Concepts for International Law
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Concepts for International Law

Contributions to Disciplinary Thought

Edited by Jean d’Aspremont and Sahib Singh

Concepts shape how we understand and participate in international legal affairs. They are an important site for order, struggle and change. This comprehensive and authoritative volume introduces a large number of concepts that have shaped, at various points in history, international legal practice and thought; intimates at how the many projects of international law have grappled with, and influenced, the world through certain concepts; and introduces new concepts into the discipline.
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Chapter 32: International community

Christian J. Tams

Abstract

The chapter analyses the omnipresent notion of an ‘international community’. It offers a succinct survey of international legal approaches to that concept, highlights the relationship between the international community and international law and traces the impact of the community concept on the development of illustrative areas of international law (collective security, State responsibility and so on).

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