Schoenbaum, Thomas J. International Relations. The Path Not Taken. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 336 pp. Cloth. New. $75. * Provides a comprehensive analysis of the relevance of international law to the conduct of international relations and foreign policy. Written by a distinguished international lawyer and academic with over 35 years of experience, this book contains a systematic treatment of both fields of study. This work serves as an introduction to contemporary theories of international relations and as a primer on international law especially for the non-lawyer. Focusing on contemporary problems of terrorism, nuclear non-proliferation, war and peace, economic development, protection of the global environment, reform of the United Nations, democracy and protection of human rights, this work develops the thesis that international law is a neglected tool of foreign policy that can be used to address many of todayA's difficult and unresolved problems. It concludes by advocating a A`new global orderA' in the form of the rule of law and multilateral solidarity in addressing world problems.
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