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Democratic accountability and the use of force in international law [electronic resource] / edited by Charlotte Ku and Harold K. Jacobson.

Contributor(s): Ku, Charlotte, 1950- | Jacobson, Harold Karan.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 440 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511063873 (electronic bk.); 9780511063879 (electronic bk.); 0511057547; 9780511057540; 051117862X (electronic bk.); 9780511178627 (electronic bk.); 9780521807470 (hbk.); 0521807476 (hbk.); 9780511494390 (electronic bk.); 0511494394 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United Nations -- Armed Forces | Intervention (International law) | Government liability (International law) | LAW -- International | Democratie | Direito internacional | Geweld | Militaire interventie | Verantwoordingsplicht | Vredesoperaties | Landenoverzichten (vorm) | Nations Unies -- Forces arm�ees | Intervention (Droit international) | �Etat -- Responsabilit�e (Droit international) | Militaire interventie | Vredesoperaties | Geweld | Democratie | Verantwoordingsplicht | Landenoverzichten (vorm) | Direito internacional | Intervention (droit international) | Etat -- Responsabilit�e (droit international) | S�ecurit�e internationale | Vereinte Nationen | FriedenstruppeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Democratic accountability and the use of force in international law.DDC classification: 341.5/84 Other classification: 89.72 | MK 7750 | PR 2410 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Part I. Broaching the issues / Charlotte Ku and Harold K. Jacobson -- Part II. The domestic and international context. The interface of national constitutional systems with international law and institutions on using military forces: changing trends in executive and legislative powers / Lori F. Damrosch ; Domestic political factors and decisions to use military forces / Karen A. Mingst ; Collective security, peacekeeping, and ad hoc multilateralism / Edwin M. Smith ; The legal responsibility of military personnel / Robert C.R. Siekmann -- Part III. Traditional contributors to international military operations. Canada: committed contributor of ideas and forces, but with growing doubts and problems / Fen Osler Hampson ; Norway: political consensus and the problem of accountability / Knut G. Nustad and Henrik Thune ; India: democratic, poor, internationalist / Ramesh Thakur and Dipankar Banerjee -- Part IV. Newcomers to international military operations. Japan: moderate commitment within legal strictures / Akiho Shibata ; Germany: ensuring political legitimacy for the use of military forces by requiring constitutional accountability / Georg Nolte -- Part V. Permanent members of the UN Security Council. Russian Federation: the pendulum of powers and accountability / Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov ; France: Security Council legitimacy and executive primacy / Yves Boyer, Serge Sur, and Olivier Fleurence ; The United Kingdom: increasing commitment requires greater parliamentary involvement / Nigel D. White ; The United States: democracy, hegemony, and accountability / Michael J. Glennon -- Part VI. Conclusion. Toward a mixed system of democratic accountability / Charlotte Ku and Harold K. Jacobson.
Review: "This book explores the experiences of nine countries (Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) in the deployment of armed forces under the UN and NATO, asking who has been and should be accountable to the citizens of these nations, and to the citizens of states who are the object of deployments, for the decisions made in such military actions. The authors conclude that national-level mechanisms have been most important in ensuring democratic accountability of national and international decision-makers."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-429) and index.

Part I. Broaching the issues / Charlotte Ku and Harold K. Jacobson -- Part II. The domestic and international context. The interface of national constitutional systems with international law and institutions on using military forces: changing trends in executive and legislative powers / Lori F. Damrosch ; Domestic political factors and decisions to use military forces / Karen A. Mingst ; Collective security, peacekeeping, and ad hoc multilateralism / Edwin M. Smith ; The legal responsibility of military personnel / Robert C.R. Siekmann -- Part III. Traditional contributors to international military operations. Canada: committed contributor of ideas and forces, but with growing doubts and problems / Fen Osler Hampson ; Norway: political consensus and the problem of accountability / Knut G. Nustad and Henrik Thune ; India: democratic, poor, internationalist / Ramesh Thakur and Dipankar Banerjee -- Part IV. Newcomers to international military operations. Japan: moderate commitment within legal strictures / Akiho Shibata ; Germany: ensuring political legitimacy for the use of military forces by requiring constitutional accountability / Georg Nolte -- Part V. Permanent members of the UN Security Council. Russian Federation: the pendulum of powers and accountability / Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov ; France: Security Council legitimacy and executive primacy / Yves Boyer, Serge Sur, and Olivier Fleurence ; The United Kingdom: increasing commitment requires greater parliamentary involvement / Nigel D. White ; The United States: democracy, hegemony, and accountability / Michael J. Glennon -- Part VI. Conclusion. Toward a mixed system of democratic accountability / Charlotte Ku and Harold K. Jacobson.

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"This book explores the experiences of nine countries (Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) in the deployment of armed forces under the UN and NATO, asking who has been and should be accountable to the citizens of these nations, and to the citizens of states who are the object of deployments, for the decisions made in such military actions. The authors conclude that national-level mechanisms have been most important in ensuring democratic accountability of national and international decision-makers."--Jacket.

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