Invoking Humanity: War, Law and Global Order

Invoking Humanity: War, Law and Global Order

By (author) Danilo Zolo

List price: US$123.34

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Danilo Zolo considers Carl Schmitt's maxim in the context of the "humanitarian war" waged against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the Spring of 1999 by 19 NATO countries. He offers a political, legal and philosophical reflection on an extraordinary display of Western power and its present and future impact on the global system of international politics. Zolo's account of the war is located within the context of the irresistible drive of globalization which he argues brings economic, financial and military, ecological and ethnic-religious turbulence in its wake. Not only the future of the Balkan region, he suggests, is at stake here, but the fate of international law, the future role of the United Nations and the political destiny of Europe.

show more
  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 154.4 x 213.4 x 21.6mm | 385.56g
  • 01 Oct 2002
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London
  • English
  • maps
  • 0826456553
  • 9780826456557
  • 1,764,752

Other books in this category

Other people who viewed this bought:

Author Information

Born in Rijeka, Danilo Zolo is Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Law at the University of Florence. He has been a visiting Fellow at the Universities of Boston, Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford, Pittsburgh, Princeton and the Federal University of Paraiba in Brazil. He is the author of eight books, including Democracy and Complexity (1992), and Cosmopolis: Prospects for World Government (1996) and he has been widely translated.

show more

Review quote

"Danilo Zolo has written a brilliantly provocative and fascinating critique of US-led NATO strategy in the Balkans that is a troubling indictment of all aspects of 'humanitarian diplomacy'. Richard Falk, Princeton University

show more