Legitimacy and legality in international law : an interactional account

Jutta Brunnée and Stephen J. Toope

It has never been more important to understand how international law enables and constrains international politics. By drawing together the legal theory of Lon Fuller and the insights of constructivist international relations scholars, this book articulates a pragmatic view of how international obligation is created and maintained. First, legal norms can only arise in the context of social norms based on shared understandings. Second, internal features of law, or 'criteria of legality', are crucial to law's ability to promote adherence, to inspire 'fidelity'. Third, legal norms are built, maintained or destroyed through a continuing practice of legality. Through case studies of the climate change regime, the anti-torture norm, and the prohibition on the use of force, it is shown that these three elements produce a distinctive legal legitimacy and a sense of commitment among those to whom law is addressed.

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It has never been more important to understand how international law enables and constrains international politics. By drawing together the legal theory of Lon Fuller and the insights of constructivist international relations scholars, this book articulates a pragmatic view of how international obligation is created and maintained. First, legal norms can only arise in the context of social norms based on shared understandings. Second, internal features of law, or 'criteria of legality', are crucial to law's ability to promote adherence, to inspire 'fidelity'. Third, legal norms are built, maintained or destroyed through a continuing practice of legality. Through case studies of the climate change regime, the anti-torture norm, and the prohibition on the use of force, it is shown that these three elements produce a distinctive legal legitimacy and a sense of commitment among those to whom law is addressed.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. An interactional theory of international legal obligation
  • 2. Shared understandings: making and unmaking international law
  • 3. Interactional law and compliance: law's hidden power
  • 4. Climate change: building a global legal regime
  • 5. Torture: undermining normative ambition
  • 6. The use of force: normative ebb and flow
  • Conclusion.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. An interactional theory of international legal obligation
  • 2. Shared understandings: making and unmaking international law
  • 3. Interactional law and compliance: law's hidden power
  • 4. Climate change: building a global legal regime
  • 5. Torture: undermining normative ambition
  • 6. The use of force: normative ebb and flow
  • Conclusion.

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書名 Legitimacy and legality in international law : an interactional account
著作者等 Brunnée, Jutta
Toope, Stephen J.
Toope Stephen J.
Brunnee Jutta
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in international and comparative law
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 xviii, 411 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780521706834
9780521880657
NCID BB0315565X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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