Title

The Dynamics of International Law

Document Type

Book

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780521198523

Abstract

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.

Num Pages

214

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Place

New York, NY