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Non-State Actors in International Law
Non-State Actors in International Law
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Non-State Actors in International Law

Math Noortmann, August Reinisch, Cedric Ryngaert
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Non-State Actors in International Law

Math Noortmann, August Reinisch, Cedric Ryngaert
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The role and position of non-state actors in international law is the subject of a long-standing and intensive scholarly debate. This book explores the participation of this new category of actors in an international legal system that has historically been dominated by states. It explores the most important issues, actors and theoretical approaches with respect to these new participants in international law. It provides the reader with a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the most important legal and political developments and perspectives. Relevant non-state actors discussed in this volume include, in particular, international governmental organisations, international non-governmental organisations, multinational companies, investors and armed opposition groups. Their legal position is considered in relation to specific issue-areas, such as humanitarian law, human rights, the use of force and international responsibility. The main legal theories on non-state actors' position in international law – neo-positivism, the policy-oriented approach and transnational law – are covered at the beginning of the book, and the essential political science perspectives – on non-state actors' role in international politics and globalisation, as well as their soft power – are presented at the end.

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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Year
2015
ISBN
9781509901852
Topic
Law
Subtopic
International Law
Edition
1

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