Baty, T[homas]. International Law. Originally published: London: John Murray, 1909. 364 pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775638. ISBN-10: 1584775637. Hardcover. New. $95. * Provides a thorough review of international incidents throughout nineteenth century Europe, the Near East and the Americas relating to arbitration, penetration, territorialism and similar subjects. He concludes that international law manifested in agreements among nations would be supplanted by a less rigid system governed by contracts. This will happen, he reasons, due to the greater economic interdependence of nations brought about by globalization. Anticipating the effects of 21st-century globalism, Baty concludes by outlining the ways this interdependence will occur, and some of its potential dangers. * Thomas Baty [1868-1954], an English lawyer, traitor and transgender pioneer, was one of the most intriguing individuals in the field of twentieth-century international law. A leading expert and prolific scholar who taught at Oxford University and was a joint secretary of the International Law Association, he secured his reputation with the publication of this work and War: Its Conduct and Legal Results (1915), a work co-written with John H. Morgan. At the same time he lived a parallel private life as Irene Clyde and helped to found, and was the editor of, Urania, the pioneering anti-gender magazine of the 1900s. In 1916 he became a legal advisor to the Japanese foreign ministry. His legal opinion did much to "justify" Japan's invasion of Manchuria in 1931. At the outbreak of war in 1939 he chose to remain in Japan and continued to advise the government even after Pearl Harbor and Japan's declaration of war against the U.S. and Britain. His last legal paper appeared in the English-language journal Contemporary Japan in 1944.
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