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The end of reciprocity : terror, torture, and the law of war

Author: Mark Osiel
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book seeks to examine whether different rules and practices are appropriate for a conflict between antagonists of radically different natures and goals with respect to the law of war. Real  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Osiel
ISBN: 9780521513517 0521513510 9780521730143 0521730147
OCLC Number: 243674465
Description: viii, 667 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Reciprocity in the law of war : ambient sightings, ambivalent soundings --
Reciprocity in humanitarian law : acceptance and repudiation --
Humanitarian vs. human rights law : the coming clash --
Is torture uniquely degrading? : the unpersuasive answer of liberal jurisprudence --
Fairness in terrorist war (1) : Rawlsian reciprocity --
Fairness in terrorist war (2) : Kantian reciprocity --
Humanitarian law as corrective justice : do targeted killing and torture 'correct' for terror? --
Reciprocity as civilization : the terrorist as savage --
The inflationary rhetoric of terrorist threat : humanitarian law as deflationary check --
Reciprocity as tit-for-tat : rational retaliation in modern war --
The 'gift' of humanitarianism : soft power and benevolent signaling --
Martial honor in modern democracy : the JAGs as a source of national restraint --
Roots of anti-reciprocity : transnational identity and national self-respect.
Responsibility: Mark Osiel.
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'Many books have now been written about the law and ethics of how states should respond to terrorists who respect neither. This book may be the most impressive of them all: a hardheaded, clear-eyed, Read more...

 
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