War and War Crimes: Military, Legitimacy, and Success in Armed Conflict (Columbia/Hurst)

Gow, James

Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN 10: 0231701357 / ISBN 13: 9780231701358
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Necessity and proportionality inform the laws of war, but how do these principles work in modern warfare? What new pressures do the practitioners of war face, especially in light of rapid changes in strategy and policy and an increasing emphasis on ethics and legality?

Wars waged in fluctuating environments make the legitimacy of armed force hard to justify, especially among diverse international and transnational publics. More than ever, strategy has come to embrace justice and law as crucial components of military success, but legitimacy is fragile and easily contested, and today's militaries struggle to respond positively, consistently, and legally to an ever-shifting dynamic. Drawing on empirical research and interviews with seasoned military professionals, this volume describes how militaries can work successfully within the politics-law-strategy nexus to foster and maintain a sense of legitimacy in war. James Gow clearly defines the mutual relationship between wars and their outcomes, pinpointing the moment when a war act becomes a war crime, especially within multidimensional combat. Taking an initial, bold step in reconciling a troubling and taboo issue, Gow provides strategists, policymakers, and others with a framework for mitigating negative outcomes.


James Gow is Professor of International Peace and Security at King's College London and an associate at the Liechtenstein Institute at Princeton University. He is the author of several books, among them War, Image, Legitimacy: Viewing Contemporary Conflict, Defending the West, The Serbian Project and Its Adversaries: A Strategy of War Crimes, and Triumph of the Lack of Will: International Diplomacy and the Yugoslav War. He has served as an expert advisor to the British Secretary of State for Defence and as an expert advisor to the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where he was also the first witness to be called.

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Titolo: War and War Crimes: Military, Legitimacy, ...
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Gow, James
Editore: Columbia University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0231701357 ISBN 13: 9780231701358
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