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International Law

Contemporary Issues and Future Developments

Edited by Sanford R. Silverburg

About the Book

Featuring original contributions from well-established scholars and emerging stars in law and politics, this cutting-edge reader provides students with a succinct overview of the key issues facing international law today. The authors range from political science and law school instructors to professional researchers and lawyers in private practice, and they offer diverse, multinational perspectives on traditional and emergent issues in the practice and study of international law. Topics include R2P (Responsibility to Protect) and universal jurisdiction, nonterritorial subjects of international law, international political economics (IPE), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), international humanitarian law (IHL), the environment, political violence and terrorism, and post-colonialism. A concluding section on international political interaction covers a wide range of issues that link international politics to international law. Offering the most inclusive and contemporary body of material available, International Law: Contemporary Issues and Future Developments is an essential resource for courses on politics and international law.

About the Author

Sanford R. Silverburg is professor of political science at Catawba College. His publications include Palestine and International Law: Essays on Politics and Economics and U.S. Foreign Relations with the Middle East and North Africa (with Bernard Reich).


"This compendium contains the richest substantive contribution to the study of international law published within the last two decades. Its 29 chapters are authoritatively documented, cogently written and compellingly argued. Silverburg has done a superb job of selecting the contributors, organizing the chapters, and editing the contents. It is highly recommended for both undergraduate and graduate courses in international law."
Christopher C. Joyner, Professor of Government and International Law, Georgetown University