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Of war and law

Author: David Kennedy
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modern war is law pursued by other means. Once a bit player in military conflict, law now shapes the institutional, logistical, and physical landscape of war. At the same time, law has become a political and ethical vocabulary for marking legitimate power and justifiable death. As a result, the battlespace is as legally regulated as the rest of modern life. In Of War and Law, David Kennedy examines this important  Read more...
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Kennedy, David, 1954-
Of war and law.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006012483
(OCoLC)67361218
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Kennedy
ISBN: 9781400827367 1400827361
OCLC Number: 335143952
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 191 pages)
Contents: War as a legal institution --
The historical context : how did we get here? --
War by law.
Responsibility: David Kennedy.

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