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Some Corner of a Foreign Field : Intervention and World Order - Roger Williamson

Some Corner of a Foreign Field

Intervention and World Order

By: Roger Williamson (Editor)

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When is a war not a war? Under what circumstances is humanitarian intervention by the international community justified? In what circumstances can a state legitimately put at risk the lives of members of its armed forces? These are some of the questions raised through the essays contained in Some Corner of a Foreign Field . The authors consider the main ethical and political arguments surrounding the subject of intervention, and, between them, cover a wide range of areas, coming to focus on international institutions and international law, domestic and political viewpoints, humanitarian considerations, the applicability of the just war theory, and the role of public opinion and the media. The result is a book that throws open new doors and extends the range of discussion within the ongoing debate on defence and disarmament.

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. x
Dedication and Introductory Essayp. 1
Sydney D. Bailey (1919-1995): In Memoriamp. 3
Introductionp. 7
Intervention - The New Face of War?p. 13
State Sovereignty, Human Rights and Interventionp. 15
Some Corner of a Foreign Fieldp. 28
When Is a War Not a War?p. 38
Intervention and the Just War Traditionp. 49
Can an Intervention Be Just?p. 51
Humanitarian Intervention: the Contemporary Debatep. 62
Second Thoughts on First Principlesp. 73
War by Other Means? Wider Dimensions of the Debatep. 85
War by Other Meansp. 87
Intervention and Crimes against Humanityp. 99
From National to International Policingp. 107
Geopolitics, International Law and Interventionp. 119
Humanitarian Intervention: a New Role for the United Nations?p. 121
Use of Armed Forces as an Instrument of Policyp. 134
Post-Cold War Illusions and Daunting Realitiesp. 143
Tried and Found Wanting? The United Nations under Scrutinyp. 155
Cases and Criteria: the UN in Iraq, Bosnia and Somaliap. 157
The Ethics of Intervention and the Former Yugoslaviap. 166
Rwanda: the Media and the Messagep. 174
Intervention by Western Powers: Getting in and Getting outp. 189
Causes, Aims and Means of Interventionp. 191
The Foreign Policy of Western Countries: the Problem of Interventionp. 205
The Past and the Future of Intervention: a View from the United Statesp. 216
Interim Evaluationp. 229
Sword and Pen: Journalists and the Wars of the Futurep. 231
The UN - Peace and Security: a Balance Sheetp. 240
An Ethical Framework - Or Just Intervention?p. 252
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780333692004
ISBN-10: 0333692004
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 269
Published: 28th February 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 2