Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis

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Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis

By Michael P. Scharf

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Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis grew out of a series of meetings that the authors convened with all ten of the living former U.S. State Department legal advisers (from the Carter administration to that of George W. Bush). Based on their insider accounts of the role that international law actually played during the major crises on their watch, the book explores whether international law is real law or just a form of politics that policymakers are free to ignore whenever they perceive it to be in their interest to do so. Written in a style that will appeal to the casual reader and serious scholar alike, the book includes a foreword by the Obama administration's State Department legal adviser, Harold Koh; background on the theoretical underpinnings of the compliance debate; an in-depth case study of the treatment of detainees in the war on terror; and a comprehensive glossary of the terms, names, places, and events that are discussed in the book.

Subject: Professional, Career & Trade -> Law -> Law

Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis
The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1/11/10
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511739699
ISBN 13: 9780511739699
Print ISBN: 9780521766807

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