Mondré, Aletta, 1976-

Forum Shopping in International Disputes / - Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan 2015 - pages cm. - Transformations of the state .

Based on author's thesis (doctoral - Universität Bremen, 2012), issued under title: See you somewhere : forum shopping in international dispute settlement.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"In a dispute, governments weigh up their options when selecting between various dispute settlement mechanisms. By scrutinising the interaction of institutional design with state interests, Forum Shopping in International Disputes analyses why particular forums are selected in maritime boundary disputes. The act of forum shopping, it argues, is more than the identification of the forum most likely to award a favourable decision. Rather, other interests come into play, such as concerns about domestic standing and the wish to draw international attention to a case. In other words, the best forum in a given dispute is the one that conforms most closely to a government's overarching policy. This book is especially notable for its use of qualitative case studies, a much-needed contribution to the growing body of research on forum selection, and for its detailed actor-centred approach, which comparatively assesses the merits of available forums. Focusing on the UN system, it provides an account of why states sometimes call on the Security Council and at other times prefer the International Court of Justice. "--


Pacific settlement of international disputes.
Jurisdiction (International law)
Forum shopping.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National.

341.5 / MON.F