Anarchy & Order: The Interplay of Politics and Law in by James C. Hsiung

By James C. Hsiung

It is a research of the political parameters of foreign legislations and, conversely, the law's relevance and achieve in foreign politics. on the theoretical point, it bridges the competing dominant paradigms - neorealism and neoliberalism - within the modern IR literature.

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T ( 1 97 1 ) , which was an update of the 1 963 "Hot Line" Agreement Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT I) of 1 972, which was a package that included the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty Prevention of Nuclear War Agreement ( 1 973) ABM Protocol ( 1 974) , a revision of the 1 972 ABM Treaty SECURITY DILEMMA & INTERNATIONAL LAW • • • • • • 37 The Threshold Test Ban Treaty ( 1 974) Underground Nuclear Explosions for Peaceful Purposes (PNE) of 1 976 SALT II ( 1 979) The Intermediate Nuclear Force Treaty (INF) of 1 987 The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty of 1 9 9 1 (START I) START II ( 1 992) This list does not include multilateral treaties on nuclear arms control to which the United States and the Soviet Union were parties.

Judicial decisions and teachings of the most highly qualified publicists may be used as "subsidiary" sources of international law. Cf. Article 38, ICJ Statute. 7. S. invasion of Panama, see Ehrlich and O ' Connell ( 1 993, 1 - 1 08). 8 . S. invasion of Panama. S. " in AJIL 84, 2 ( 1 990) : 494-524. 9. Critics might counter that the "regimes" school does address regime change. My reply is that ( 1 ) the regimes advocates are at best Neorealists of a revi­ sionist variation; many are better classified as Neoliperal Institutionalists; and (2) the kind of change entertained by the regimes advocates in "regime change" are rather narrowly conceived and are unrelated to changes in systemic power realign­ ment.

However, international law is both broader and narrbwer in meaning than international regimes. For one thing, regimes are more functionally specific. Even in the issue area of environmental control, for example, there are variable institutional arrangements for whales and whaling, transboundary air pollution control, and the control of chemicals that deplete ozone in the atmosphere (Young 1 994, 44) . , human rights or outer space). In this sense, the two (regimes and particular international law) are almost coterminous.

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