ERIC Number: ED302439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-2
Reference Count: N/A
The Content of International Law Courses in Departments of Political Science: Some Comments. [Revised].
This paper discusses international law's nature and role and suggests that it can be studied from a number of different perspectives. The major topics include: (1) internationally relevant domestic law; (2) the relationship of law to justice; (3) international law's status and legitimacy; (4) the rights of governments, corporations, and individuals; (5) the formation of international law and internationally relevant domestic law; (6) the use of international law; (7) the teaching and course content of international law; (8) the differences in teaching about public and private law; and (9) the roles of political regimes and institutions in international law's evolution. It is emphasized that political science students should clearly understand the difference that exists between accepted law and its efficacy, on one hand, and the location and formation of law in the larger whole on the other, and that both subjects should be taught in law schools. (JHP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association (29th, St. Louis, MO, March 29-April 2, 1988).