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International Organizations as Law-makers

José E. Alvarez


This book addresses how international organizations with a global reach, such as the UN and the WTO, have changed the mechanisms and reasoning behind the making, implementation, and enforcement of international law. It argues that existing descriptions of international law and international organizations do not do justice to the complex changes resulting from the increased importance of these institutions after World War II and then after the end of the Cold War. In particular, this book examines the impact of the institutions on international law through the day-to-day application and interpr ... More

Keywords: UN General Assembly and Security Council, WTO, international law, World War II, Cold War, institutional law, treaty-making, institutionalized dispute settlers, global law, hegemonic international law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198765639
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

José E. Alvarez, author
Professor at Columbia Law School and Executive Director of the Center on Global Legal Problems, and President of the American Society of International Law
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