1st Edition

The Onset of Global Governance International Relations Theory and the International Criminal Court

By Eric K. Leonard Copyright 2005
    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    Assessing the formation process of the International Criminal Court (ICC), this study provides a fuller and richer understanding of this institution. It does so by adopting three analytical approaches: neoliberal institutionalism, regime theory and global governance. Examining the implications of the ICC, the volume draws conclusions about the changing nature of world politics in terms of conflict management, authority, governance and actor relevance. It is highly suitable for courses and research in humanitarian and international law, international relations theory, globalization, global governance and regime formation.

    Contents: The need for analysis; Historical rise of the ICC; The Rome statute; Mainstream cooperation theory; The primacy of the State; Making sense of regime theory; Complexity leads to understanding; What is global governance?; The ICC and the future of global governance; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.


    Eric K. Leonard is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Shenandoah University, USA.

    'Leonard's book analyzes the establishment of an important new dimension of global governance, the International Criminal Court, and the implications of this experiment to date for IR theory. He details in a thoughtful and highly readable fashion the wide range of actors who helped to bring the ICC into being and where this unprecedented experiment stands today. This book will be an excellent classroom case study...' Professor Yale H. Ferguson, Rutgers University-Newark, USA '...a useful addition to the growing resources in the area of global governance, and especially, within the human right discourse. Further, the organization and style...means that [the] book is highly readable...' In-Spire