International Law and the Construction of the Liberal Peace

International Law and the Construction of the Liberal Peace

by Russell Buchan

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ISBN-13: 9781849462440
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Series: Studies in International Law Series , #47
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Russell Buchan is a Lecturer in International Law at the University of Sheffield.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements v

Introduction 1

Part 1 15

1 The International Society and the International Community 17

1 Introduction 17

2 The International Society 19

3 The International Community 29

3.1 Liberalism and Legitimate Statehood 29

3.2 Illegitimacy and the Denial of Sovereignty 42

3.3 Disintegration of the International Community: Iraq 2003 44

4 Conclusion 49

2 The Role of International Law in the International Society and the International Community 51

1 Introduction 51

2 The International Society and International Law 52

2.1 The Principle of Non-intervention 54

2.2 The Use of Force Prohibition 56

3 The International Community and International Law 59

3.1 Adapting Existing Principles of International Law 60

3.2 The Development of New Legal Rules and Concepts 64

4 Conclusion 70

3 The International Community and the Liberal Peace 73

1 Introduction 73

2 The Liberal Peace Thesis 74

3 Non-Liberal States and the State of Aggression 80

3.1 Case Study: Contrasting the US's Differing Responses to India and Iran's Nuclear Programmes 85

4 Quantifying and Prioritising Threats to the International Community 88

5 Conclusion 95

4 The International Community and the Security Council 96

1 Introduction 96

2 The Cold War Years: Protecting State Sovereignty 99

3 Post-Cold War: Promoting Liberal Democracy 105

3.1 Promoting Human Rights: Iraq (1991), Somalia (1993) and Libya (2011) 107

3.2 Promoting Democracy: Haiti (1994) and Sierra Leone (1997) 116

4 Conclusion 120

Part 2 125

5 The International Society and Peacekeeping 127

1 Introduction 127

2 Inter-State Peacekeeping and the Trinity of Virtues 130

2.1 The Trinity of Virtues: Consent, Neutrality and the Use of Force Only in Self-Defence 132

3 Intra-State Peacekeeping 135

3.1 Congo: ONUC 137

3.2 Cyprus: UNFICYP 144

4 Conclusion 147

6 The International Community and Peacebuilding 149

1 Introduction 149

2 The UN and Peacebuilding 153

2.1 Kosovo and East Timor: Historical Background 158

2.2 Independence, Declarations of Independence and Beyond 176

3 Afghanistan and the 'Light Footprint' Approach 180

3.1 The Bonn Agreement 183

3.2 The Implementation of Bonn and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) 186

3.3 Operation Enduring Freedom, ISAF and Provincial Reconstruction Teams 188

3.4 Funding 190

4 Conclusion 192

7 The International Community and the Occupation of Iraq 194

1 Introduction 194

2 The Coalition Provisional Authority and the Liberal Reconstruction of Iraq 196

3 The Law of Occupation as a Product of the International Society 199

3.1 Hague Regulations 199

3.2 Fourth Geneva Convention 204

4 Alternative Sources of Authority 209

4.1 Debellatio 209

4.2 IGC and the Issue of Iraqi Consent 211

4.3 International Human Rights Law 214

4.4 Security Council Resolution 1483 216

5 Conclusion 218

Conclusion 220

Bibliography 225

Index 241

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