11th Edition

Law Among Nations
An Introduction to Public International Law

ISBN 9781138691728
Published January 27, 2017 by Routledge
646 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

USD $140.00

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Book Description

Offering a more accessible alternative to casebooks and historical commentaries, Law Among Nations explains issues of international law by tracing the field's development and stressing key principles, processes, and landmark cases.

This comprehensive text eliminates the need for multiple books by combining discussions of theory and state practice with excerpts from landmark cases. The book has been updated in light of the continuing revolution in communication technology, the dense web of linkages between countries that involve individuals and bodies both formal and informal; and covers important and controversial areas such as human rights, the environment, and issues associated with the use of force.

Renowned for its rigorous approach and clear explanations, Law Among Nations remains the gold standard for undergraduate introductions to international law.

New to the Eleventh Edition

  • Added or expanded coverage of timely issues in international law:
    • Drones and their use in the air and in space
    • Immigration
    • Islamic views of international law
    • Inviolability and the difference between diplomatic immunity and sovereignty, in light of the Benghazi attack

  • Thoroughly rewritten chapters in areas of great change:
    • International criminal law
    • Just war and war crime law

  • New cases, statutes, and treaties on many subjects

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Law of Nations

Chapter 1: The Nature of International Law

Chapter 2: Development of Law Among Nations

Chapter 3: Sources of the Law

Chapter 4: International Agreements

Chapter 5: International Legal Process

Chapter 6: The Relationship Between International and Municipal Law

Part 2: Subjects of International Law

Chapter 7: Subjects of International Law: Recognition

Chapter 8: Rights and Duties of International Legal Persons

Part 3: The Allocation of Competence in International Law

Chapter 9: Nationality

Chapter 10: Principles of Jurisdiction

Chapter 11: State Responsibility

Chapter 12: The Law of the Sea

Chapter 13: Jurisdiction Over Air Space and Outer Space

Chapter 14: Agents of International Intercourse Immunities

Part 4: International Law and the Individual

Chapter 15: The Individual and International Law: Human Rights

Chapter 16: International Criminal Law

Part 5: Process and Issues

Chapter 17: Adjudication

Chapter 18: International Law and Protection of the Environment

Part 6: Law and the Use of Force

Chapter 19: The Use of Force

Chapter 20: International Humanitarian Law: War Crimes

Chapter 21: War Crime Tribunals

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Gerhard von Glahn (late) was Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

James Larry Taulbee is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Emory University. 


Praise for the Eleventh Edition

Thorough, insightful, informative, and readable, Law Among Nations is the gold standard for international law textbooks. This text includes a brilliant compilation of legal material, and is essential reading for students of international law at all levels.

Jeffrey S. Morton, Florida Atlantic University

I have used Law Among Nations for several years in undergraduate law and international relations classes and found that it works well for instructor and students alike. The coverage is comprehensive, including environmental law and economic law as well as the more traditional topics, with clear explanations of complex international law subjects. I am looking forward to using the new edition.

David A. Gantz, University of Arizona

Larry Taulbee has updated and improved this International Law text, which continues to be the very best summation of the legal approach. It allows non-lawyers to understand how the different states (countries), as well as non-state actors and even individuals, are regulated by the laws that most states follow most of the time, and the rules that persist even when those rules are ignored. Students are exposed to legal cases, but unlike a law school text, it provides clear explanations of the complicated rules that have emerged over centuries but continue to become more complicated and relevant to everyone everywhere, whether or not they realize it.

Henry Frank Carey, Georgia State University