International law : a dictionary /

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Author / Creator:Boczek, Boleslaw Adam.
Imprint:Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.
Description:xliii, 477 p. ; 26 cm.
Language:English
Series:Dictionaries of international law ; no. 2
Subject:International law -- Dictionaries.
International law.
Reference works.
Dictionaries.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/5610364
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ISBN:0810850788 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-475).
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Boczek (emeritus, Kent State) offers a commendable achievement and worthy successor in this heir apparent to his outdated The International Law Dictionary (with Robert Bledsoe, 1987). This work "combines the features of a brief encyclopedic dictionary and a textbook" and is structured like its precursor; however, the content is completely refreshed and expanded. It contains 373 entries in nine thematic chapters ranging from general problems of international law to international humanitarian law, with two chapters devoted to "The Geophysical Context" ("Land," "Air," "Outer Space," "International Environmental Law," and "The Law of the Sea"). Noteworthy enhancements include a list of acronyms and abbreviations, glossary, chronology, table of cases, and bibliography. A list of categorized entries has, unfortunately, replaced the index, and the paragraphs underscoring the significance of entries have been dropped. Though aimed at a varied audience, general readers to legal professionals, the book will appeal chiefly to students and scholars of international law looking for an authoritative reference. This is an invaluable resource for law and academic libraries with international relations collections. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. General readers, undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, professionals. D. Ettinger George Washington University

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