The Resource The counterinsurgent's constitution : law in the age of small wars, Ganesh Sitaraman

The counterinsurgent's constitution : law in the age of small wars, Ganesh Sitaraman

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The counterinsurgent's constitution : law in the age of small wars
Title
The counterinsurgent's constitution
Title remainder
law in the age of small wars
Statement of responsibility
Ganesh Sitaraman
Title variation
Law in the age of small wars
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'Since the 'surge' in Iraq in 2006, counterinsurgency effectively became America's dominant approach for fighting wars. Yet many of the major controversies and debates surrounding counterinsurgency have turned not on military questions but on legal ones: Who can the military attack with drones? Is the occupation of Iraq legitimate? What tradeoffs should the military make between self-protection and civilian casualties? What is the right framework for negotiating with the Taliban? How can we build the rule of law in Afghanistan? The Counterinsurgent's Constitution tackles this wide range of legal issues from the vantage point of counterinsurgency strategy. Ganesh Sitaraman explains why law matters in counterinsurgency: how it operates on the ground and how law and counterinsurgency strategy can be better integrated. Counterinsurgency, Sitaraman notes, focuses on winning over the population, providing essential services, building political and legal institutions, and fostering economic development. So, unlike in conventional war, where law places humanitarian restraints on combat, law and counterinsurgency are well aligned and reinforce one another. Indeed, following the law and building the rule of law is not just the right thing to do, it is strategically beneficial. Moreover, reconciliation with enemies can both help to end the conflict and preserve the possibility of justice for war crimes. Following the rule of law is an important element of success. The first book on law and counterinsurgency strategy, The Counterinsurgent's Constitution seamlessly integrates law and military strategy to illuminate some of the most pressing issues in warfare and the transition from war to peace. Its lessons also apply to conflicts in Libya and other hot-spots in the Middle East"--Provided by publisher
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Sitaraman, Ganesh
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ6398.A87
LC item number
S58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • War (International law)
  • Asymmetric warfare
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Asymmetric warfare
  • Counterinsurgency
  • War (International law)
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The counterinsurgent's constitution : law in the age of small wars, Ganesh Sitaraman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The strategic foundations of the laws of war -- The laws of counterinsurgency warfare -- Turbulent transitions -- Transitional justice as lawfare -- Warfighting as villagebuilding -- The organic rule of law -- Counterinsurgency and constitutional design
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 328 p.
Isbn
9780199930319
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012006977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)779097211
  • (OCoLC)ocn779097211
Label
The counterinsurgent's constitution : law in the age of small wars, Ganesh Sitaraman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The strategic foundations of the laws of war -- The laws of counterinsurgency warfare -- Turbulent transitions -- Transitional justice as lawfare -- Warfighting as villagebuilding -- The organic rule of law -- Counterinsurgency and constitutional design
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 328 p.
Isbn
9780199930319
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012006977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)779097211
  • (OCoLC)ocn779097211

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