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Risk and Force in World Society: Forcible Countermeasures for the Restoration of Peace
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Risk and Force in World Society: Forcible Countermeasures for the Restoration of Peace (Hardback)

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This book argues that the international community confers legitmacy upon the hegemonic use of force, even if the intervention is prima face illegal under international law. As the Security Council unwillingly lends its support to the exercise of hegemonic power through resolutions on the maintenance and restoration of peace, structural pressue on the law of force is mounting. The book analyses the alleged legality of hegemonic interventions, resting as it does on grounds such as self-defense, ex post or implicit authorization by the Security Council, intervention upon invitation, or humanitarian intervention. It assesses a range of case studies, from the war in Iraq to the Russian intervention in Georgia, and addresses the nature and function of the forcible countermeasures restorted to in these situations. This book argues that hegemonic intervention lacks the capacity to crytallize into a general principle of international law. This form of use of force does, however, appear to be ingrained in the power structure and legal architecture of the contemporary international system as a predictable pattern of state conduct, and as a general principle of international legal relations.

History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesWar & defence operationsLawInternational lawPublic international lawInternational humanitarian lawLawInternational lawPublic international lawResponsibility of states & other entities Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 25/03/2014 ISBN-13: 9780199559718  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Achilles Skordas is Professor of International Law at the University of Bristol. He studied, and later taught, law at the University of Athens-Greece, and was awarded a PhD in Law (Dr. jur.) by the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt-am-Main. He was previously an advisor to the Greek Parliament on international legal affairs. Achilles has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, Visiting Professor at the University of Paris XII, Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, and CLPE Fellow at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, in Toronto. He is the Greek member of the Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Asylum and Immigration in Europe.

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