Top critical review
4 people found this helpful
Competent guide to the subject
on 24 February 2004
This is probably the best International Law textbook available for students, simply because it covers the key issues in just about the right amount of detail and doesn't get too bogged down in the details. Other International Law books available appear to be designed for true academics and professionals - students simply do not need such a high level of detail and would do better to read something like this, which explains things clearly and reasonably concisely.
Martin Dixon's style is very readable and gets the key information across well, but just one word of warning: in places, he uses snatches of his own terminology, and some of the cases and topics are clearly covered from Dixon's own standpoint on this subject. This book will work well for picking up the key principles and cases within a short space of time, but do bear in mind that there are other approaches to the subject than this author's.