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The Resource Law without nations? : why constitutional government requires sovereign states, Jeremy A. Rabkin

Law without nations? : why constitutional government requires sovereign states, Jeremy A. Rabkin

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Law without nations? : why constitutional government requires sovereign states
Title
Law without nations?
Title remainder
why constitutional government requires sovereign states
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy A. Rabkin
Title variation
Why constitutional government requires sovereign states
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • When and to what extent should the United States participate in the international legal system? This forcefully argued book by legal scholar Jeremy Rabkin provides an insightful new look at this important question
  • Americans have long debated whether the United States should join forces with institutions such as the International Criminal Court and the Kyoto Protocol. Rabkin argues that the value of international agreements in such circumstances must be weighed against the threat they pose to liberties protected by strong national authority and institutions. He maintains that the protection of these liberties could be fatally weakened if we go too far in ceding authority to international institutions that might not be zealous in protecting the rights Americans deem important. Similarly, any cessation of authority might leave Americans far less attached to the resulting hybrid legal system than they now are to laws they can regard as their own
  • The book begins by reviewing the philosophic roots of American doctrine, which follow from the basic premises of liberal political thought: only a sovereign state can make and enforce law in a reliable way, so only a sovereign state can reliably protect the rights of its citizens. It then contrasts the American experience with that of the European Union, showing the difficulties that can arise from efforts to merge national legal systems with supranational schemes. In practice, international human rights law generates a cloud of rhetoric that does little to secure human rights, and in fact, is at odds with American principles, Rabkin concludes
  • A challenging and important contribution to the current debates about the meaning of multilateralism and international law, Law without Nations? will appeal to a broad cross-section of scholars in both the legal and political science arenas
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rabkin, Jeremy A
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ4041
LC item number
.R328 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sovereignty
  • Constitutional law
  • Globalization
  • United States
  • Europe
Label
Law without nations? : why constitutional government requires sovereign states, Jeremy A. Rabkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Constitutional Logic of Sovereignty
  • p. 45.
  • Chapter 4.
  • The
  • Enlightenment and the Law of Nations
  • p. 71.
  • Chapter 5.
  • Diplomacy of Independence
  • p. 98.
  • Chapter 6.
  • Chapter 1.
  • A
  • World Safe for Eurogovernance
  • p. 130.
  • Chapter 7.
  • The
  • Human Rights Crusade
  • p. 158.
  • Chapter 8.
  • Is Sovereignty Traded in Trade Agreements?
  • p. 193.
  • Introduction: By Our Own Lights
  • Chapter 9.
  • American Independence and the Opinions of Mankind
  • p. 233
  • p. 1.
  • Chapter 2.
  • Global Governance or Constitutional Government?
  • p. 18.
  • Chapter 3.
  • The
Control code
54685658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780691095301
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004046638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Law without nations? : why constitutional government requires sovereign states, Jeremy A. Rabkin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Constitutional Logic of Sovereignty
  • p. 45.
  • Chapter 4.
  • The
  • Enlightenment and the Law of Nations
  • p. 71.
  • Chapter 5.
  • Diplomacy of Independence
  • p. 98.
  • Chapter 6.
  • Chapter 1.
  • A
  • World Safe for Eurogovernance
  • p. 130.
  • Chapter 7.
  • The
  • Human Rights Crusade
  • p. 158.
  • Chapter 8.
  • Is Sovereignty Traded in Trade Agreements?
  • p. 193.
  • Introduction: By Our Own Lights
  • Chapter 9.
  • American Independence and the Opinions of Mankind
  • p. 233
  • p. 1.
  • Chapter 2.
  • Global Governance or Constitutional Government?
  • p. 18.
  • Chapter 3.
  • The
Control code
54685658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780691095301
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004046638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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