With a New Introductory Essay by Benjamin Ferencz Stone, Julius. Aggression and World Order: A Critique of United Nations Theories of Aggression. Originally published: Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1958. xiv, 226 pp. With a New Introductory Essay by Benjamin Ferencz, Paradoxes of a Sharp Legal Mind: Professor Julius Stone and International Aggression. Reprinted 2006, 2011 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584776017. ISBN-10: 1584776013. Hardcover. New. $49.95 * A title in The Lawbook Exchange series, Foundations of the Laws of War. Efforts to enforce world peace during the twentieth century through international organizations created a demand for a legal definition of aggression. A U.N. committee attempted to provide one in a 1956 report. Stone rejected it for two reasons. Citing a broad array of examples, he shows that the concept of aggression eludes definition. More important, he argues controversially that a definition is not necessary for the goals of international peace-enforcement. "Professor Stone puts forward his arguments with his usual great learning and persuasiveness; the result is a stimulating and sane study of a problem whose discussion has so often been characterized by sterility and lack of proportion.": John Collier, Cambridge Law Journal 1960 (1960) 247. Julius Stone (1907-1985) is recognized internationally as a leading legal theorist and authority on international law. Educated at Oxford and Harvard Law School, he taught at Harvard, where he was associated with Roscoe Pound. He went on to become Challis Professor of Jurisprudence and International Law at the University of Sydney. He held the Challis Chair from 1942 to 1972. Upon his retirement from Sydney in 1972, Stone became a visiting Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales. He was the author of numerous books on jurisprudence and international law, including the influential The Province and Function of Law (1946), The International Court and World Crisis (1962), Israel and Palestine: An Assault on the Law of Nations (1981) and Precedent and Law: Dynamics of Common Law Growth (1985). The Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence was established in 1999 at the University of Sydney. Benjamin B. Ferencz was the Chief Prosecutor.
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