Scott, James Brown. Sovereign States and Suits Before Arbitral Tribunals and Courts of Justice. Originally published: New York: New York University Press, 1925. x, 360 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774594; ISBN-10: 1584774592. Hardcover. New. $24.95 * Scott [1866-1943], a participant in the Versailles Conference, was an outstanding scholar of international law. This book grew out of a series of lectures delivered at New York University in 1924. Scott outlines a history of states gradually renouncing warfare in favor of international mediating agencies. His conclusions were overly optimistic, but his book remains valuable for its intellectual history of inter-state mediation and its insights into the relationship between sovereign states and the Hague Tribunal of Arbitration and the Permanent Court of International Justice.
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