this fully revised edition reflect an increased emphasis on transnational governance and emerging    More >

The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Interdependent World, 5th edition

Debating Human Rights

Daniel P.L. Chong

Even as human rights provide the most widely shared moral language of our time, they also spark highly contested debates among scholars and policymakers. When should states protect human rights? Does the global war on terror necessitate the violation of some rights? Are food, housing, and health care valid human rights? Debating Human Rights introduces the theory and practice of international    More >

Debating Human Rights

Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: International Law, Local Responses

Tonia St. Germain and Susan Dewey, editors

The authors of this groundbreaking book explore the gap between policy and practice in international responses to conflict-related sexual violence. Drawing on their research in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America, they offer fresh perspectives on, and practical approaches to, achieving justice for women who have survived wartime sexual assault.    More >

Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: International Law, Local Responses

The Princeton Process on the Crime of Aggression: Materials of the Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression, 2003-2009

Stefan Barriga, Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, Christian Wenaweser

This compilation of documents related to the "Princeton Process"—five rounds of intergovernmental negotiations held by the UN's Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression (SWGCA) at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in 2004-2009—captures the complexities of the issues at stake. The volume includes all reports of the SWGCA, as well as selected    More >

The Princeton Process on the Crime of Aggression: Materials of the Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression, 2003-2009

International Law: Classic and Contemporary Readings, 3rd Edition

Charlotte Ku and Paul F. Diehl, editors

Covering subjects ranging from treaties and dispute resolution to the environment, human rights, and terrorism, this anthology reveals the influence of international law on political behavior. The third edition has been updated with 13 new chapters that discuss emerging actors and structures, address the most pressing current issues, and consider the future evolution of the international legal    More >

International Law: Classic and Contemporary Readings, 3rd Edition

Complex Political Victims

Erica Bouris

Looking beyond the standard discourse about political victims, with its dichotomies of good and evil—and believing that more can be done to effectively recognize and respond to political victims—Erica Bouris interrogates the assumptions that are typically made about the identity of victims, the roles that these individuals play in conflict, and their needs in the postconflict period.    More >

Complex Political Victims

International Law and Politics: Key Documents

Shirley V. Scott, editor

Unique in its breadth of coverage, this carefully designed collection presents the key documents of international law at the global level. The collection encompasses the full spectrum of central issues, with the documents grouped in eight subject areas: foundations, the use of force, arms control, international crime, human rights, humanitarian law, the environment, and the global commons. A    More >

International Law and Politics: Key Documents

Child Labor and Human Rights: Making Children Matter

Burns H. Weston, editor

The International Labour Organization estimated in 2000 that, of the approximately 246 million children engaged in labor worldwide, 171 million were working in situations harmful to their development. Child Labor and Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of child labor from a human rights perspective. The authors consider the connections between human rights and abusive    More >

Child Labor and Human Rights: Making Children Matter

War Crimes and Realpolitik: International Justice from World War I to the 21st Century

Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto

From the very early stages in the development of international law, the nature of the state-centric international system has dictated that law play second fiddle to the hard realities of power politics. War Crimes and Realpolitik explores the evolution and operation of the international criminal justice system, highlighting the influences of politics.   Maogoto takes the reader behind the    More >

War Crimes and Realpolitik: International Justice from World War I to the 21st Century

War Crimes: Confronting Atrocity in the Modern World

David Chuter

War crimes typically are discussed in sensational terms or in the dry language of international law. In contrast, David Chuter brings clarity to this complex subject, exploring why atrocities occur and what can be done to identify perpetrators and bring them to justice. Chuter confronts the real horror of the murder, rape, and torture that are subsumed under the dispassionate phrase "serious    More >

War Crimes: Confronting Atrocity in the Modern World

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations

Ramesh Thakur, editor-in-chief, with Mónica Serrano, Brian Job, and Diana Tussie, editors

Global Governance showcases the expertise of leading scholars and practitioners concerned with the processes of international cooperation and multilateralism. The result is a provocative exploration of the most pressing transnational challenges of our time—issues of peace and security, development, human rights, the environment, and health among them—presenting    More >

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations