Public International Law
Contemporary Principles and Perspectives
Gideon Boas, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia
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standing of international law as well as a fresh and highly accessible approach. While explaining the theory and development of international law, this work also examines how it functions in practice. Case studies and recent examples are infused in the discussion on each topic, and critical perspectives on the principles are given prominence, building an understanding of how and why the international legal system operates in the way it does and where it is heading.
Contents: Preface 1. International Law: History, Theory and Purpose 2. International Law-making: The Sources of International Law 3. The Relationship between International and National Law 4. The Subjects of International Law: States 5. Other Subjects of International Law: Non-state Actors and International Law’s Evolution 6. Jurisdiction Privileges and Immunities 7. State Responsibility 8. International Law and the Use of Force 9. Pacific Resolution of Disputes Index