War and Law Since 1945

War and Law Since 1945

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By (author) Geoffrey Best

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  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • Format: Hardback | 449 pages
  • Dimensions: 164mm x 236mm x 36mm | 920g
  • Publication date: 15 December 1994
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198219911
  • ISBN 13: 9780198219910

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Civilization has long sought to limit the violence and ugliness of war. This book traces the recent history of these efforts, and explores important contemporary issues in the area. Geoffrey Best shows how the Second World War prompted reconstruction of international law, and charts the fortunes of its relations with war since then. He critically surveys the whole range of contemporary armed conflicts - high-tech international wars, wars of national liberation, revolutionary risings, and civil wars. Far more than a litany of the trouble-spots and tragedies of the second half of the 20th century, this book offers an original and thought-provoking approach to contmeporary history, law, politics, and ethics, and will be essential reading for anyone concerned with war.

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Civilization has long sought to limit the violence and ugliness of war. This book traces the recent history of these efforts, and explores important contemporary issues in the area. Geoffrey Best shows how the Second World War prompted reconstruction of international law, and charts the fortunes of its relations with war since then. He critically surveys the whole range of contemporary armed conflicts - high-tech international wars, wars of national liberation, revolutionary risings, and civil wars. Far more than a litany of the trouble-spots and tragedies of the second half of the twentieth century, this book offers an original and thought-provoking approach to contemporary history, law, politics, and ethics, and will be essential reading for anyone concerned with war.