PSC 2219- MW 4:45pm-6pm
U.S. Parties and Politics
Professor Vincent Stine
January 15th, 2014
-Proportional representation vs. First past the post
Political party: group organized to nominate candidates; they also t
What is international law?
Original definition;Law made by states to govern how they relate to each other
There have been exceptions to this definition for a long time (ie the vatican-not quite a
state but a full member of the UN nonetheless)
Defining international law: original definition was that it was law made by states to govern how
they relate to each other. The modern definition is similar in that it sa
PSC 2444: Public International Law
March 2, 2015
Scholars from the Realist perspective refer to international legal rules as epiphenomenal
and occurring as steps toward the larger pursuits of national interes
Low d.o.c.-low enforcement DRB
Centralization increases with uncertainty (about behavior too-cntralized authority makes it easier)
Flexibility increases with uncertainty
Flexibility decreases with number
Delegation has a high level, low level, medium?
1. What makes an international court successful?
Helfer and Slaughter
Posner and Yoo
2. How do you get the international adjudication enforceable at the domestic level?