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Author Buchanan, Allen E., 1948-

Title Human rights, legitimacy, and the use of force / Allen Buchanan.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.


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Physical description viii, 332 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Human Rights -- 1. Justice, Legitimacy, and Human Rights -- 2. Taking the Human Out of Human Rights -- 3. Equality and Human Rights -- 4. Human Rights and the Legitimacy of the International Order -- Pt. II. Legitimacy -- 5. The Legitimacy of Global Governance Institutions / Allen E. Buchanan and Robert O. Keohane -- 6. The Legitimacy of International Law -- 7. Democracy and the Commitment to International Law -- 8. Constitutional Democracy and the Rule of International Law: Are They Compatible? / Allen E. Buchanan and Russell Powell -- Pt. III. The Use of Force -- 9. The Internal Legitimacy of Humanitarian Intervention -- 10. Beyond the National Interest -- 11. Institutionalizing the Just War -- 12. Justifying Preventive War -- 13. From Nuremburg to Kosovo: The Morality of Illegal International Legal Reform.
Summary "The thirteen essays by Allen Buchanan collected here are arranged in such a way as to make evident their thematic interconnections: the important and hitherto unappreciated relationships among the nature and grounding of human rights, the legitimacy of international institutions, and the justification for using military force across borders. In Human Rights, Legitimacy, and the Use of Force Buchanan makes the case for a holistic, systematic approach, and in so doing constitutes a major contribution at the intersection of international political philosophy and international legal theory."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject International law.
Human rights.
Humanitarian intervention.
International and municipal law.
ISBN 9780195389654 (hardback : alk. paper)
0195389654 (hardback : alk. paper)