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The Politics of Constructing the International Criminal Court

NGOs, Discourse, and Agency

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. The Meaning of the International Criminal Court

    • Michael J. Struett
    Pages 1-12
  3. Building the Rome Statute: 1998

    • Michael J. Struett
    Pages 109-129
  4. The Legitimacy of the International Criminal Court

    • Michael J. Struett
    Pages 151-178
  5. Postscript: Construction Continues

    • Michael J. Struett
    Pages 179-182
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 183-223

About this book

This book examines the political process that led to the establishment of the International Criminal Court in 2002. It accounts for the main features of the court, including its strong, independent prosecutor, by analyzing the discourse surrounding the ICC negotiations, and particularly highlights the role of human rights NGOs.

Keywords

  • Civil society
  • human rights
  • Intercultural Communicative Competence
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • political process
  • politics
  • state

Reviews

"Michael Struett has written an invaluable assessment of the origins of the International Criminal Court (ICC), one of the most dramatic international legal and institutional innovations of recent times. Struett has placed his finger on an intriguing puzzle: in a world in which sovereign states are presumed to hold all meaningful power, how did non-state actors manage to play such a central role in the creation of the ICC? Struett answers that question in an innovative way. The result is a book that will be indispensable to anyone seeking to understand the birth of the International Criminal Court specifically and the construction of international norms and institutions in general." - Wayne Sandholtz, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine

"The strength of Struett's work is the independent variable, namely non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Most assessments of the ICC either fail to take into account the important role that NGOs played in the courts creation or only make passing reference to them. This book places NGOs at center stage, explaining the Statute's drafting and its entry into force through an assessment of the role of non-governmental organizations." - Jeffrey S. Morton, Professor of International Law & Politics, Florida Atlantic University

About the author

MICHAEL J. STRUETT is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University, USA. 

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  • ISBN: 978-0-230-61241-9
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Softcover Book
USD 84.99
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Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
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