Foreign Affairs and the United States Constitution (Paperback)
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Foreign Affairs and the United States Constitution (Paperback)

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Paperback 654 Pages / Published: 14/11/1996
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This is Louis Henkin's classic book, long out of print, in a much-anticipated new edition. Reconceived, reorganized, and updated, this work remains a model of clarity. This new edition is essential reading for all those interested in understanding the United States and its place in world affairs. Professor Henkin takes the reader through the mysteries of the US Constitutional system as it governs US foreign relations. He explains how the US Government acts on the world scene - respective authority of the President and Congress in making foreign policy and conducting foreign relations, conflict and co-operation between them in determining the use of military force, and US policy on arms control, on the sale of arms, on trade, on financial assistance, on human rights. He explains where US treaties stand in US law and policy; the role of the courts in foreign affairs; US policy on the United Nations and other organizations, on international tribunals, what the Constituion requires in respect for individual rights within the US and beyond. Every reader will be able to follow and enjoy the text. For those who are interested there are many pages of rich, scholary notes.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198260981
Number of pages: 654
Weight: 949 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 32 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Both the novice and the expert continue to benefit from the reading of this classic...The Second Edition features the usual Henkin cornerstones: a richly adorned blueprint, a solidly researched foundation, and a writing style which hammers the essentials into elegant construction.'
'Nearly 25 years has passed since the publication of the first edition of this book. This is a much-anticipated new edition, reconceived, reorganized and updated by the author...This is an exceptionally interesting and useful volume, written by a wise and experienced lawyer with a substantial knowledge of US foreign policy and international affairs in general. The material is extremely carefully selected, the judgements are clear, distinctly formulated and strongly supported by documented evidence...The book is also written with literary grace, making it enjoyable reading not only for experts but also anyone wanting to understand how US foreign policy is made. For academics, for foreign policy practitioners and for students, the author's scholarly notes, displaying a unique gathering of judicial opinion on foreign affairs, are indispenable.'
'it is the only work in its subject area. It follows its predecessor in giving a comprehensive, analytical and objective survey of the American Constitution as it impinges on foreign affairs...ir provides tables and cases and treaties, together with an expremely thorough index. Not to mention LOTS of endnotes.'
..."I would unhesitatingly recommend this book to any serious inquirer into the constitutional law of foreign relations...This is a great work of constitutional law. Henkin's book is consistently well-reasoned and persuasive...The whole work bears the mark of a perfectionist. A great deal of effort indeed must have been put into creating the structure of this book...Henkin's lean prose makes him a fine communicator...The considerable impacy of this book is not limited to the academy, Its influence extends farther afield...I agree wholeheartedly with all who have praised this book. I would also express the hope that publication of this book by Oxford University Press will gain it international recognition matching the national recognition it has attained in the United States."
I would unhesitatingly recommend this book to any serious inquirer into the constitutional law of foreign relations, or ... external affairs./ This is a great work of constitutional law... consistently well-reasoned and persuasive./ The whole work bears the mark of a perfectionist./... impeccably referenced.../ exceptionally detailed footnotes.../... it has been heavily relied upon by the judiciary./ John Trone, International Trade and Business Law Annual/ Vol 4, 1999.

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