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Under attack : challenges to the rules governing the international use of force

Author: Belinda Helmke
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title contributes to the field of international relations and the study of international law and armed conflict. It links information from varying disciplines to form a comprehensive picture of state practice and the challenges it poses to the legal rules for the use of force.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Belinda Helmke
ISBN: 9780754679899 0754679896 9780754699712 0754699714
OCLC Number: 503655830
Description: xvi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Plan of attack --
Part I: Great decision or great illusion : international law and the use of force. Outlawing the mob : international law and the use of force prior to 1918 ; Renouncing luxury : international law and the use of force in the interwar years ; Where there's a will : international law and the use of force during the Cold War ; The state of play : developments in the contemporary international system --
Part II: For the good of humanity : the use of force for humanitarian reasons. The snail and the slug : the protection of nationals abroad ; From dawn to dusk : humanitarian intervention ; The uninvited guest : intervention in failed states --
Part III: For the good of the state : the use of force of individual and collective self-dense. Bolt from the blue : the pre-emptive use of force ; The remains of the reign : the use of force to counter terrorism ; The (un)usual suspects : the use of force against rogue states --
Conclusion: The road (not) taken.
Responsibility: by Belinda Helmke.

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Deals with the field of international relations in general and the study of international law and armed conflict in particular. This book focuses on the question: Are we merely witnessing a temporary  Read more...
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'In the wake of Kosovo, September 11, and Iraq, what had seemed to be a clear set of rules to govern the post-Cold War world has been put under severe strain. In this detailed and thoughtful account, Read more...

 
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