Justifying War?: From Humanitarian Intervention to Counterterrorism

Hardcover | December 16, 2008

EditorG. Andréani, P. Hassner

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This book is based on a multinational and multidisciplinary discussion between American and European researchers and practitioners on the moral, legal and political dilemmas raised by the use of force in today’s world. Are humanitarian interventions and counter-terrorism just forms of war in disguise? Is the just war tradition still relevant? What role does the issue of legitimacy play in the actions of states? Does the notion of “the global war against terror” play into the hands of terrorists? What are the lessons of the recent military interventions, from Kosovo to Iraq? What role for the U.N., for international criminal justice? What consequences for international order? The book provides no definitive answers but is the clearest and most searching book available to students and to the general public.

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This book is based on a multinational and multidisciplinary discussion between American and European researchers and practitioners on the moral, legal and political dilemmas raised by the use of force in today’s world. Are humanitarian interventions and counter-terrorism just forms of war in disguise? Is the just war tradition still re...

Pierre Hassner is Emeritus Research Director and Research Associate at The Centre for International Studies and Research, Sciences Po, Paris, France. Gilles Andréani is adjunct professor at Panthéon Assas Paris II University, France. Former director of the Centre d’Analyse et de prevision (CAP) of the French Foreign Affairs ministry, ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:December 16, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230600425

ISBN - 13:9780230600423

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Introduction--Gilles Andréani and Pierre Hassner * Foreword: Intervention and Human rights--Stanley Hoffmann * PART I: The Morality of Having Recourse to Force * Why and How Intervene? Jus ad bellum and Jus in bello in the New Context--Adam Roberts * Modern Application of the Just War Tradition--Michael Quinlan * Just War: The Catholic  Church  Updates  its  Legacy--Christian Mellon * Contradictions of the Just War Doctrine in the Post-Cold War period--Ariel Colonomos * Post-Conflict Lessons and Ex-Post Legitimacy: Three Propositions--Eric Chevallier * PART II: War and Counter-Terrorism* The ‘War on Terror’ in Historical Perspective--Adam Roberts * The War on Terror, a Questionable Concept--Gilles Andréani * Terror and war--Christophe Bertram * War and Counter-Terrorism--Michael J. Glennon * PART III: Legitimacy and authority *  Law, Legitimacy and Military Intervention--Michael J. Glennon * Military Intervention and sources of Legitimacy--Pierre Buhler * The United Nations, Multilateralism and International Order--Mats Berdal * International Criminal Justice: A Humiliation for States or a Spur to Enhanced Sovereignty?--Antoine Garapon * Legitimacy in International Relations: Ten Propositions--Ward Thomas