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A Theory of Asymmetric Warfare

Normative, Legal, and Conceptual Issues

Alejandro Chehtman

A Theory of Asymmetric Warfare

A Theory of Asymmetric Warfare

Normative, Legal, and Conceptual Issues

A Theory of Asymmetric Warfare

 

Wars are becoming asymmetrical conflicts where one party adopts often morally controversial strategies to gain the upper hand. Chehtman examines how the law must adapt to contemporary conflicts, and weighs conflicting theories that either see the law as accepting the reality of war or consider that the rules should be constant in war and peace.


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Beschrijving A Theory of Asymmetric Warfare

Wars are becoming increasingly asymmetrical: conflicts where one party adopts 'different' and often morally controversial means, strategies, and organizational structures to gain the upper hand. Not only terrorist organizations and guerrilla forces, but also some states, including Brazil, Venezuela, and several others, have been known to use asymmetrical conflict strategies as official policy. Tactics including the use of drone planes, cyber-attacks, deployment of
child soldiers, and targeted killings are challenging the current legal framework.

Chehtman examines how laws initially devised for more traditional forms of warfare must adapt to contemporary conflicts, and to such tactics. A crucial book on a growing issue, he weighs conflicting theories that either see the law of armed conflicts as accepting the reality of war or consider that the rules should not apply differently in conflict situations as they do in peace.


ISBN
9780199670031
Pagina's
280
Verschijnt
NUR
820
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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