Friday, November 5, 2010

Murphy: Book Review of Alan Boyle and Christine Chinkin's The Making of International Law

Sean D. Murphy (George Washington Univ. - Law) has posted Book Review of Alan Boyle and Christine Chinkin, The Making of International Law (American Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
An extraordinary range of international "rules" or "norms" are created today through mechanisms that do not fit easily into the traditional sources of international law. In the making of international law, Professors Alan Boyle of the University of Edinburgh and Christine Chinkin of the London School of Economics set their sights on providing a broad account of such law-making, looking across different areas of organizational behavior, both governmental and non-governmental. Although this volume has some shortcomings, it is an excellent starting point for those interested in an engaging and informed survey of various ways in which international law is currently made, and points the direction for those who wish to embark on even deeper inquiries.