The Dynamics of International Law Paperback / softback
Paul F. Diehl and Charlotte Ku's new framework for international law divides it into operating and normative systems.
The authors provide a theory of how these two systems interact, which explains how changes in one system precipitate changes and create capacity in the other. A punctuated equilibrium theory of system evolution, drawn from studies of biology and public policy studies, provides the basis for delineating the conditions for change and helps explain a pattern of international legal change that is often infrequent and sub-optimal, but still influential.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 214 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 14/01/2010
- Category: Public international law
- ISBN: 9780521121477