Legitimising the Use of Force in International Politics : Kosovo, Iraq and the Ethics of Intervention.

This book aims to examine the conditions under which the decision to use force can be reckoned as legitimate in international relations.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bjola, Corneliu.
Format: Electronic
Published: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2009.
Series:Contemporary security studies.
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Table of Contents:
  • Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Acknowledgments; 1 The concept of legitimacy in international relations; 2 The moral legitimacy of the use of force; 3 The legal legitimacy of the use of force; 4 The deliberative legitimacy of the use of force; 5 Humanitarianism revisited: The NATO intervention in Kosovo; 6 Defensive necessity versus war of choice: The United States-led military action against Iraq; 7 Conclusions: Institutionalizing deliberative legitimacy; Notes; References; Index.