Massacres and Morality: Mass Atrocities in an Age of Civilian Immunity

Valutazione media 3,5
( su 2 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780198714767: Massacres and Morality: Mass Atrocities in an Age of Civilian Immunity

Most cultural and legal codes agree that the intentional killing of civilians, whether in peacetime or war, is prohibited. This is the norm of civilian immunity, widely considered to be a fundamental moral and legal principle. Yet despite this fact, the deliberate killing of large numbers of civilians remains a persistent feature of global political life. What is more, the perpetrators have often avoided criticism and punishment. Examining dozens of episodes of mass killing perpetrated by states since the French Revolution late eighteenth century, this book attempts to explain this paradox. It studies the role that civilian immunity has played in shaping the behaviour of perpetrators and how international society has responded to mass killing. The book argues that although the world has made impressive progress in legislating against the intentional killing of civilians and in constructing institutions to give meaning to that prohibition, the norm's history in practice suggests that the ascendancy of civilian immunity is both more recent and more fragile than might otherwise be thought. In practice, decisions to violate a norm are shaped by factors relating to the norm and the situation at hand, so too is the manner in which international society and individual states respond to norm violations. Responses to norm violations are not simply matters of normative obligation or calculations of self-interest but are instead guided by a combination of these logics as well as perceptions about the situation at hand, existing relations with the actors involved, and power relations between actors holding different accounts of the situation. Thus, whilst civilian immunity has for the time being prevailed over 'anti-civilian ideologies' which seek to justify mass killing, it remains challenged by these ideologies and its implementation shaped by individual circumstances. As a result, whilst it has become much more difficult for states to get away with mass murder, it is still not entirely impossible for them to do so.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:


Alex J. Bellamy served as Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect from 2007-2010, and before that as Professor of International Relations at The University of Queensland. Before moving to Australia, he taught Defence Studies for King's College London at the UK's Joint Services Command and Staff College.

Review:


"Alex Bellamy provides a detailed compendium of massacres over the last 200 years... [T]his is a masterly, judicious and painstakingly researched survey of massacres over the last two centuries. It will provide an invaluable quarry for anyone interested in the ethics, legality or politics of war. The books central message on the reality but fragility of moral progress is an important one for which it deserves to be widely read." -David Fisher, Kings College London


"This book about the coexistence of mass atrocities with the norm of civilian immunity from the nineteenth century to our time, and their evolution and mutual influence, is his [Alex J. Bellamy] best work yet. Rarely has such a painful and sensitive subject been investigated so seriously, thoroughly, clearly and impartially." -Survival


"Alex Bellamy, one of the most prolific writers on the subject of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and editor of the journal 'Global Responsibility to Protect' (GR2P) has now published on a subject located between international law and history. ...it examines a very large number of historical cases of massacres and mass killings that are probably not known in greater detail to a broader audience." -Austrian Review of International and European Law


"ELThis book conveys a strong ethical and political message in favour of more resolve in the defense of the achievements in the field of civilization and humanity." - Peter Hilpold, Austrian Review of International and European Law


Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Alex J. Bellamy
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714769 ISBN 13: 9780198714767
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Most cultural and legal codes agree that the intentional killing of civilians, whether in peacetime or war, is prohibited. This is the norm of civilian immunity, widely considered to be a fundamental moral and legal principle. Yet despite this fact, the deliberate killing of large numbers of civilians remains a persistent feature of global political life. What is more, the perpetrators have often avoided criticism and punishment. Examining dozens of episodes of mass killing perpetrated by states since the French Revolution late eighteenth century, this book attempts to explain this paradox. It studies the role that civilian immunity has played in shaping the behaviour of perpetrators and how international society has responded to mass killing. The book argues that although the world has made impressive progress in legislating against the intentional killing of civilians and in constructing institutions to give meaning to that prohibition, the norm s history in practice suggests that the ascendancy of civilian immunity is both more recent and more fragile than might otherwise be thought. In practice, decisions to violate a norm are shaped by factors relating to the norm and the situation at hand, so too is the manner in which international society and individual states respond to norm violations. Responses to norm violations are not simply matters of normative obligation or calculations of self-interest but are instead guided by a combination of these logics as well as perceptions about the situation at hand, existing relations with the actors involved, and power relations between actors holding different accounts of the situation. Thus, whilst civilian immunity has for the time being prevailed over anti-civilian ideologies which seek to justify mass killing, it remains challenged by these ideologies and its implementation shaped by individual circumstances. As a result, whilst it has become much more difficult for states to get away with mass murder, it is still not entirely impossible for them to do so. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780198714767

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 29,25
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Alex J. Bellamy
Editore: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714769 ISBN 13: 9780198714767
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Most cultural and legal codes agree that the intentional killing of civilians, whether in peacetime or war, is prohibited. This is the norm of civilian immunity, widely considered to be a fundamental moral and legal principle. Yet despite this fact, the deliberate killing of large numbers of civilians remains a persistent feature of global political life. What is more, the perpetrators have often avoided criticism and punishment. Examining dozens of episodes of mass killing perpetrated by states since the French Revolution late eighteenth century, this book attempts to explain this paradox. It studies the role that civilian immunity has played in shaping the behaviour of perpetrators and how international society has responded to mass killing. The book argues that although the world has made impressive progress in legislating against the intentional killing of civilians and in constructing institutions to give meaning to that prohibition, the norm s history in practice suggests that the ascendancy of civilian immunity is both more recent and more fragile than might otherwise be thought. In practice, decisions to violate a norm are shaped by factors relating to the norm and the situation at hand, so too is the manner in which international society and individual states respond to norm violations. Responses to norm violations are not simply matters of normative obligation or calculations of self-interest but are instead guided by a combination of these logics as well as perceptions about the situation at hand, existing relations with the actors involved, and power relations between actors holding different accounts of the situation. Thus, whilst civilian immunity has for the time being prevailed over anti-civilian ideologies which seek to justify mass killing, it remains challenged by these ideologies and its implementation shaped by individual circumstances. As a result, whilst it has become much more difficult for states to get away with mass murder, it is still not entirely impossible for them to do so. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780198714767

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 30,01
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Alex J. Bellamy
ISBN 10: 0198714769 ISBN 13: 9780198714767
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97801987147670000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 30,02
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Alex J. Bellamy
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0198714769 ISBN 13: 9780198714767
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0198714769

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 27,97
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,95
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Alex J. Bellamy
Editore: Oxford University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714769 ISBN 13: 9780198714767
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0198714769

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 31,42
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Alex J. Bellamy
Editore: OUP Oxford 2014-11-25 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714769 ISBN 13: 9780198714767
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP Oxford 2014-11-25, 2014. Condizione libro: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Codice libro della libreria NU-OUP-00085664

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 28,23
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,40
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Bellamy, Alex J.
Editore: Oxford Univ Pr (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714769 ISBN 13: 9780198714767
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2014. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria VU-9780198714767

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 30,21
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,36
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Alex J. Bellamy
ISBN 10: 0198714769 ISBN 13: 9780198714767
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 4
Da
Bookstore99
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: NEW. Brand New, Same ISBN and details as listed. Delivery within 3-7 business days. We may ship the books from multiple location across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Choose expedited shipping for Express delivery. Tracking number provided for every order. Codice libro della libreria RO_9780198714767

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 33,19
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,52
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Bellamy, Alex J. Professor
Editore: Oxford Univ Pr (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714769 ISBN 13: 9780198714767
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2014. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780198714767

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 32,44
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,36
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Bellamy, Alex J.
Editore: OUP Oxford (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714769 ISBN 13: 9780198714767
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP Oxford, 2014. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria FU-9780198714767

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,98
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,23
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro