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The Anglo-Iranian Oil Dispute of 1951-1952
The Anglo-Iranian Oil Dispute of 1951-1952
By Alan W. Ford
University of California Press, 1954, 348 pp.

A monograph analyzing the oil controversy up to July 1952, when the International Court of Justice dismissed the United Kingdom's application to submit the dispute to the Court. From this issue the author draws some conclusions concerning the rôle of law in the relations between states. In his view the case affirmed the existence and meaning of international law.