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Civilization has long sought to limit the violence and ugliness of war. War and Law Since 1945 traces the recent history of these efforts, and explores important contemporary issues in the area. Geoffrey Best shows how the Second World War prompted reconstruction of international law, and charts the fortunes of its relations with war since then. He critically surveys the whole range of contemporary armed conflicts--high-tech international wars, wars of national liberation, revolutionary risings, and civil wars. Far more than a litany of the trouble-spots and tragedies of the second half of the twentieth century, this book offers an original and thought-provoking approach to contemporary history, law, politics, and ethics, and will be essential reading for anyone concerned with war.
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Geoffrey Best is one of Britain's most distinguished historians. His many books include War and Law since 1945, Humanity in Warfare, and Mid-Victorian Britain. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard and at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C., and is currently a Senior Member of St.
Antony's College, Oxford.
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Book Description Leicester University Press in, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11071851226X
Book Description Leicester University Press in association with Fontana Paperbacks, 1982. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M071851226X