Law and War: An American Story / Edition 1

Law and War: An American Story / Edition 1

by Peter Maguire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231120516

ISBN-13: 9780231120517

Pub. Date: 02/15/2002

Publisher: Columbia University Press

When does the waging of war become a criminal act? And who is in a position to judge? Ranging from the American Indian wars to the Civil War to World War I, and culminating with the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials following the Second World War, Peter Maguire provides much-needed historical perspective on the crucial and ever more urgent issues of war and justice. His

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Overview

When does the waging of war become a criminal act? And who is in a position to judge? Ranging from the American Indian wars to the Civil War to World War I, and culminating with the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials following the Second World War, Peter Maguire provides much-needed historical perspective on the crucial and ever more urgent issues of war and justice. His examples illustrate the gradations of political justice and the perpetual redefinition of war crimes across three continents and more than a century of American foreign policy.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231120517
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1. Law and War: An American Story2. The Changing Rules of War and Peace3. The American War Crimes Program4. Shifting Priorities5. Nuremberg: A Cold War Conflict of Interest6. The War Criminals and the Restoration of West German SovereigntyConclusionGlossary

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