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Democratic accountability and the use of force in international law

Author: Charlotte Ku; Harold Karan Jacobson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the experiences of nine countries (Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) in the deployment of armed forces under the UN and NATO, asking who has been and should be accountable to the citizens of these nations, and to the citizens of states who are the object of deployments, for the decisions made in such military actions. The authors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Ku; Harold Karan Jacobson
ISBN: 0521807476 9780521807470 0521002079 9780521002073
OCLC Number: 49530107
Description: xxv, 440 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Broaching the issues / Charlotte Ku and Harold K. Jacobson --
Part II. The domestic and international context. The interface of national constitutional systems with international law and institutions on using military forces: changing trends in executive and legislative powers / Lori F. Damrosch ; Domestic political factors and decisions to use military forces / Karen A. Mingst ; Collective security, peacekeeping, and ad hoc multilateralism / Edwin M. Smith ; The legal responsibility of military personnel / Robert C.R. Siekmann --
Part III. Traditional contributors to international military operations. Canada: committed contributor of ideas and forces, but with growing doubts and problems / Fen Osler Hampson ; Norway: political consensus and the problem of accountability / Knut G. Nustad and Henrik Thune ; India: democratic, poor, internationalist / Ramesh Thakur and Dipankar Banerjee --
Part IV. Newcomers to international military operations. Japan: moderate commitment within legal strictures / Akiho Shibata ; Germany: ensuring political legitimacy for the use of military forces by requiring constitutional accountability / Georg Nolte --
Part V. Permanent members of the UN Security Council. Russian Federation: the pendulum of powers and accountability / Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov ; France: Security Council legitimacy and executive primacy / Yves Boyer, Serge Sur, and Olivier Fleurence ; The United Kingdom: increasing commitment requires greater parliamentary involvement / Nigel D. White ; The United States: democracy, hegemony, and accountability / Michael J. Glennon --
Part VI. Conclusion. Toward a mixed system of democratic accountability / Charlotte Ku and Harold K. Jacobson.
Responsibility: edited by Charlotte Ku and Harold K. Jacobson.
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Nine democracies discussed (Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, Russia, UK and US) contribute to military operations sanctioned by the UN and NATO. On whose authority, and with what  Read more...

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