Legitimacy in International Law

  • Editors
  • Rüdiger Wolfrum
  • Volker Röben
Conference proceedings

Part of the Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht book series (BEITRÄGE, volume 194)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Allen Buchanan, Robert O. Keohane
    Pages 25-62
  3. Anthony D’Amato
    Pages 83-92
  4. Daniel Bodansky
    Pages 309-317
  5. Pages 381-403
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 405-422

About these proceedings


In recent years the question of the legitimacy of international law has been discussed quite intensively. Such questions are, for example, whether international law lacks legitimacy in general; whether international law or a part of it has yielded to the facts of power; whether adherence to international legal commitments should be subordinated to self-defined national interests; whether international law or particular rules of it – such as the prohibition of the use of armed force – have lost their ability to induce compliance (compliance pull); and what is the relevance of non-enforcement or failure to obey for the legitimacy of that particular international norm?

This book contains fresh perspectives on these questions, offered at an international and interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Law and International Law.


International Law Legitimacy Security Council United Nations international courts and tribunals international law-making international organizations sources of international law

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