power, law, international law, actors, New Haven school, McDougal, Reisman, Lasswell, D'Amato, descriptivism
International Law | Law | Legal Theory
Law needs Power for enforcement of its rules; Power utilizes Law for creating conditions of stability that enhance its salience. Yet when the New Haven school tries to include international law in its power-oriented view of international relations, it ends up with a misleading two-dimensional descriptivism.
D'Amato, Anthony A., "Non-State Actors from the Perspective of the Policy-Oriented School: Power, Law, Actors and the View From New Haven" (2011). Faculty Working Papers. Paper 9.