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Policy and Impartiality: The Uneasy Relationship in International Law<sup>*</sup>

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198262350
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682322 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0003
Policy and Impartiality: The Uneasy Relationship in International Law*

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The writings of Richard Falk have been diverse and significant enough to merit an appraisal of his contribution to international law; this task is made even more appropriate and timely by the publication of Legal Order in a Violent World. This chapter offers a summary and appraisal of this book. This book by Richard Falk presents a coherent statement of views on the relationship between law and violence in contemporary international society. The book is arranged in four parts. The first is a statement of outlook on the fundamental problem of law and minimum world public order. The second part is on civil strife, intervention, and minor coercion. Part Three deals with nuclear weapons, and Part Four with a disarming world.

Keywords: Richard Falk; international law; Legal Order in a Violent World; violence; public order; coercion; nuclear weapons; civil strife; intervention

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Subjects: Public International Law

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