Armed intervention in international politics


A historical and comparative analysis
J.H. Leurdijk
Pages: 301 pages
Shipping Weight: 510 gram
Published: 07-2006
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058501820

Product Description


Since the turn of the century the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have stimulated a discussion on the legitimacy of armed intervention on behalf of democracy.

This study provides a long-term perspective of how in particular great powers have often tried to impose their own constitutional arrangements on foreign states and how this relates to the basic norm of nonintervention in international relations.

Based on a compilation of cases of armed intervention the study provides a broad view of this phenomenon since the beginning of the modern state system since the Peace of Westphalia in 1648.