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Informed Publics, Media and International Law (Hardcover): Daniel Joyce Informed Publics, Media and International Law (Hardcover)
Daniel Joyce
R1,789 Discovery Miles 17 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book considers the significance of informed publics from the perspective of international law. It does so by analysing international media law frameworks and the 'mediatization' of international law in institutional settings. This approach exposes the complexity of the interrelationship between international law and the media, but also points to the dangers involved in international law's associated and increasing reliance upon the mediated techniques of communicative capitalism - such as publicity - premised upon an informed international public whose existence many now question. The book explores the ways in which traditional regulatory and analytical categories are increasingly challenged - revealed as inadequate or bypassed - but also assesses their resilience and future utility in light of significant technological change and concerns about fake news, the rise of big data and algorithmic accountability. Furthermore, it contends that analysing the imbrication of media and international law in the current digital transition is necessary to understand the nature of the problems a system such as international law faces without sufficiently informed publics. The book argues that international law depends on informed global publics to function and to address the complex global problems which we face. This draws into view the role media plays in relation to international law, but also the role of international law in regulating the media, and reveals the communicative character of international law.

The Fight Against Impunity in EU Law (Hardcover): Luisa Marin, Stefano Montaldo The Fight Against Impunity in EU Law (Hardcover)
Luisa Marin, Stefano Montaldo
R2,563 Discovery Miles 25 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The fight against impunity is an increasingly central concept in EU law-making and adjudication. What is the meaning and the scope of impunity as a legal concept in the EU legal order? How does the fight against impunity influence policy and adjudication? This timely first piece of comprehensive research aims to to address these largely unexplored questions, which involve structural institutional and substantive dilemmas underpinning the most recent developments of the European integration process. In recent years, the fight against impunity has become a pressing concern for the European institutions. It has shaped several EU policies and has led to a recurring argument in the case law of the Court of Justice. The book sheds light on this elusive notion, providing a much needed conceptual appraisal. The first section examines the scope of the notion of impunity, and its role in the EU decision-making process and in the development of EU competences. Subsequent sections discuss the implications of impunity - and of the fight against it - in a variety of complementary domains, namely the allocation of criminal jurisdiction, mutual recognition instruments, the rise of new surveillance technologies and the external dimension of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. This book is an original and timely contribution to scholarship, which is of interest to academics, researchers and policy-makers alike.

Tapping Philanthropy for Development - Lessons Learned from a Public-Private Partnership in Rural Uganda (Paperback): Lorna... Tapping Philanthropy for Development - Lessons Learned from a Public-Private Partnership in Rural Uganda (Paperback)
Lorna Michael Butler
R718 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R202 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In telling the story of an innovative program based at Iowa State University, Lorna Michael Butler, Della McMillan, and their colleagues offer practical, step-by-step advice critical for any organization seeking to fund and manage multifaceted, public-private partnerships for development. The story begins when the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at ISU received large gifts from alumni and friends with a strong interest in Africa. Using that transformative funding, the university established the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL) and entered into collaborative, long-term relationships with a university and an NGO in Uganda. Tapping Philanthropy for Development draws on the partners' experiences to provide a unique roadmap for effectively navigating the challenges involved in obtaining nontraditional funding - and in using it well.

Law and the Political Economy of Hunger (Hardcover): Anna Chadwick Law and the Political Economy of Hunger (Hardcover)
Anna Chadwick
R1,810 Discovery Miles 18 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is an inquiry into the role of law in the contemporary political economy of hunger. In the work of many international institutions, governments, and NGOs, law is represented as a solution to the persistence of hunger. This presentation is evident in the efforts to realize a human right to adequate food, as well as in the positioning of law, in the form of regulation, as a tool to protect society from 'unruly' markets. In this monograph, Anna Chadwick draws on theoretical work from a range of disciplines to challenge accounts that portray law's role in the context of hunger as exclusively remedial. The book takes as its starting point claims that financial traders 'caused' the 2007-8 global food crisis by speculating in financial instruments linked to the prices of staple grains. The introduction of new regulations to curb the 'excesses' of the financial sector in order to protect the food insecure reinforces the dominant perception that law can solve the problem. Chadwick investigates a number of different legal regimes spanning public international law, international economic law, transnational governance, private law, and human rights law to gather evidence for a counterclaim: law is part of the problem. The character of the contemporary global food system-a food system that is being progressively 'financialized'-owes everything to law. If world hunger is to be eradicated, Chadwick argues, then greater attention needs to be paid to how different legal regimes operate to consistently privilege the interests of the wealthy few over the needs of poor and the hungry.

Cyber Warfare - Military Cross-Border Computer Network Operations Under International Law (Hardcover): Johann-Christoph Woltag Cyber Warfare - Military Cross-Border Computer Network Operations Under International Law (Hardcover)
Johann-Christoph Woltag
R2,146 Discovery Miles 21 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the last five years the topic of cyber warfare has received much attention due to several so-called "cyber incidents" which have been qualified by many as State-sponsored cyber attacks. This book identifies rules and limits of cross-border computer network operations for which States bear the international responsibility during both peace and war. It consequently addresses questions on jus ad bellum and jus in bello in addition to State responsibility. By reference to treaty and customary international law, actual case studies (Estonia, Georgia, Stuxnet) and the Tallinn Manual, the author illustrates the applicability of current international law and argues for an obligation on the State to prevent malicious operations emanating from networks within their jurisdiction. This book is written for academics in public international law and practitioners from the military and other public security sectors.

Foreign Relations Law (Hardcover): Campbell McLachlan Foreign Relations Law (Hardcover)
Campbell McLachlan
R3,845 R3,608 Discovery Miles 36 080 Save R237 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What legal principles govern the external exercise of the public power of states within common law legal systems? Foreign Relations Law tackles three fundamental issues: the distribution of the foreign relations power between the organs of government; the impact of the foreign relations power on individual rights; and the treatment of the foreign state within the municipal legal system. Focusing on the four Anglo-Commonwealth states (the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand), McLachlan examines the interaction between public international law and national law and demonstrates that the prime function of foreign relations law is not to exclude foreign affairs from legal regulation, but to allocate jurisdiction and determine applicable law in cases involving the external exercise of the public power of states: between the organs of the state; amongst the national legal systems of different states; and between the national and the international legal systems.

Jus ad Bellum - The Law on Inter-State Use of Force (Paperback): Stuart Casey-Maslen Jus ad Bellum - The Law on Inter-State Use of Force (Paperback)
Stuart Casey-Maslen
R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work expounds, for those in practice and beyond, the rules of international law governing the inter-state use of force. Jus ad bellum determines when a state - or group of states - may lawfully use force against, or on the territory of, another state, and when such action violates international law. The bedrock of the law is found in the Charter of the United Nations, but the interpretation and application of many of the rules codified in the Charter, particularly by the International Court of Justice, are contested. Accordingly, the book clarifies the law as it stands today, explaining its many complexities and controversies, such as when non-state actors may be attacked in another state and when consent is validly given to foreign intervention. The interrelationships between jus ad bellum and the law of armed conflict/international humanitarian law, the law of neutrality, and international human rights law are also illuminated, along with important concepts such as the 'responsibility to protect' and humanitarian intervention.

Narratives of Hunger in International Law - Feeding the World in Times of Climate Change (Hardcover): Anne Saab Narratives of Hunger in International Law - Feeding the World in Times of Climate Change (Hardcover)
Anne Saab
R2,131 R1,976 Discovery Miles 19 760 Save R155 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the role that the language of international law plays in constructing understandings - or narratives - of hunger in the context of climate change. The story is told through a specific case study of genetically engineered seeds purportedly made to be 'climate-ready'. Two narratives of hunger run through the storyline: the prevailing neoliberal narrative that focuses on increasing food production and relying on technological innovations and private sector engagement, and the oppositional and aspirational food sovereignty narrative that focuses on improving access to and distribution of food and rejects technological innovations and private sector engagement as the best solutions. This book argues that the way in which voices in the neoliberal narrative use international law reinforces fundamental assumptions about hunger and climate change, and the way in which voices in the food sovereignty narrative use international law fails to question and challenge these assumptions.

International Anti-Corruption Norms - Their Creation and Influence on Domestic Legal Systems (Hardcover): Cecily Rose International Anti-Corruption Norms - Their Creation and Influence on Domestic Legal Systems (Hardcover)
Cecily Rose
R2,422 Discovery Miles 24 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book traces the creation of international anti-corruption norms by states and other actors through four markedly different institutions: the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, and the Financial Action Task Force. Each of these institutions oversees an international instrument that requires states to combat corruption. Yet, only the United Nations oversees anti-corruption norms that take the sole form of a binding multilateral treaty. The OECD has, by contrast, fostered the development of the binding 1997 OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, as well as non-binding recommendations and guidance associated with treaty itself. In addition, the revenue transparency and anti-money laundering norms developed through the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the Financial Action Task Force, respectively, take the form of non-binding instruments that have no relationship with multilateral treaties. The creation of international anti-corruption norms through non-binding instruments and informal institutions has the potential to privilege the interests of powerful states in ways that raise questions about the normative legitimacy of these institutions and the instruments they produce. At the same time, the anti-corruption instruments created under the auspices of these institutions also show that non-binding instruments and informal institutions carry significant advantages. The non-binding instruments in the anti-corruption field have demonstrated a capacity to influence domestic legal systems that is comparable to, if not greater than, that of binding treaties. With corruption and money laundering at the forefront of political debate, International Anti-Corruption Norms provides timely expertise on how states and international institutions grapple with these global problems.

Core Documents on International Law 2020-21 (Paperback, 6th ed. 2020): Karen Hulme Core Documents on International Law 2020-21 (Paperback, 6th ed. 2020)
Karen Hulme
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Well-selected and authoritative, Macmillan Core Statutes provide the key materials needed by students in a format that is clear, compact and very easy to use. They are ideal for use in exams.

Specialized Administrative Law of the European Union - A Sectoral Review (Hardcover): Herwig C. h. Hofmann, Gerard C. Rowe,... Specialized Administrative Law of the European Union - A Sectoral Review (Hardcover)
Herwig C. h. Hofmann, Gerard C. Rowe, Alexander H. Turk
R3,244 Discovery Miles 32 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume deals with the law governing the administrative implementation of European Union public policy. Much of this law is specific to individual policy sectors. The volume provides a study of such specialized admininstrative law for more than twenty sectors. This cross-sectoral approach allows for detailed comparisons of EU administration in diverse policy fields. It identifies situations where legal structures and approaches may be unnecessarily duplicated, thus indicating where a comprehensive, general system could be advantageous for both Union law and policy achievement. The comparative nature of the study also draws attention to policy fields which have proven to be testing grounds for approaches adopted subsequently in other areas. In addition, the work highlights the distinctive, highly networked, and strongly cooperative character of EU administration, as a reflection of, and a foundation for, the operative nature of the European Union as a whole.

Complete International Law - Text, Cases, and Materials (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Ademola Abass Complete International Law - Text, Cases, and Materials (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Ademola Abass
R1,283 Discovery Miles 12 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Complete International Law combines a wide range of case extracts with incisive author commentary to clearly demonstrate legal principles and the significance of case law.
This innovative text encourages an active approach to learning with key point summaries, thinking points and self-test questions throughout; which aim to stimulate reflection about the importance of international law in today's world.
Online Resource Centre
An Online Resource Centre, containing the following resources for students and lecturers accompanies this book.
For students:
Appendices
Guidance on answering discussion questions
Flashcard glossary of key terms
Annotated weblinks
For lecturers:
A testbank of multiple choice questions

Core Statutes on Conflict of Laws (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2020): Emmanuel Maganaris Core Statutes on Conflict of Laws (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2020)
Emmanuel Maganaris
R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Well-selected and authoritative, Palgrave Core Statutes provide the key materials needed by students in a format that is clear, compact and very easy to use. They are ideal for use in exams.

International Straits - Concept, Classification and Rules of Passage (Hardcover, 2010 ed.): Ana G. Lopez Martin International Straits - Concept, Classification and Rules of Passage (Hardcover, 2010 ed.)
Ana G. Lopez Martin
R3,539 R2,836 Discovery Miles 28 360 Save R703 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The four 1958 Geneva Conventions on the Law of the Sea, which codi?ed and progressively developed this sector of our legislation, were rather ephemeral despite the fact that they were constituent Conventions. In fact, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) again undertook the same task with the same spirit 20 years later after a long drawn out global negotiation process in which all the marine areas and problems pending were analysed and discussed by the countries attending, and an apparently strengthened majority was attained, including the essential agreement between the principal naval powers and the third world countries, symbolised most grossly in the recognition of exclusive economic areas which were 200 miles wide in exchange for a signi?cant alteration to the legal rules applicable to the international straits. From 1973 to 1982, the negotiations showed that there were a number of particular factors affecting the seas: "strait" countries, user countries, long range ?shing countries, embedded countries, archipelagic countries, broad platform countries, etc. In 1982 when the UNCLOS was adopted, it seemed to be a text with justi?ed pretensions to be in force for a long period of time as the nine years of negotiations required for its adoption had taken into account the main problems pending agreement although not absolutely all.

Core Statutes on Conflict of Laws (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Emmanuel Maganaris Core Statutes on Conflict of Laws (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Emmanuel Maganaris
R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Well-selected and authoritative, Palgrave Core Statutes provide the key materials needed by students in a format that is clear, compact and very easy to use. They are ideal for use in exams. This book includes: European Union legislation including the Rome I and II Regulations and the Brussels Regulation (recast) The New York, Lugano and Hague Conventions UK statutes, including the Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995, State Immunity Act 1978, and Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982

A Theory of International Organization (Paperback): Liesbet Hooghe, Tobias Lenz, Gary Marks A Theory of International Organization (Paperback)
Liesbet Hooghe, Tobias Lenz, Gary Marks
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why do international organizations (IOs) look so different, yet so similar? The possibilities are diverse. Some international organizations have just a few member states, while others span the globe. Some are targeted at a specific problem, while others have policy portfolios as broad as national states. Some are run almost entirely by their member states, while others have independent courts, secretariats, and parliaments. Variation among international organizations appears as wide as that among states. This book explains the design and development of international organization in the postwar period. It theorizes that the basic set up of an IO responds to two forces: the functional impetus to tackle problems that spill beyond national borders and a desire for self-rule that can dampen cooperation where transnational community is thin. The book reveals both the causal power of functionalist pressures and the extent to which nationalism constrains the willingness of member states to engage in incomplete contracting. The implications of postfunctionalist theory for an IO's membership, policy portfolio, contractual specificity, and authoritative competences are tested using annual data for 76 IOs for 1950-2010. Transformations in Governance is a major academic book series from Oxford University Press. It is designed to accommodate the impressive growth of research in comparative politics, international relations, public policy, federalism, environmental and urban studies concerned with the dispersion of authority from central states up to supranational institutions, down to subnational governments, and side-ways to public-private networks. It brings together work that significantly advances our understanding of the organization, causes, and consequences of multilevel and complex governance. The series is selective, containing annually a small number of books of exceptionally high quality by leading and emerging scholars. The series targets mainly single-authored or co-authored work, but it is pluralistic in terms of disciplinary specialization, research design, method, and geographical scope. Case studies as well as comparative studies, historical as well as contemporary studies, and studies with a national, regional, or international focus are all central to its aims. Authors use qualitative, quantitative, formal modeling, or mixed methods. A trade mark of the books is that they combine scholarly rigour with readable prose and an attractive production style. The series is edited by Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the VU Amsterdam, and Walter Mattli of the University of Oxford.

The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management - On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption (Hardcover): J. C Sharman The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management - On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption (Hardcover)
J. C Sharman
R597 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R125 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An unprecedented new international moral and legal rule forbids one state from hosting money stolen by the leaders of another state. The aim is to counter grand corruption or kleptocracy ("rule by thieves"), when leaders of poorer countries-such as Marcos in the Philippines, Mobutu in the Congo, and more recently those overthrown in revolutions in the Arab world and Ukraine-loot billions of dollars at the expense of their own citizens. This money tends to end up hosted in rich countries. These host states now have a duty to block, trace, freeze, and seize these illicit funds and hand them back to the countries from which they were stolen. In The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management, J. C. Sharman asks how this anti-kleptocracy regime came about, how well it is working, and how it could work better. Although there have been some real achievements, the international campaign against grand corruption has run into major obstacles. The vested interests of banks, lawyers, and even law enforcement often favor turning a blind eye to foreign corruption proceeds. Recovering and returning looted assets is a long, complicated, and expensive process. Sharman used a private investigator, participated in and observed anti-corruption policy, and conducted more than a hundred interviews with key players. He also draws on various journalistic exposes, whistle-blower accounts, and government investigations to inform his comparison of the anti-kleptocracy records of the United States, Britain, Switzerland, and Australia. Sharman calls for better policing, preventative measures, and use of gatekeepers like bankers, lawyers, and real estate agents. He also recommends giving nongovernmental organizations and for-profit firms more scope to independently investigate corruption and seize stolen assets.

How International Law Works in Times of Crisis (Hardcover): George Ulrich, Ineta Ziemele How International Law Works in Times of Crisis (Hardcover)
George Ulrich, Ineta Ziemele
R2,314 Discovery Miles 23 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For some time, the word 'crisis' has been dominating international political discourse. But this is nothing new. Crisis has always been part of the discipline of international law. History indeed shows that international law has developed through reacting to previous experiences of crisis, reflecting an agreement on what it takes to avoid their repetition. However, human society evolves and challenges existing rules, structures, and agreements. International law is confronted with questions as to the suitability of the existing legal framework for new stages of development. Ulrich and Ziemele here bring together an expert group of scholars to address the question of how international law confronts crises today in terms of legal thought, rule-making, and rule-application. The editors have characterized international law and crisis discourse as one of a dialectical nature, and have grouped the articles contained in the volume under four main themes: security, immunities, sustainable development, and philosophical perspectives. Each theme pertains to an area of international law which at the present moment in time is subject to notable challenges and confrontations from developments in human society. The surprising general conclusion which emerges is that, by and large, the international legal system contains concepts, principles, rules, mechanisms and formats for addressing the various developments that may prima facie seem to challenge these very same elements of the system. Their use, however, requires informed policy decisions.

The Legal Power to Launch War - Who Decides? (Hardcover): Michael Head, Kristian Boehringer The Legal Power to Launch War - Who Decides? (Hardcover)
Michael Head, Kristian Boehringer
R2,889 Discovery Miles 28 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The issue of who has the power to declare war or authorise military action in a democracy has become a major legal and political issue, internationally, and is set to become even more pertinent in the immediate future, particularly in the wake of military action in Syria, ongoing wars in the Middle East, and tense discussions between the United States and its allies, and Russia and China. This book comparatively examines the executive and prerogative powers to declare war or launch military action, focusing primarily on the United States, Britain and Australia. It explores key legal and constitutional questions, including: who currently has the power/authority to declare war? who currently has the power to launch military action without formally declaring war? how, if at all, can those powers be controlled, legally or politically? what are the domestic legal consequences of going to war? In addition to probing the extensive domestic legal consequences of going to war, the book also reviews various proposals that have been advanced for interrogating the power to commence armed conflict, and explores the reasons why these propositions have failed to win support within the political establishment.

International Law Reports: Volume 155 (Hardcover, New): Elihu Lauterpacht, Christopher Greenwood, Karen Lee International Law Reports: Volume 155 (Hardcover, New)
Elihu Lauterpacht, Christopher Greenwood, Karen Lee
R4,402 Discovery Miles 44 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The International Law Reports is the only publication in the world wholly devoted to the regular and systematic reporting in English of decisions of international courts and arbitrators as well as judgments of national courts. Volume 155 reports on, amongst others, the England Court of Appeal 2013 judgment in Othman (Abu Qatada) v. Home Secretary, the 2012 decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Ahmad and Others v. United Kingdom and the related 2012 England High Court decision in Hamza and Others v. Home Secretary, and the South Africa Constitutional Court 2011 judgment in Glenister v. President of Republic of South Africa.

Russian Approaches to International Law (Hardcover): Lauri Malksoo Russian Approaches to International Law (Hardcover)
Lauri Malksoo
R2,043 Discovery Miles 20 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book addresses a simple question: how do Russians understand international law? Is it the same understanding as in the West or is it in some ways different and if so, why? It answers these questions by drawing on from three different yet closely interconnected perspectives: history, theory, and recent state practice. The work uses comparative international law as starting point and argues that in order to understand post-Soviet Russia's state and scholarly approaches to international law, one should take into account the history of ideas in Russia. To an extent, Russian understandings of international law differ from what is considered the mainstream in the West. One specific feature of this book is that it goes inside the language of international law as it is spoken and discussed in post-Soviet Russia, especially the scholarly literature in the Russian language, and relates this literature to the history of international law as discipline in Russia. Recent state practice such as the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia's record in the UN Security Council, the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, prominent cases in investor-state arbitration, and the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union are laid out and discussed in the context of increasingly popular 'civilizational' ideas, the claim that Russia is a unique civilization and therefore not part of the West. The implications of this claim for the future of international law, its universality, and regionalism are discussed.

Private Law in the External Relations of the EU (Hardcover): Marise Cremona, Hans W. Micklitz Private Law in the External Relations of the EU (Hardcover)
Marise Cremona, Hans W. Micklitz
R1,891 Discovery Miles 18 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Private Law in the External Relations of the EU is an innovative study of the interactions between EU external relations law and private law, two unrelated fields of law, inverted if private law is understood as regulatory private law - the space where regulatory law intersects with private economic activity. Here the link between the Internal Market and the global market - and thereby international law - is much more prominent. In this book, key questions about the relationship between EU external relations law and private law are answered, including: in what ways might European private law act as a tool to achieve EU external policy objectives, particularly in regulatory fields? How might the quickly developing EU external competence over the procedural dimensions of private law, including private international law, impact on substantive law, both externally and internally? And how is the legal position of private parties affected by EU external relations? In asking these questions, this edited collection opens up a field of enquiry into the so far underexplored relationship between these two fields of law. In doing so, it addresses three different aspects of the relationship: (i) the evolution of the EU competence, (ii) the ways in which EU private law extends its reach beyond the boundaries of the internal market, and (iii) the ways in which the EU contributes to the formation of private regulation at the international level.

Intervention in Libya - The Responsibility to Protect in North Africa (Hardcover): Karin Wester Intervention in Libya - The Responsibility to Protect in North Africa (Hardcover)
Karin Wester
R1,931 Discovery Miles 19 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 2011 crisis in Libya represents the first case in which the international community invoked 'the Responsibility to Protect' principle, adopted in 2005 by UN member states, to justify coercive measures including sanctions and the use of military force. In this study, Karin Wester meticulously reconstructs and analyzes the evolution of the Libyan crisis, the international community's response, and the manner in which the 'Responsibility to Protect' was applied. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources including in-depth interviews with politicians and diplomats, this comprehensive account of the 2011 intervention in Libya redresses popular narratives asserting that the intervention was driven primarily by western (neo-colonial) interests or by a desire for regime change. Instead, Wester reveals how the 'Responsibility to Protect' principle was realized to a considerable extent, but also how it provided a highly fragile basis for military enforcement action. Incorporating perspectives from international law, political science and history, this is a compelling and thought-provoking examination of the real-world application of a principle that is deeply rooted in history but presents daunting challenges in implementation.

Philosophy and International Law - A Critical Introduction (Paperback): David Lefkowitz Philosophy and International Law - A Critical Introduction (Paperback)
David Lefkowitz
R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Philosophy and International Law, David Lefkowitz examines core questions of legal and political philosophy through critical reflection on contemporary international law. Is international law really law? The answer depends on what makes law. Does the existence of law depend on coercive enforcement? Or institutions such as courts? Or fidelity to the requirements of the rule of law? Or conformity to moral standards? Answers to these questions are essential for determining the truth or falsity of international legal skepticism, and understanding why it matters. Is international law morally defensible? This book makes a start to answering that question by engaging with recent debates on the nature and grounds of human rights, the moral justifiability of the law of war, the concept of a crime against humanity, the moral basis of universal jurisdiction, the propriety of international law governing secession, and the justice of international trade law.

How Western Soldiers Fight - Organizational Routines in Multinational Missions (Hardcover): Cornelius Friesendorf How Western Soldiers Fight - Organizational Routines in Multinational Missions (Hardcover)
Cornelius Friesendorf
R1,894 R1,763 Discovery Miles 17 630 Save R131 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In contemporary missions, soldiers often face unconventional opponents rather than enemy armies. How do Western soldiers deal with war criminals, rioters, or insurgents? What explains differences in behavior across military organizations in multinational missions? How does military conduct impact local populations? Comparing troops from the United States, Britain, Germany, and Italy at three sites of intervention (Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan), this book shows that militaries in the field apply idiosyncratic organizational routines. Friesendorf uses the concept of routines to explain, for example, why US soldiers are trigger-happy, why British soldiers patrol on foot, and why German soldiers avoid risk. Despite convergence in military structures and practices, militaries continue to fight differently, often with much autonomy. This bottom-up perspective focuses on different routines at the level of operations and tactics, thus contributing to a better understanding of the implementation of military missions, and highlighting failures of Western militaries to protect civilians.

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