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Legitimating the use of force in international politics: Kosovo, Iraq and the ethics of intervention

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This research monograph provides a provocative answer to the intensely contested question regarding the conditions under which the decision to use force can be reckoned as legitimate in international relations. The book argues the concept of 'deliberative legitimacy', understood as the non-coerced commitment of an actor to abide by a decision reached through a process of communicative action, offers the most appropriate framework for addressing this question. The theoretical originality and e...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
International Development
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Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Publication date:
2010-01-01
URN:
uuid:e1babe7b-4a87-4b71-bd40-4494b33c977a
Source identifiers:
1406
Local pid:
daisy:1406
ISBN:
9780415492553

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