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The Legitimate Use of Military Force: The Just War Tradition and the Customary Law of Armed Conflict (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 0754649806 / ISBN 13: 9780754649809
Edité par Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2008
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Throughout human history, scholars, statesmen and military leaders have attempted to define what constitutes the legitimate use of armed force by one community against another. Moreover, if force is to be used, what normative guidelines should govern the conduct of warfare? Based upon the assumption that armed conflict is a human enterprise and therefore subject to human limitations, the Western just war tradition represents an attempt to provide these guidelines. Following on from the success of Hensel s earlier publication, The Law of Armed Conflict, this volume brings together an internationally recognized team of scholars to explore the philosophical and societal foundations of just war tradition. It relates the principles of jus ad bellum to contemporary issues confronting the global community and explores the relationship between the principles of jus in bello and the various principles embodied in the customary law of armed conflict. Applying an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing and assessing the links between just war and the norms of behaviour, the book provides a valuable contribution to international law, international relations and national security studies. N° de réf. du libraire AA69780754649809

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Titre : The Legitimate Use of Military Force: The ...

Éditeur : Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Throughout human history, scholars, statesmen and military leaders have attempted to define what constitutes the legitimate use of armed force by one community against another. Moreover, if force is to be used, what normative guidelines should govern the conduct of warfare? Based upon the assumption that armed conflict is a human enterprise and therefore subject to human limitations, the Western 'just war tradition' represents an attempt to provide these guidelines. Following on from the success of Hensel's earlier publication, The Law of Armed Conflict, this volume brings together an internationally recognized team of scholars to explore the philosophical and societal foundations of just war tradition. It relates the principles of jus ad bellum to contemporary issues confronting the global community and explores the relationship between the principles of jus in bello and the various principles embodied in the customary law of armed conflict. Applying an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing and assessing the links between just war and the norms of behaviour, the book provides a valuable contribution to international law, international relations and national security studies.

About the Author:

Dr Howard M. Hensel has been a Professor on the faculty of the Air War College since 1986 and currently serves as the Director of Foundations of Warfighting Strategy.

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