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The Politics of Justifying Force: The Suez Crisis, the Iraq War, and International Law

Charlotte Peevers


What are the politics involved in a government justifying its use of military force abroad? What is the role of international law in that discourse? How and why is international law crucial to this process? And what role does the media have in mediating the interaction of international law and politics? This book provides a fresh and engaging answer to these questions. It introduces different actors to the study of international law in this context, in particular highlighting the importance of institutional actors and the role of the media. It takes a theoretical approach, informed by detailed ... More

Keywords: military force, international law, media, institutional actors, domestic politics, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199686957
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686957.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlotte Peevers, author
Lecturer in Law, University of Technology, Sydney