Through original and incisive contributions from leading scholars, this book applies economics and other rational choice methods to understanding public international law. The chapters cover a range of topics, from the sources of international law to means of enforcement. The application of economic analysis to public international law is still in its early stages, and Economic Analysis of International Law provides a useful overview, as well as setting directions for new research.
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Edited by Eugene Kontorovich and Francesco Parisi
Lisa Bernstein and Francesco Parisi
Customary law has been the subject of intense debate and the issues arising from the intersection of customs and the law are far from settled. This research review brings together seminal work from scholars in law, economics and history. The first section analyses various perspectives on the history of customary law. Part two focuses on the commercial customary law and includes a number of case studies covering the role and limits of customary systems in a variety of commercial settings. The final section explores the role of custom in international law from a variety of legal and economic perspectives.
A Legal Analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Edited by Tania Voon
This book provides a detailed analysis of major legal and public policy issues arising from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – a treaty that will dramatically change the landscape of international trade, with effects that will be felt on a global scale.
Eric A. Posner
This major research review – composed by a leading authority – presents a careful analysis of international law from a rational choice perspective. Interdisciplinary in scope, it discusses work by professors in law, political science and economics. It addresses the proposition that states act rationally and behave in ways that are in the interest of their populations or internal groups.