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New battlefields, old laws : critical debates on asymmetric warfare, edited by William C. Banks

Label
New battlefields, old laws : critical debates on asymmetric warfare
Title
New battlefields, old laws
Title remainder
critical debates on asymmetric warfare
Statement of responsibility
edited by William C. Banks
Title variation
Critical debates on asymmetric warfare
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An internationally-recognized authority on constitutional law, national security law, and counterterrorism, William C. Banks believes changing patterns of global conflict are forcing a reexamination of the traditional laws of war. The Hague Rules, the customary laws of war, and the post-1949 law of armed conflict no longer account for nonstate groups waging prolonged campaigns of terrorism--or even more conventional insurgent attacks. Recognizing that many of today's conflicts are low-intensity, asymmetrical wars fought between disparate military forces, Banks's collection analyzes nonstate armed groups and irregular forces (such as terrorist and insurgent groups, paramilitaries, child soldiers, civilians participating in hostilities, and private military firms) and their challenge to international humanitarian law. Both he and his contributors believe gaps in the laws of war leave modern battlefields largely unregulated, and they fear state parties suffer without guidelines for responding to terrorists and their asymmetrical tactics, such as the targeting of civilians. These gaps also embolden weaker, nonstate combatants to exploit forbidden strategies and violate the laws of war. Attuned to the contested nature of post-9/11 security and policy, this collection juxtaposes diverse perspectives on existing laws and their application in contemporary conflict. It sets forth a legal definition of new wars, describes the status of new actors, charts the evolution of the twenty-first-century battlefield, and balances humanitarian priorities with military necessity. While the contributors contest each other, they ultimately reestablish the legitimacy of a long-standing legal corpus, and they rehumanize an environment in which the most vulnerable targets, civilian populations, are themselves becoming weapons against conventional power"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
341.6/7
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ6471
LC item number
.N49 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Columbia studies in terrorism and irregular warfare
Label
New battlefields, old laws : critical debates on asymmetric warfare, edited by William C. Banks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Extraterritorial law enforcement or transnational counterterrorist military operations : the stakes of two legal models / Geoffrey S. Corn -- Preventive detention of individuals engaged in transnational hostilities : do we need a fourth protocol additional to the 1949 Geneva Conventions? / Gregory Rose -- "Jousting at windmills" : the laws of armed conflict in an age of terror : state actors and nonstate elements / David M. Crane and Daniel Reisner -- Direct participation in hostilities : a concept broad enough for today's targeting decisions / Eric Talbot Jensen -- Nonstate actors in armed conflicts : issues of distinction and reciprocity / Daphné Richemond-Barak -- Children as direct participants in hostilities : new challenges for international humanitarian law and international criminal law / Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen -- Private military contractors and changing norms for the laws of armed conflict / Renée de Nevers -- The principle of proportionality under international humanitarian law and operation cast lead / Robert P. Barnidge Jr. -- Humanizing irregular warfare : framing compliance for nonstate armed groups at the intersection of security and legal analyses / Corri Zoli
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 308 p.
Isbn
9780231152358
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011018867
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)767746757
  • (OCoLC)726150198
Label
New battlefields, old laws : critical debates on asymmetric warfare, edited by William C. Banks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Extraterritorial law enforcement or transnational counterterrorist military operations : the stakes of two legal models / Geoffrey S. Corn -- Preventive detention of individuals engaged in transnational hostilities : do we need a fourth protocol additional to the 1949 Geneva Conventions? / Gregory Rose -- "Jousting at windmills" : the laws of armed conflict in an age of terror : state actors and nonstate elements / David M. Crane and Daniel Reisner -- Direct participation in hostilities : a concept broad enough for today's targeting decisions / Eric Talbot Jensen -- Nonstate actors in armed conflicts : issues of distinction and reciprocity / Daphné Richemond-Barak -- Children as direct participants in hostilities : new challenges for international humanitarian law and international criminal law / Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen -- Private military contractors and changing norms for the laws of armed conflict / Renée de Nevers -- The principle of proportionality under international humanitarian law and operation cast lead / Robert P. Barnidge Jr. -- Humanizing irregular warfare : framing compliance for nonstate armed groups at the intersection of security and legal analyses / Corri Zoli
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 308 p.
Isbn
9780231152358
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011018867
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)767746757
  • (OCoLC)726150198

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