Selling a 'Just' War: Framing, Legitimacy, and US Military Intervention

Hardcover | March 15, 2012

byMichael J. Butler

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Butler sheds light on how American political leaders sell the decision to intervene with military force to the public and how a just war frame is employed in US foreign policy. He provides three post-Cold War examples of foreign policy crises: the Persian Gulf War (1990-91), Kosovo (1999), and Afghanistan (2001).

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Butler sheds light on how American political leaders sell the decision to intervene with military force to the public and how a just war frame is employed in US foreign policy. He provides three post-Cold War examples of foreign policy crises: the Persian Gulf War (1990-91), Kosovo (1999), and Afghanistan (2001).

MICHAEL J. BUTLER Assistant Professor of Political Science at Clark University, USA. He is the author of International Conflict Management (2009).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230360645

ISBN - 13:9780230360648

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Entering the Just War 'Conversation'
Framing, Foreign Policy, and Just Wars
Analyzing the Just War Frame
The Gulf War: Desert Shield, Desert Storm
Kosovo: Allied Force and the Noble Anvil
Afghanistan: Enduring Freedom and Infinite Justice
Conclusion: Selling a Just War