In this course, the fundamental rules of international law is introduced against the background of international relations, and analyzed by the theories not just of legal theories, but international relations. International law is regarded as principles and norms in and for international relations. Natural law theory, positive approach of law, and social approaches of law are employed to inquire into the nature of international law. Realist theories, liberal theories, as well as constructive theories of international relations are used to expound the function of international law. The relationship between international law and municipal law, the sources of international law, the development of international law, and all aspects of international legal issues like territory, sea, space, human rights, armed conflict, and environment are discussed in detail.
Malanczuk, Peter. Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law (7th rev. ed., London: Routledge，1997)
Beth A. Simmons and Richard H. Steinberg (eds.), International Law and International Relations: An International Organization Reader, Cambridge University Press, 2007;
Jeffrey L. Dunoff and MarkA. Pollack(eds.), Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art, Cambridge University Press, 2012;
David Armstrong, TheoFarrell, and Hélène Lambert, International Law and International Relations, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, 2012;
Basak Cali, International Law for International Relations, Oxford University Press, , 2010.