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The Resource Enemies known and unknown : targeted killings in America's transnational war, Jack McDonald

Enemies known and unknown : targeted killings in America's transnational war, Jack McDonald

Label
Enemies known and unknown : targeted killings in America's transnational war
Title
Enemies known and unknown
Title remainder
targeted killings in America's transnational war
Statement of responsibility
Jack McDonald
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The US thinks of itself as upholding the rule of international law and spreading democracy, yet ... targeted killings have been widely decried as extra-judicial violations of human rights. This book examines these paradoxes, arguig that they are partially explained by the application of exist inglegal standards to transnational wars. Critics argue the the kind of war the US claims to be waging - transnational armed conflict - does not actuallly exist. McDonald analyzes the concepts of transnational war and the legal interpretations that underpin it ... . America's interpretations of sovereignty and international law shape and constitute war itself, with lethal consequences for the named and anonymous persons that it unilaterally defines as participants. McDonald's analysis helps us understand the social and legal construction of legitimate violence in warfare, and the relationship between legal opinions formed in US government departments and acts of violence half a world away."--Front book flap
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonald, Jack
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ6373.2
LC item number
.M33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Targeted killing (International law)
  • Targeted killing
  • Targeted killing
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Enemies known and unknown : targeted killings in America's transnational war, Jack McDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Individuated warfare
  • Killing through a monitor, darkly
  • The
  • Body as the battlefield
  • Gyges' knife
  • Introduction : the Balkan crucible
  • The
  • Cleanest war
  • The
  • Lens of law
  • In Washington's shadow
  • Lawful annihilation?
  • Unto others
Control code
962790536
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 318 pages
Isbn
9780190683078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962790536
Label
Enemies known and unknown : targeted killings in America's transnational war, Jack McDonald
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Individuated warfare
  • Killing through a monitor, darkly
  • The
  • Body as the battlefield
  • Gyges' knife
  • Introduction : the Balkan crucible
  • The
  • Cleanest war
  • The
  • Lens of law
  • In Washington's shadow
  • Lawful annihilation?
  • Unto others
Control code
962790536
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 318 pages
Isbn
9780190683078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962790536

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