War, Torture and Terrorism
Rethinking the Rules of International Security
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War, Torture and Terrorism by Anthony F. Lang
Book DescriptionThis book seeks to demonstrate how rules not only guide a variety of practices within international politics but also contribute to the chaos and tension on the part of agents in light of the structures they sustain. Four central themes- practice, legitimacy, regulation, and responsibility- reflect different dimensions of a rule governed political order. The volume does not provide a single new set of rules for governing an increasingly chaotic international system. Instead, it provides reflections upon the way in which rules can and cannot deal with practices of violence. While many assume that "obeying the rules" will bring more peaceful outcomes, the chapters in this volume demonstrate that this may occur in some cases, but more often than not the very nature of a rule governed order will create tensions and stresses that require a constant attention to underlying political dynamics. This wide-ranging volume will be of great interest to students of International Law, International Security and IR theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415465229
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony F. Lang
International Political Theory, Paperback (November 2014)
A wide-ranging introductory new textbook on International Political Theory, which provides a concise overview of the key theorists and concepts in the field to help examine, explain and evaluate the current global order, and to consider how we can respond to today's ethical and political dilemmas.
Just War, Paperback (July 2013)
Bringing together many of the most important contemporary writers on just war to consider questions of authority surrounding the just war tradition, this collection offers a compelling reassessment of the authority issue's centrality in how we can, do, and ought to think about war in contemporary global politics.
Hannah Arendt and International Relations, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Anthony F. Lang
Hannah Arendt's approach to politics focuses on action and conduct, rather than institutions, constitutions, and states. In light of Arendtian conceptions of politics, essays in this book challenge conventional IR theories.
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Author Biography - Anthony F. Lang
Anthony F. Lang, Jr. is Senior Lecturer at the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews. Amanda Russell Beattie received her PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews in 2008.
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