Offering a more accessible alternative to casebooks and historical commentaries, Law Among Nations explains issues of international law by tracing the field's development and stressing key principles, processes, and landmark cases.
This comprehensive text eliminates the need for multiple books by combining discussions of theory and state practice with excerpts from landmark cases. The book has been updated in light of the continuing revolution in communication technology, the dense web of linkages between countries that involve individuals and bodies both formal and informal; and covers important and controversial areas such as human rights, the environment, and issues associated with the use of force.
Renowned for its rigorous approach and clear explanations, Law Among Nations remains the gold standard for undergraduate introductions to international law.
New to the Eleventh Edition
- Added or expanded coverage of timely issues in international law:
- Drones and their use in the air and in space
- Islamic views of international law
- Inviolability and the difference between diplomatic immunity and sovereignty, in light of the Benghazi attack
- Thoroughly rewritten chapters in areas of great change:
- International criminal law
- Just war and war crime law
- New cases, statutes, and treaties on many subjects
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Law of Nations
Chapter 1: The Nature of International Law
Chapter 2: Development of Law Among Nations
Chapter 3: Sources of the Law
Chapter 4: International Agreements
Chapter 5: International Legal Process
Chapter 6: The Relationship Between International and Municipal Law
Part 2: Subjects of International Law
Chapter 7: Subjects of International Law: Recognition
Chapter 8: Rights and Duties of International Legal Persons
Part 3: The Allocation of Competence in International Law
Chapter 9: Nationality
Chapter 10: Principles of Jurisdiction
Chapter 11: State Responsibility
Chapter 12: The Law of the Sea
Chapter 13: Jurisdiction Over Air Space and Outer Space
Chapter 14: Agents of International Intercourse Immunities
Part 4: International Law and the Individual
Chapter 15: The Individual and International Law: Human Rights
Chapter 16: International Criminal Law
Part 5: Process and Issues
Chapter 17: Adjudication
Chapter 18: International Law and Protection of the Environment
Part 6: Law and the Use of Force
Chapter 19: The Use of Force
Chapter 20: International Humanitarian Law: War Crimes
Chapter 21: War Crime Tribunals
Gerhard von Glahn (late) was Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
James Larry Taulbee is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Emory University.
Praise for the Eleventh Edition
Thorough, insightful, informative, and readable, Law Among Nations is the gold standard for international law textbooks. This text includes a brilliant compilation of legal material, and is essential reading for students of international law at all levels.
Jeffrey S. Morton, Florida Atlantic University
I have used Law Among Nations for several years in undergraduate law and international relations classes and found that it works well for instructor and students alike. The coverage is comprehensive, including environmental law and economic law as well as the more traditional topics, with clear explanations of complex international law subjects. I am looking forward to using the new edition.
David A. Gantz, University of Arizona
Larry Taulbee has updated and improved this International Law text, which continues to be the very best summation of the legal approach. It allows non-lawyers to understand how the different states (countries), as well as non-state actors and even individuals, are regulated by the laws that most states follow most of the time, and the rules that persist even when those rules are ignored. Students are exposed to legal cases, but unlike a law school text, it provides clear explanations of the complicated rules that have emerged over centuries but continue to become more complicated and relevant to everyone everywhere, whether or not they realize it.
Henry Frank Carey, Georgia State University