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What Would a Justified Preventive Military Attack Look Like?

Henry Shue

in Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233137
eISBN:
9780191716270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233137.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the characteristics of a justified preventive military action. These are that (i) it must be limited to the effective elimination, including the prevention of the return, of ... More


Knowledge and Confusion

Barbara Donagan

in War in England 1642-1649

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses army intelligence during the English civil war. The war both facilitated and complicated intelligence gathering and analysis — a process that revealed again the distinctive ... More


The United Nations and the Development of Collective Security: The Delegation by the UN Security Council of its Chapter VII Powers

Dan Sarooshi

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299349
eISBN:
9780191714702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299349.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book examines one of the most important challenges facing the United Nations (UN) today: the effective and lawful use of force by or under its authority to maintain or restore peace. In ... More


Theory of Action

John W. Lango

in The Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Just War Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748645756
eISBN:
9780748697182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645756.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is an intentional action? Do moral concepts pertain primarily to intentional actions and secondarily to their consequences? How should a deontological theory morally evaluate the consequences of ... More


The Delegation of Powers to Regional Arrangements

Dan Sarooshi

in The United Nations and the Development of Collective Security: The Delegation by the UN Security Council of its Chapter VII Powers

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299349
eISBN:
9780191714702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299349.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The remaining entity to which the United Nations (UN) Council has delegated its Chapter VII powers is regional arrangements or agencies. This chapter examines this particular delegation, first by ... More


The Delegation of Powers to UN Subsidiary Organs

Dan Sarooshi

in The United Nations and the Development of Collective Security: The Delegation by the UN Security Council of its Chapter VII Powers

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299349
eISBN:
9780191714702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299349.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The six principal organs of the United Nations (UN) possess the authority to establish and utilise subsidiary organs in the attainment of their Charter ohjectives. The establishment and termination ... More


Resolution 1441 (2002) and the Invasion of Iraq

Marc Weller

in Iraq and the Use of Force in International Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595303
eISBN:
9780191595769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595303.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter outlines the events leading up to US military action against Iraq. It argues that the overall impact of this episode on the international system and the rules on the use of force were, ... More


Just Cause

John W. Lango

in The Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Just War Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748645756
eISBN:
9780748697182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645756.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What should be meant by the term ‘just cause’? What just cause principle should a just war theory accept? How should we determine whether a proposed military action has a just cause? The purpose of ... More


The Role of International Law in UK Decision-making

Marc Weller

in Iraq and the Use of Force in International Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595303
eISBN:
9780191595769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595303.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter briefly reviews the UK-specific political context of the Iraq debate. It tracks the flow of legal advice up to the point of the invasion. It then analyzes particular issues relating to ... More


Concluding Remarks

Dan Sarooshi

in The United Nations and the Development of Collective Security: The Delegation by the UN Security Council of its Chapter VII Powers

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299349
eISBN:
9780191714702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299349.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The aim of any collective security system is to preserve, and ensure the observance of, certain community defined values. Under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Security Council is mandated to ... More


Counter-Terrorism

Ian Johnstone

in The Power of Deliberation: International Law, Politics and Organizations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394931
eISBN:
9780199894543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394931.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The legal and institutional framework for counter-terrorism has evolved in recent years, accelerated by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Combined with concerns about weapons of mass ... More


NATO, Kosovo and ‘humanitarian intervention’

Paul Latawski and Martin A. Smith

in The Kosovo Crisis and the Evolution of a Post-Cold War European Security: The Evolution of Post Cold War European Security

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719059797
eISBN:
9781781700631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059797.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (NATO) use of military power against the government of Slobodan Milosevic of the former Yugoslavia over Kosovo has been among the most controversial aspects ... More


Conclusion

Albert Hourani

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter assesses the irrational dimension of the crisis as well as the ‘inner logic’ of the events. It attempts to answer a wide range of questions raised in this book pertaining to the Suez ... More


Herodotus and Thucydideson Blind Decisions Preceding Military Action

Hans-Peter Stahl

in Thucydides and Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199593262
eISBN:
9780191752261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Obvious differences between Herodotus and Thucydides have been stated since antiquity, the younger historian being characterized as succinct (brevis) and always pushing himself ahead (semper instans ... More


Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Ian Johnstone

in The Power of Deliberation: International Law, Politics and Organizations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394931
eISBN:
9780199894543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394931.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The field of nuclear non-proliferation is in ferment. The existing regime is under considerable stress, facing challenges it was not designed for, like the threat of nuclear terrorism. The ferment is ... More


Individual Rights

in Lincoln's Constitution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226237930
eISBN:
9780226237954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237954.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Individual rights were undoubtedly curtailed during the Civil War. Military actions during the war gave rise to a series of interlinked constitutional issues. Various intrusions on civil liberties ... More


The Legal Advisory Process in the United Kingdom

Marc Weller

in Iraq and the Use of Force in International Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199595303
eISBN:
9780191595769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595303.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 6 considered the flow of events in the Uunited Kingdom leading up to the launch of the war against Iraq. This chapter considers a number of issues that have arisen from this extraordinary ... More


The Reckoning, II

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the two remaining threats to the age of contentment: unpopular military action and a revolt of the underclass. Any military venture almost receives strong popular approval in ... More


Soviet Military Participation 1936–1939

StanLey G. Payne

in The Spanish Civil War, the Soviet Union, and Communism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100686
eISBN:
9780300130782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100686.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the intervention of the USSR in the Spanish Civil War as the most extensive Soviet military action since the close of the Russian Civil War. More troops had been involved in ... More


The survival of the Irish union, 1800–1921

Alvin Jackson

in The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593996
eISBN:
9780191731419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593996.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the longevity of the union state in Ireland. It emphasizes the malleability of the union, as well as some of the cultural means by which Britishness was insinuated into ... More


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