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Book Review: The New Sovereignty, 91 American J. Int’l L. 389 (1997)


This impressive volume crowns the life's work of two of America's leading international lawyers and international legal process theorists, Harvard Law School Professor Abram Chayes, formerly legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State, and Antonia Handler Chayes, president of the Consensus Building Institute and former undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force. The book grows out of the Chayeses' vast practical experience, as well as their extensive teaching and writing about the architecture of international regimes and treaty compliance in the arms control and environmental fields. Their book seeks to describe how international regulation is accomplished through "treaty regimes," and to prescribe how those regimes may be better managed to promote greater compliance with treaty norms.

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