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Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs

Richard Falk, Mark Juergensmeyer, and Vesselin Popovski

Abstract

This book focuses on the problematic relationship between legality and legitimacy when a nation (or nations) intervene in the work of other nations. The book brings together a wide range of contributors with a broad set of cases that consider when such intervention is legitimate even if it isn't legal—and vice versa. Chapters cover humanitarian intervention, nuclear nonproliferation, military intervention, international criminal tribunals, interventions driven by environmental concerns, and the export of democracy. The book argues that while some interventions may not be technically legal, the ... More

Keywords: legality, legitimacy, humanitarian intervention, nuclear nonproliferation, military intervention, international criminal tribunals, interventions, environmental concern, Kosovo, Iraq

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199781577
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781577.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Falk, editor
Princeton University

Mark Juergensmeyer, editor
University of California-Santa Barbara

Vesselin Popovski, editor
United Nations University