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This chapter compares the case study outcomes based on an International Law as Ideology (ILI) perspective with those based on a positivist, realist or functionalist perspective of the international law-State behaviour relationship, in order to examine the contribution of an ILI approach to better understanding the place of international law in the decision-making and implementation of foreign policy in the use of force cases investigated. It then generalizes from the case study findings and explores the implications of the study findings for understanding the relationship between international law and State behaviour during international crises in general. The chapter finally examines the potential for exploring the nexus between international law and State behaviour during international crises beyond the cases examined in this book and presents some new perspectives on current and emerging research questions involving use of force issues which an ILI perspective can help elucidate.

Keywords:decision-making; force cases; foreign policy; international crises; International Law as Ideology (ILI) perspective; international law-state behaviour relationship



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