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Legal Perspectives

José E. Alvarez

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199560103.003.0003

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

 Legal Perspectives

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This article provides a summary of the author's writing and teaching at several well-known law schools. The article addresses how the international organizations with a global reach have changed the mechanisms and reasoning behind the making, implementation, and enforcement of international law. It also notes the disappearance of a rather religious faith in law and multilateral approaches that had become characteristic of the legal culture among those who helped design the world organization in the 1940s.

Keywords: international organizations; global reach; international law; making of international law; implementation of international law; enforcement of international law; legal culture; world organization; religious faith; law and multilateral approaches

Article.  11976 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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