War and the Law of Nations A General History

ISBN-10: 0521729629

ISBN-13: 9780521729628

Edition: 2008

Authors: Stephen C. Neff

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Tracing war as a legal concept from Roman times through to the twentieth century, Stephen Neff reveals its various roles as a law-enforcement operation, duel between states and a "crime against the peace." He also considers the post World War II definition of war as an international law-enforcement mechanism under U.N. auspices. Although unsuccessful, this attempt did help transform war into a humanitarian, rather than a policy problem. This book interests historians, students of international relations and international lawyers.
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Stephen C. Neff is Reader in Public International Law at the University of Edinburgh School of Law.

Table of cases
Table of treaties
Abbreviations
Introduction
War as Law Enforcement (to 1600)
Ares and Athena
Loving enemies and hating sin
New Forces Stirring (1600-1815)
War in due form
Dissension in the ranks
War as State Policy (1815-1919)
Collisions of naked interest
Tame and half-hearted war: intervention, reprisal and necessity
Civil strife
Just Wars Reborn (1919- )
Regulating war
A farewell to war?
New fields of battle
Conclusion
Bibliography
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