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The Concept of the State as a Community of Liability

Peter M. R. Stirk

in The Concept of the State in International Relations: Philosophy, Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693627
eISBN:
9781474408721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693627.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter first discusses the relationship between the concept of the state and the idea of collective liability. It then elaborates on an alternative conception of the state as a community of ... More


Conclusions

Joseph Heller

in The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-67: Superpower Rivalry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526103826
eISBN:
9781526120915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526103826.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Was Israel an asset or liability to the west during the cold war? Primary sources present a clear picture of Israel as a constant liability to the west, However, it was regarded as an asset as well ... More


Accountability and Legitimacy-Authority Tension in Global Governance

in World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226450988
eISBN:
9780226450964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450964.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter serves as the foundation for the empirical investigation, establishing the theoretical prism through which observations are interpreted. The variations in the structure, rulemaking ... More


War: Symmetries and Asymmetries

Ian Clark

in Waging War: A New Philosophical Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724650
eISBN:
9780191792212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724650.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The chapter reviews those complex issues about symmetry/asymmetry that lie at the heart of our conceptual uncertainties about war. Is war an inherently symmetrical undertaking in some absolutely ... More


Laws of War*

Henry Shue

in Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198767626
eISBN:
9780191821486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767626.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Continuing exchange with Jeff McMahan, I emphasize that a practice of war is presupposed by laws of war imposing a brake on the violations of morality involved. The central measure by which these ... More


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