Item Details

International Law and New Wars

Christine Chinkin, Mary Kaldor
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Language
English
ISBN
9781107171213, 1107171210, 9781316622094, 1316622096
Summary
"International Law and New Wars examines how international law fails to address the actual experience of what are known as 'new wars' - instances of armed conflict and violence in places such as Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. International law rests to a great extent on the outmoded concept of war drawn from the experiences of previous centuries. The book identifies different models for addressing contemporary forms of violence and shows how they are associated with different interpretations of international law. In some cases, this has dangerously weakened the legal restraints on war established after 1945. It emphasises the role of gender in understanding and responding to 'new wars', and puts forward a practical case for a 'second generation human security' and the implications this carries for international law."--
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Sovereignty and the authority to use force
  • The relevance of international law
  • Self-defence as a justification for war : the geo-political and war on terror models
  • The humanitarian model for recourse to force
  • How force is used
  • Weapons
  • 'Post-conflict' and governance
  • The liberal peace : peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding
  • Justice and accountability
  • Second-generation human security
  • What does human security require of international law?
Description
xviii, 592 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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