Defending the West / Edition 1

Defending the West / Edition 1

by James Gow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745632343

ISBN-13: 9780745632346

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

What is the West? Why does it need to be defended? From what, by whom, and how? These are thorny questions that international society must grapple with in order to meet the security challenges of the 21st Century. This book provides answers to these questions. In it, James Gow sends out a clarion call for a radical re-interpretation of the right of self-defence within…  See more details below

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What is the West? Why does it need to be defended? From what, by whom, and how? These are thorny questions that international society must grapple with in order to meet the security challenges of the 21st Century. This book provides answers to these questions. In it, James Gow sends out a clarion call for a radical re-interpretation of the right of self-defence within the terms of international law and international politics.

The world is a wonderful, but dangerous place. There are any number of threats to peace and security, ranging from new forms of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to environmental degradation, famine and disease. Defending the West matters to everyone, regardless of colour, creed, or nationality. It matters to those who are seeking to destroy it as much as it does to those seeking to protect it. Defence of the West requires pre-emptive action, but it cannot be undertaken on a unilateral basis and outside the law. Instead of outlawing pre-emptive action, we must acknowledge that it is necessary and ensure that it can be taken in a framework of partnership and legitimacy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745632346
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Theory20
3Order37
4Threats59
5Alliance78
6Partnership99
7Pre-emption118

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