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Economic Analysis of International Law
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Economic Analysis of International Law

9780857930156 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Eugene Kontorovich, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University and Francesco Parisi, Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, US, and Professor of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy
Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 978 0 85793 015 6 Extent: 304 pp
Through original and incisive contributions from leading scholars, this book applies economics and other rational choice methods to understanding public international law. The chapters cover a range of topics, from the sources of international law to means of enforcement. The application of economic analysis to public international law is still in its early stages, and Economic Analysis of International Law provides a useful overview, as well as setting directions for new research.

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Through original and incisive contributions from leading scholars, this book applies economics and other rational choice methods to an understanding of public international law, providing a bird’s eye view of some of its most fundamental elements from the perspective of economics.

The chapters cover a range of topics, beginning with the building blocks of the nation state and continuing with the sources and the enforcement of international law and its various applications and extensions. The application of economic analysis to public international law is still in its formative stages and Economic Analysis of International Law provides a useful overview, as well as setting directions for new research.

This volume provides a path through recent literature while identifying new areas and issues for research, making it an invaluable resource for scholars of public international law.
Critical Acclaim
‘Ten essays by international lawyers and law and economics specialists offer overviews of the building blocks of international order, sources of international law, enforcement, and the application and extensions of the economic analysis of international law. … Why has law and economics been so long in coming to international law? … If law and economics analysis attracted adherents in international law, the history of international law is an inviting playground.’
– The Journal of Comparative Law

‘International law grows more and more important as a way for countries to cooperate to solve pressing global problems. The innovative essays in this volume, by some of the leading experts in the field, illuminate the dynamics and uses of international law, showing the way forward for government officials, scholars, and students.’
– Joel P. Trachtman, Tufts University, US

‘International law is a latecomer to law and economics, but if this volume is any indication, it has quickly caught up with the competition. The authors provide state-of-the-art overviews of numerous aspects of international law. Their insights will help lay the foundations for work in years to come.’
– Eric Posner, University of Chicago Law School, US
Contributors
Contributors: A. Bell, T. Broude, B.L. Coggins, T. Ginsburg, A.T. Guzman, I. Kala, E. Kontorovich, T. Meyer, J.D. Morrow, F. Parisi, D. Pi, E. Spolaore, P.B. Stephan, A. van Aaken



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Contents:

PART I THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF INTERNATIONAL ORDER
The Economics of International Law: An Introduction
Eugene Kontorovich and Francesco Parisi

1. The Economics of Political Borders
Enrico Spolaore

2. The Economics of State Emergence and Collapse
Bridget L. Coggins with Ishita Kala

3. Economic Analysis of Territorial Sovereignty
Abraham Bell

PART II SOURCES OF LAW
4. The Economic Analysis of International Treaty Law
Francesco Parisi and Daniel Pi

5. Soft Law
Andrew T. Guzman and Timothy Meyer

6. The Emergence and Evolution of Customary International Law
Francesco Parisi and Daniel Pi

PART III ENFORCEMENT
7. Treaty Enforcement
Paul B. Stephan

8. The Interaction Between Domestic and International Law
Tom Ginsburg

PART IV APPLICATIONS AND EXTENSIONS
9. Atrocity, Policy, and the Laws of War: What does Political Science have to say to Law?
James D. Morrow

10. Behavioral Economic Analysis of International Law
Anne van Aaken and Tomer Broude

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