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Democracy goes to War: British Military Deployments under International Law

Nigel White


With the end of the Second World War there came the United Nations and a new world order based on the prohibition of military force in international relations, and yet since 1945 British troops have been regularly deployed around the globe: most notably to Korea, Suez, Cyprus, and the Falklands during the Cold War; and Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The decisions to deploy forces are political ones made within several constitutional frameworks, national, regional, and international. After considering the various legal and institutional regimes ... More

Keywords: military interventions, use of force, accountability, United Nations, Parliament, NATO, EU, Korean War, Suez Crisis, Falklands War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199218592
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218592.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nigel White, author
Professor of International Law, University of Sheffield
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