Assessing the formation process of the International Criminal Court (ICC), this study provides a fuller and richer understanding of this institution. It does so by adopting three analytical approaches: neoliberal institutionalism, regime theory and global governance. Examining the implications of the ICC, the volume draws conclusions about the changing nature of world politics in terms of conflict management, authority, governance and actor relevance. It is highly suitable for courses and research in humanitarian and international law, international relations theory, globalization, global governance and regime formation.

chapter 1|16 pages

The Need for Analysis

chapter 2|28 pages

Historical Rise of the ICC

chapter 3|20 pages

The Rome Statute

chapter 4|20 pages

Mainstream Cooperation Theory

chapter 5|22 pages

The Primacy of the State

chapter 6|22 pages

Making Sense of Regime Theory

chapter 7|32 pages

Complexity Leads to Understanding

chapter 8|20 pages

What is Global Governance?

chapter 10|12 pages