Legitimate targets? : social construction, international law and US bombing / Janina Dill.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
xviii, 358 pages ; 23 cm.
Cambridge studies in international relations ; 133.
Formatted Contents Note
The challenge The theory Positive law Customary law The rise of international law in US air warfare The changing logic of US air warfare The behavioural relevance of international law in US air warfare The lack of normative success of international law in US air warfare The impossibility of normative success for international law in war.
"Based on an innovative theory of international law, Janina Dill's book investigates the effectiveness of international humanitarian law (IHL) in regulating the conduct of warfare. Through a comprehensive examination of the IHL defining a legitimate target of attack, Dill reveals a controversy among legal and military professionals about the 'logic' according to which belligerents ought to balance humanitarian and military imperatives: the logics of sufficiency or efficiency. Law prescribes the former, but increased recourse to IL in US air warfare has led to targeting in accordance with the logic of efficiency"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-348) and index.
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