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Proportionality Principles In American Law

Author : E. Thomas Sullivan
ISBN : 9780195324938
Genre : Law
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From the ancient origins of Just War doctrine to contemporary theories of punishment, concepts of proportionality have long been an instrumental part of the rule of law and an essential check on government power. Two renowned legal scholars seek to advance such a theory.

The Arc Of Due Process In American Constitutional Law

Author : E. Thomas Sullivan
ISBN : 9780199990801
Genre : Law
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In The Arc of Due Process in American Constitutional Law, Sullivan and Massaro identify the historical underpinnings of due process while describing the evolution of the American due process doctrine.

U S Army Counterinsurgency Handbook

Author : United States. Dept. of the Army
ISBN : 9781602391727
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The US Armys official playbook for deception on the worlds deadliest stage

The Guide To American Law Supplement

Author : West Publishing Company
ISBN : 031403580X
Genre : Law
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Preventive Justice

Author : Andrew Ashworth
ISBN : 9780198712527
Genre : Law
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'Preventative Justice' looks at the use of coercive preventive measures by the state, both within and beyond criminal law. Examining preventive laws, measures, and institutions in and outside the criminal law, it explores the justifications given for using coercion to protect the public from harm.

Encyclopedia Of American Civil Rights And Liberties

Author : Otis H. Stephens
ISBN : 0313327580
Genre : Political Science
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A comprehensive and accessible compendium of information on civil rights and liberties in the United States.

The Least Of All Possible Evils

Author : Eyal Weizman
ISBN : 9781781680629
Genre : Political Science
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The principle of the “lesser evil,” which asserts that it is acceptable to pursue an undesirable course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice, exercises a powerful influence on Western ethical philosophy and modern politics. In The Least of All Possible Evils, Eyal Weizman examines the dark side of this pragmatism, arguing that too often the end becomes a mechanism for perpetuating the means. Weizman traces a genealogy of the “lesser evil,” from classical ethics and Christian theology, through the political theory of Hannah Arendt to contemporary debates on humanitarianism. He examines the application of this principle through his signature forensic–architectural investigation of sites of contemporary conflict: the relief centres set up by Médecins Sans Frontières during its intervention in Ethiopia in the 1980s; the legal debates around the building of the separation wall in Israel–Palestine; and developments in the application of international human rights law in Bosnia, Palestine and Iraq. But it is in relation to Israel’s domination of the Gaza Strip that the theoretical and political reflections of the book converge. Gaza, where the principle of the lesser evil is invoked to justify a new type of humanitarian violence, is the proper noun for the horrors of our humanitarian present.

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