Through original and incisive contributions from leading scholars, this book applies economics and other rational choice methods to understanding public international law. The chapters cover a range of topics, from the sources of international law to means of enforcement. The application of economic analysis to public international law is still in its early stages, and Economic Analysis of International Law provides a useful overview, as well as setting directions for new research.
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Edited by Eugene Kontorovich and Francesco Parisi
Eric A. Posner
This major research review – composed by a leading authority – presents a careful analysis of international law from a rational choice perspective. Interdisciplinary in scope, it discusses work by professors in law, political science and economics. It addresses the proposition that states act rationally and behave in ways that are in the interest of their populations or internal groups.