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The Right of Conquest: The Acquisition of Territory by Force in International Law and Practice 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0198280071
ISBN-10: 0198280076
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"A work of sweeping scope ... balanced and judicious. The thinking is lucid yet refined Korman's work is the most up-to-date study of seizure of territories, and the only one that charts the progress of both the ideology and the application of the right of conquest and the political events and legal principles that gradually undermined and finally dismantled it." - Stanford Journal of International Law

"[T]he book...won the affection of this reviewer for the elegance of its style and the lightness with which Dr Korman wears her learning...There can be few more important issues than that addressed by Dr Korman in this elegant and erudite book; and it is hard to imagine a better written analysis of it." - Vaughan Lowe - War in History

"[A]n excellent doctrinal history...Kormans intense passion for her subject is clear." - David Kennedy - American Journal of International Law

"[A] brilliant study." - French Yearbook of International Law

"...immensely stimulating." - British Year Book of International Law

"Written in a lucid style that sets it apart from many works on international law, the work combines meticulous scholarship in international law with forward-looking International Relations thinking." - NOD & Conversion

"An impressive and deeply analytical book." - International and Comparative Law Quarterly    


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Sharon Korman is a former Senior Associate Member of St Antony's College, Oxford. For the doctoral dissertation on which this book is based she won the 1992 British International Studies Association Prize for the best thesis on International Relations in the United Kingdom.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press; 1 edition (December 5, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198280076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198280071
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,213,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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