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The legal power to launch war : who decides?

Author: Michael Head; Kristian Boehringer
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Head; Kristian Boehringer
ISBN: 9781138292086 1138292087
OCLC Number: 1048657520
Description: vii, 327 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : what is at stake? --
War and democracy --
Vietnam, Iraq and the "War on terror" : deception, war propaganda and legislative approval --
Increasingly unrestrained war powers in the United States: from Truman to Trump --
Britain's royal war prerogative reasserted and reinforced --
From Whitehall to the White House : the war power in Australia from legal subordination to political subservience --
The failure of reform proposals : an Australian case study --
War and dissent : sweeping domestic powers --
Contemporary preparations for wartime measures --
Martial law, official lawlessness and judicial complicity --
Can international law stop wars of aggression? --
Would referenda provide any alternative? --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Michael Head and Kristian Boehringer.

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Even in the face of express constitutional restraints or legal controls, democracies have stumbled into, and conducted, wars using vast executive powers. By reference to the recent experiences of Read more...

 
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