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

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-23

13 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2010 Last revised: 18 Jul 2011

Date Written: May 29, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

D'Amato, Anthony, Non-State Actors from the Perspective of the Policy-Oriented School: Power, Law, Actors and the View From New Haven (May 29, 2010). PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL SYSTEM: MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES ON NON-STATE ACTORSIN INTERNATIONAL LAW, Jean d'Aspremont, ed., 2011; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-23. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1612488

Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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