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Titel: Empire's Law: The American Imperial Project and the 'War to Remake the World'

ISBN: 0745323693
EAN: 9780745323695
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Amy Bartholomew
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April 2006 - kartoniert - 381 Seiten

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"Empire's Law is first rate -- a 'must read' for students of international law, politics and ethics. It includes excellent contributions by key theorists and impressive case studies. This provocative and original collection should be read and taught in classes on both the undergraduate and graduate level."
Jean L. Cohen Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
"This remarkable collection of essays illuminates -- more fully than any other volume -- the world order costs of the Iraq War, especially the radical denial of the relevance of international law in the US's pursuit of global empire. To understand this overarching geopolitical challenge of the early 21st century, citizens the world over should treat Empire's Law as required reading."
Richard A. Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus, Princeton University and currently Visiting Professor of Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Right now there can't be enough discussion of America's role in world politics ... This is a much-needed collection from leading scholars."
Neil Stammers, Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations and Politics, University of Sussex
What is the legacy of the war in Iraq? Can democracy and human rights really be imposed "by fire and sword"? This book brings together some of the world's most outstanding theorists in the debate over empire and international law. They provide a uniquely lucid account of the relationship between American imperialism, the use and abuse of "humanitarian intervention," and its legal implications. Empire's Law is ideal for students who want a comprehensivecritical introduction to the impact that the doctrine of pre-emptive war has had on our capacity to protect human rights and promote global justice.
Leading contributors including Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin, Jurgen Habermas, Ulrich Preuss, Andrew Arato, Samir Amin, Reg Whitake

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Dedication Acknoweldegements Amy Bartholomew: Introduction Part I. The American Imperial Project and the 'War to Remake the World' 1. Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin: Theorising American Empire 2. Jurgen Habermas: Interpreting the Fall of a Monument 3. Ulrich Preuss: The Iraq War - Critical Reflections from 'Old Europe' Part II. Empire's Law: War, Human Rights, and International Law 4. Hans von Sponeck: The Conduct of the UN Before and After the 2003 Invasion 5. Denis Halliday: The UN and its Conduct During the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq 6. Doris E. Buss: Keeping its Promise: Use of Force and the New Man of International Law 7. Trevor Purvis: Looking for Life Signs in an International Rule of Law 8. Peter Swan: American Empire or Empires? Alternative Juridifications of the New World Order 9. Amy Bartholomew: Empire's Law and the Contradictory Politics of Human Rights Part III. Occupation, Democracy and Contradictions of Empire in Iraq 10. Nehal Bhuta: A New Bonapartism? 11. Andrew Arato: Empire's Democracy, Ours and Theirs 12. Haifa Zangana: Three Cyclops of Empire Building: Targeting the Fabric of Iraqi Society Part IV. Resisting Empire: Room for Manoeuvre? 13. Reg Whitaker: Drifting Away from the Edge of Empire: Canada in the Age of George W. Bush 14. David Coates: A 'Just War', or Just another of Tony Blair's Wars? 15. Fuyuki Kurasawa: The Uses and Abuses of Humanitarian Intervention in the Wake of Empire 16. Jayan Nayar: Taking Empire Seriously: Empire's Law, People's Law, and the World Tribunal in Iraq 17. Samir Amin: Whither the United Nations? Index

Portrait

Amy Bartholomew is an Associate Professor in the Department of Law at Carleton University. She was an expert witness at the Brussels Tribunal, part of the World Tribunal on Iraq held in April 2004, and on the panel of advocates at the culminating session of the WTI held in Istanbul in June 2005.

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Right now there can't be enough discussion of America's role in world politics ... This is a much-needed collection from leading scholars. -- Neil Stammers, Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations and Politics, University of Sussex Empire's Law is a first rate essay collection and a 'must read' for students of international law, politics and ethics. This timely volume includes excellent contributions by key theorists in the debate over empire and international law. It also has impressive case studies of the processes of constitutional imposition and imperial regulation in Iraq. Moreover, it raises all the important questions regarding the use and abuse of the discourse of humanitarian intervention and the implications of the juridification of a 'new world order'. The international and interdisciplinary character of the authors and essays makes this a very distinctive volume. This provocative and original collection should be read and taught in classes on both the undergraduate and graduate level. -- Jean L. Cohen, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University I recommend publication of this volume very strongly ... excellent -- Jean Cohen, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University It is extremely relevant ... the coverage is excellent -- Professor Bob Fine, Director, Social Theory Centre, Warwick University A much needed collection of essays from critical but respectable scholars ... Right now there can't be enough discussion of America's role in world politics and the need to theorise 'Empire' ... is a key element of that discussion -- Professor Neil Stammers, Sussex
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