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Title United States hegemony and the foundations of international law / edited by Michael Byers, Georg Nolte.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 531 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the complexities of foundational change / Michael Byers -- part I. International community -- International community, international law and the United States: three in one, two against one or one and the same? / Edward Kwakwa -- Influence of the United States on the concept of the "international community" / Andreas Paulus -- Comments on chapters 1 and 2 / Martti Koskenniemi, Steven Ratner, and Volker Rittberger -- pt. II. Sovereign equality -- Sovereign equality: "the Wimbledon sails on" / Michel Cosnard -- More equal than the rest? Hierarchy, equality and US predominance in international law / Nico Krisch -- Comments on chapters 4 and 5 / Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Matthias Herdegen, and Gregory H. Fox -- part III. Use of force -- Use of force by the United States after the end of the Cold War, and its impact on international law / Marcelo G. Kohen -- Bending the law, breaking it, or developing it? The United States and the humanitarian use of force in the post-Cold War era / Brad Roth -- Comments on chapters 7 and 8 / Thomas Franck, Jochen Abr. Frowein, and Daniel Thürer -- part IV. Customary international law. 10 -- Powerful but unpersuasive? The role of the United States in the evolution of customary international law / Stephen Toope -- Hegemonic custom? / Achilles Skordas -- Comments on chapters 10 and 11 / Rainer Hofmann, Andrew Hurrell, and Rüdiger Wolfrum -- part V. Law of treaties: -- Effects of US predominance on the elaboration of treaty regimes and on the evolution of the law of treaties / Pierre Klein -- US reservations to human rights treaties: all for one and none for all? / Catherine Redgwell -- Comments on chapters 13 and 14 / Jost Delbrück, Alain Pellet, and Bruno Simma -- part VI. Compliance -- Impact on international law of US noncompliance / Shirley V. Scott -- Compliance: multilateral achievements and predominant powers / Peter-Tobias Stoll -- Comments on chapters 16 and 17 / Vaughan Lowe, David M. Malone, and Christian Tomuschat -- Conclusion / Georg Nolte.
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Summary Leading scholars consider the effects of US hegemony on the international legal system. This book demonstrates that the effects of US predominance on the foundations of international law are real, but also intensely complex. Of interest to scholars of international law and international relations, government officials and international organisations.
Subject International law -- History.
International law -- United States -- History.
Balance of power -- History.
United States -- Foreign relations.
Balance of power.
International law.
LAW -- International.
Balance of power. (OCoLC)fst00825684
International law. (OCoLC)fst00976984
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Internationaal recht.
Hegemonie.
Équilibre des puissances -- Histoire.
Droit international -- Histoire.
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- 1945- ...
États-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1945- ...
Etats-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- 1989- ...
Droit international.
Équilibre des forces (Politique internationale)
Hégémonie (Politique internationale)
Histoire.
Influence américaine.
États-Unis.
Völkerrecht.
Hegemonie.
Weltordnung.
United States.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Byers, Michael, 1966-
Nolte, Georg, 1959-
Other Form: Print version: United States hegemony and the foundations of international law. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003 0521819490 (DLC) 2002035015 (OCoLC)50694810
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