Non-State Actors from the Perspective of the Policy-Oriented School: Power, Law, Actors and the View From New Haven
PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL SYSTEM: MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES ON NON-STATE ACTORSIN INTERNATIONAL LAW, Jean d'Aspremont, ed., 2011
13 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2010 Last revised: 18 Jul 2011
Date Written: May 29, 2010
Law needs Power for enforcement of its rules; Power utilizes Law for creating conditions of stability that enhance its salience. Yet when the New Haven school tries to include international law in its power-oriented view of international relations, it ends up with a misleading two-dimensional descriptivism.
Keywords: power, law, international law, actors, New Haven school, McDougal, Reisman, Lasswell, D'Amato, descriptivism
JEL Classification: K33, K39
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