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Traditions of War: Occupation, Resistance and The Law

Karma Nabulsi


This book examines wars and military occupation, and the ideas underlying them. The search for these ideas is conducted in the domain of the laws of war, a body of rules that sought to regulate the practices of war and those permitted to fight in it. This work introduces three ideologies: the martial, Grotian, and republican. These traditions were rooted in incommensurable conceptions of the good life, and the overall argument is that their differences lay at the heart of the failure fully to resolve the distinction between lawful and unlawful combatants at successive diplomatic conferences of ... More

Keywords: army occupation, Brussels Conference, Europe, Geneva Peace Conferences, Grotian tradition, Hague Peace Conferences, ideologies of war, lawful combatants, laws of war, martial tradition, military occupation, republican tradition, resistance, social history, traditions of war, unlawful combatants, wars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198294078
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198294077.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karma Nabulsi, author
Nuffield College, Oxford
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