The US and the use of force: double-edged hegemony and the management of global emergencies

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Abstract

Assesses the conflict between the existing and proposed legal constraints under the United National Charter 1945 on the use of unilateral force against perceived global security risks. Examines the underlying motivations informing US military intervention overseas since 1990. Contemplates the ramifications of the US view in terms of both policy and principle looking at: (1) the management of the risk of terror; (2) the impact of relaxing the doctrine of self-defence on the concept of sovereignty; and (3) the challenges raised by the Bush doctrine on the principle of sovereign equality. Considers possible solutions to the problem of providing protection against global emergencies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-700
Number of pages24
JournalEuropean Journal of International Law
Volume15
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2004

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