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Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law Paperback – May 28 2007

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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 28 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199297983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199297986
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 3 x 15.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #874,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`Review from previous edition Buchanan is well-known for his work on secession and self-determination, and this work develops some of those themes. It is a work of great, even magisterial, sweep ... A work of seminal importance, even if you do not agree with the author's prescriptions.'
Journal of the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association

`This book should be read not only by international lawyers but by all those who recognize that it is time to fuandmentally rethink international norms and institutions, before mere force becomes the only alternative.'
Hurst Hannum, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

`In this original and probing study, Allen Buchanan offers a cogent, justice-based theory of international law that is attuned to institutions and the realities of world politics.'
Robert O. Keohane, Professor of International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

`Buchanan's book is exceptional among studies by ethicists in the breadth of its engagement with the existing international legal order, in its integration of ideal theory with the possibilities and constraints of the non-ideal world in which international law functions, and in its focus on
Benedict Kingsbury, Director of the Institute for International Law and Justice, New York University Law School

About the Author

Allen Buchanan is a Professor of Public Policy and Philosophy, Duke University.

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