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Law for leviathan : constitutional law, international law, and the state

Title
Law for leviathan : constitutional law, international law, and the state / Daryl J. Levinson.
ISBN
9780190061593
0190061596
9780190061623
Publication
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2024]
Physical Description
viii, 301 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary
"An effective system of law must be able to authoritatively specify what the law is, and then get its subjects to follow it. Skeptics of international law have long questioned its ability to meet this standard, wondering, for instance, why a global superpower like the United States would bow to a rule of international law that disserved its interests, rather than changing, disregarding, or interpreting it away. We might equally wonder, however, why a President of the United States would choose to abide by constitutional limitations rather than dismiss them as "parchment barriers." While constitutionalists have paid less attention to these kinds of questions than their internationalist counterparts, the answers available to them are, not surprisingly, similar. This chapter describes how law for states can achieve some measure of settlement and compliance even in the absence of a crown-wearing, sword-wielding Leviathan standing above"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Levinson, Daryl. Law for leviathan New York : Oxford University Press, 2023
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 06, 2024
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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