Cinematic Perspectives on International Law

Cinematic Perspectives on International Law - Melland Schill Perspectives on International Law

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Synopsis

Why are constitutionalist ideals so prominent in science fiction? Does Independence Day depict self-defence as a legal concept with absolute limits? Is international law lost in space? This innovative interdisciplinary volume represents the first exploration of the relationship between international law and cinema. From Star Wars to Werner Herzog, The Godfather to The West Wing, this book uncovers a diverse range of representations of international law and its norms in film and television. Examining the wider links between international law, cinema, and ideology, the contributions not only examine visual representations of international law, but they offer an essential insight into the functions fulfilled by these cinematic representations. Providing an extraordinary introduction to a variety of perspectives on core international legal questions, Cinematic perspectives on international law extends a valuable methodology by which international lawyers can critique the depiction of international law in film.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526149916
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.436554
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 526g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 16mm