This book is an introduction to international law for politics and international relations students. It provides a deep understanding of the possibilities and limits of international law as a tool for structuring relations in the world. The case study-driven approach helps students understand the complexities of international law, and illustrates the inextricable interaction between law and politics in the world today. In addition, it encourages students to question assumptions, such as whether international law is fit for purpose, and what that purpose is or ought to be. The book also discusses the potential of rising powers to shift the international system.
Keywords:international law, international politics, international relations, law, politics, rising powers, international system
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- Front Matter
- 1. Introduction: What is international law and why does it matter for international relations?
- Part I Law, Politics, and Power in the International System
- Part II The Politics of International Law: Cases and controversies
- End Matter