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Defending the Society of States: Why America Opposes the International Criminal Court and its Vision of World Society

Jason Ralph

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214310
eISBN:
9780191706615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214310.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book is among the first to address the issues raised by the International Criminal Court from an International Relations perspective. By clearly outlining a theoretical framework to interpret ... More


Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Alia Brahimi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

In the ‘war on terror’ both sides have taken great pains to justify their actions in moral terms. As force is employed so are sophisticated arguments which directly invoke the just war traditions of ... More


The Heritage

Rabindra Ray

in The Naxalites and their Ideology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077381
eISBN:
9780199081011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077381.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter argues that the meaning the doctrine of the Naxalites appears to have for non-believers is different from what it had for the believers. This is patently indicated by the programme of ... More


After Devolution: Parliament and People

Asifa Hussain and William Miller

in Multicultural Nationalism: Islamophobia, Anglophobia, and Devolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199280711
eISBN:
9780191604102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280711.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

‘Multicultural nationalism’ comes very close to being an oxymoron: devolution increased national self-consciousness and 9/11 added to the problems of multiculturalism everywhere, including Scotland. ... More


CONCLUSION

Ben Bradley

in Well-Being and Death

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557967
eISBN:
9780191721205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557967.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter briefly summarizes the main theses of the book, and discusses some topics not covered at length in the book, such as whether death and nonexistence merit a special kind of terror, ... More


The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

Charles Kurzman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766871
eISBN:
9780199897414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766871.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world—many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom—why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? ... More


Torture of Detainees and Presidential Prerogative Power

Richard M. Pious

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the president's use of prerogative powers and the treatment of detainees in the war on terror. President Bush asserted his prerogative power in interpreting and reinterpreting ... More


International Society—Consent and Custom as Sources of Law

Jason Ralph

in Defending the Society of States: Why America Opposes the International Criminal Court and its Vision of World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214310
eISBN:
9780191706615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214310.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines why legal positivism emphasises the importance of sovereign consent and relates it to the pluralist conception of international society introduced in the previous chapter. This ... More


International Society and America's War on Terrorism

Jason Ralph

in Defending the Society of States: Why America Opposes the International Criminal Court and its Vision of World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214310
eISBN:
9780191706615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214310.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The evidence presented in previous chapters contributes to the general argument that the US defends the idea of a society of states because it is in the kind of society that America can preserve a ... More


 Psychological Harms of Oppression

Ann E. Cudd

in Analyzing Oppression

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195187434
eISBN:
9780199786213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187431.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the direct and indirect psychological harms of oppression. Direct psychological harms are intentionally inflicted by dominant on subordinate groups. These include terror and ... More


The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Joseph S. Nye

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The U.S. “war on terror” response to the attacks of September 11, 2001 has exposed the extent, already apparent on various other fronts, to which U.S. foreign policy has become unilateralist, ... More


Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism: The Framework of a Liberal Grand Strategy

Tom Farer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534722
eISBN:
9780191715891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534722.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This book brings together and subjects to critical scrutiny the core controversies connected to the so-called ‘War on Terror’: When is it legitimate and prudent to use force? Is torture ever ... More


Part III—Conclusions

Yuval Ginbar

in Why Not Torture Terrorists?: Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the "Ticking Bomb" Justification for Torture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199540914
eISBN:
9780191716256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540914.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter concludes Part III, which examines four models of legalized torture. Neither Israel nor the USA have succeeded in limiting torture to ticking bomb situations (or to high value ... More


 Understanding a Pointless Universe: Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Steven Weinberg is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe, Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist’s Search for the ... More


Al-Qaida and the 9/11 Decade

Alia Brahimi

in Illusions of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265901
eISBN:
9780191772047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265901.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The declaration of a Caliphate in June 2014 by an al-Qaida offshoot implied a strong sense of political–religious unity, but, in reality, the announcement reflected deep division at the heart of ... More


Counter-Terrorism in the Post-9/11 Era: Successes, Failures and Lessons Learned

Rashmi Singh

in Illusions of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265901
eISBN:
9780191772047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265901.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter assesses the US-led counter-terrorism response to the September 2001 attacks on the American homeland in order to gauge the successes and failures of the Global War on Terror. It ... More


The International Human Rights Movement: A History

Aryeh Neier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135151
eISBN:
9781400841875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

During the past several decades, the international human rights movement has had a crucial hand in the struggle against totalitarian regimes, cruelties in wars, and crimes against humanity. Today, it ... More


In Search of Identity: The Collapse of the Soviet Union and the Recreation of Russia

Nanci Adler

in The Politics of Memory and Democratization

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240906
eISBN:
9780191598869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240906.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores Russia’s attempts to come to terms with its Stalinist past in an endeavour to build a civil society based on the rule of law. It begins by examining the nature of Stalinist ... More


Legitimacy in International Society

Ian Clark

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199219193
eISBN:
9780191717734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219193.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The word ‘legitimacy’ is seldom far from the lips of practitioners of international affairs. The legitimacy of recent events — such as the wars in Kosovo and Iraq, the post-September 11 war on ... More


Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

Michael Laffan and Max Weiss (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153599
eISBN:
9781400845248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153599.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Fear is ubiquitous but slippery. It has been defined as a purely biological reality, derided as an excuse for cowardice, attacked as a force for social control, and even denigrated as an unnatural ... More


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