The Need for a Theory of International Law
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
April 5, 2006
A coherent theory of international law would have explanatory power. It should indicate where international rules come from, how they are changed, and how they are enforced. The theory could usefully employ theoretical advances from other disciplines, such as systems theory, n-person games, network theory, emergence, complexity, and inference to the best explanation.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: systems, n-person games, network theory, complexity, emergence
JEL Classification: K33
Date posted: July 18, 2006