International Law and Institutions is a component of Encyclopedia of Institutional and Infrastructural Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The main role of international law is to promote global peace and prosperity. Ideally, international law and its accompanying institutions act as a balm to smoothen and rationalize opposing interests that nations may have. This theme on International Law and Institutions addresses International Legal and Economic Issues: Globalization and the Struggle for Local Control and International Environmental Law, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter.
This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Aaron Schwabach is a Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.Professor Schwabach previously taught at the University of Miami School of Law and Gonzaga University School of Law. He is the author of three books and numerous articles on international law, especially international environmental law. Professor Schwabach earned his B.A. at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and his J.D. at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).
Arthur Cockfield is an Assistant Professor at Queen's University Law School where he is a Queen's National Scholar. He has published articles on legal philosophy, tax law, international law, and Internet law. He is a co-author of Cyberspace Law: Cases and Materials (Aspen Publishers; forthcoming 2002). Professor Cockfield has a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario Business School, an LL.B. from Queen's University Law School and J.S.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Stanford University Law School.