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The Future of the International Legal Order, Volume 2: Wealth and Resources

The Future of the International Legal Order, Volume 2: Wealth and Resources

Copyright Date: 1970
Pages: 359
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    The Future of the International Legal Order, Volume 2: Wealth and Resources
    Book Description:

    Wolfgang Friedmann, Burns H. Weston, William T. Burke, and Ivan A. Vlasic explore the new frontiers and wealth and resources that are altering the patterns of the world economy.

    Since rapid and dramatic technological progress poses problems that can be solved only by international or multinational controls these legal specialists emphasize the urgent need for nonviolent measures capable of reconciling the interests of the wealthy and impoverished nations and of satisfying the rising demands of the underdeveloped world for participation in the scientific revolution. The existing situation and current trends are described, and detailed recommendations to strengthen the role of international law in the decades ahead are made.

    Originally published in 1970.

    ThePrinceton Legacy Libraryuses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

    eISBN: 978-1-4008-7221-3
    Subjects: Law

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Foreword
    (pp. v-vi)
    Cyril E. Black and Richard A. Falk

    This series has been organized and edited under the auspices of the Center of International Studies, Princeton University, with the assistance of a grant from the Ford Foundation. The views presented in these volumes are those of the authors of the individual chapters, and do not necessarily represent those of the contributors as a group, of the Center of International Studies, or of the Ford Foundation.

    The publication of this second volume ofThe Future of the International Legal Orderhas been considerably delayed beyond the intentions of the editors. The complexities associated with publishing a multi-volume work of this...

  3. Introduction
    (pp. vii-x)
    Richard A. Falk and Cyril E. Black

    This volume focuses upon the capacity of the international legal order to cope with the course of international economic development in a setting that will be heavily influenced by rapid and dramatic technological progress. Emerging problems will certainly include the search for nonviolent means by which to reconcile the interests of rich and poor countries during the decades ahead, and the rising demands of secondary countries to participate in and benefit from the scientific wave of the future.

    Vivid incidents such as the Torrey Canyon disaster and the Santa Barbara oil slick illustrate the dangers and costs that are likely...

  4. Table of Contents
    (pp. xi-2)
  5. CHAPTER 1 The Relevance of International Law to the Processes of Economic and Social Development
    (pp. 3-35)

    A generation ago, an article on this theme could hardly have been written. Notwithstanding the establishment of the League of Nations and several notable efforts centered around the League concerning matters of human welfare, the concern of international law and organization with matters of economic and social development¹ was, at best, sporadic.

    The organized international pursuit of objectives of economic and social development is essentially a post World War II phenomenon, although objectives of both economic and social development were included in the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation which was established in 1919. The Preamble to the Constitution states,...

  6. CHAPTER 2 International Law and the Deprivation of Foreign Wealth: A Framework for Future Inquiry
    (pp. 36-182)

    Among the several reasons why the United States Supreme Court declined to adjudicate “the merits” of the now famous case ofBanco Nacional de Cuba v. Sabbatino¹ was its majority observation that “[t]here are few if any issues in international law today on which opinion seems to be so divided as the limitations on a state’s power to expropriate the property of aliens.”² While acknowledging “the view that a taking is improper under international law if it is not for a public purpose, is discriminatory, or is without provision for prompt, adequate, and effective compensation,” the Court pointed out that...

  7. CHAPTER 3 Ocean Sciences, Technology, and the Future International Law of the Sea
    (pp. 183-264)

    In the two decades since World War II, the international law of the sea has undergone careful reconsideration. National officials involved in maintaining the public order of the oceans have devoted serious attention to assessment and revision of this venerable body of law. Representatives of various private groups that share a common involvement in ocean exploitation, though they pursue numerous diverse objectives, have added their substantial efforts in appraisal and recommendation. Contributions of the same character may also be seen in the observations of individuals acting in a private capacity. The culmination of this enhanced activity came in 1958 with...

  8. CHAPTER 4 The Relevance of International Law to Emerging Trends in the Law of Outer Space
    (pp. 265-326)

    In the twelfth year since the launching of Sputnik I and after man’s landing on the moon it may be appropriate both to appraise past trends in the legal regulation of outer-space activities and attempt to outline some of the major problems that will require legal controls in the years to come. One can think of no other period in human history before the advent of nuclear energy and space technology when a span of eleven years could provide a sufficient body of experience for a meaningful reflection upon the past on the one hand and an adequate basis for...

  9. Index
    (pp. 327-344)
  10. Back Matter
    (pp. 345-347)