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Professor Michael W. Doyle

International Law and Organization: Closing the Compliance Gap
Professor Michael Doyle (with Edward Luck, eds.) (Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, Md., 2004)

While the 20th century was a heyday for the development of international norms and agreements, the 21st century opened with an abundance of international law but a dearth of international institutions for monitoring or implementing it. Thus, compliance in such areas as arms control, human rights, environmental protection, and trade has become a major challenge of the new millennium. This book addresses compliance issues from general and theoretical perspectives as well as from the specifics of key case studies. From around the world, the 17 distinguished authors of these original interdisciplinary essays tackle urgent challenges to international law today, ranging from child soldiers in Africa to American exceptionalism.

Professor Michael W. Doyle, ed. (with Jean-Marc Coicaud and Anne-Marie Gardner) (United Nations University Press, Tokyo 2003)

The authors of the volume explore how the international community has embarked on an unprecedented effort to map out the requirements of justice for all humankind. Conditioned by the end of the Cold War and the impact of globalization, the core of this effort has been to reach a widely shared, ethical understanding of relations between individuals and the institutions governing them.

Prof. Doyle’s book addresses the imperatives of justice at the national, regional, and international levels through an analysis of rights, both civil and political, and economic and social. The volume includes chapters by Ruth Garison (Tel Aviv University), Clare Archbold (Queens University, Belfast), Henry Shue (Oxford University), Tatsuo Inoue (Tokyo University) and James Mouangue Kobila (University of Cameroon), among others.