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Collective Security: Theory, Law and Practice

ISBN13: 9781316603468
Published: March 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2013)
Price: £29.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107015401

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This analysis of collective security covers its institutional, operational and legal parameters along with the United Nations system, presenting it as a global public order institution for maintaining peace.

The authors study its constitutional premises as they are shaped by the forces of law and politics. After an historical account of initiatives and projects for global peace, the authors explain the morphology of collective security as a global public order institution and outline its triggers, institutions, actors, components and tools.

They go on to analyse its legal properties and the processes of political, legal and criminal accountability. The analysis and assessment are informed throughout by practice drawn from examples including Korea, Iraq and Libya, and by a wealth of cases from national and international jurisdictions.

Public International Law
Part I. The Concept of Collective Security:
1. Collective security: a historical journey
2. The morphology of collective security
3. Triggers, actors and institutions

Part II. Collective Security Components:
4. States and collective security
5. The United Nations
6. Regional organisations
7. Private military and security companies

Part III. Collective Security Tools:
8. The settlement of disputes and preventive security
9. State-building
10. Sanctions
11. Military security

Part IV. Legal Management of Collective Security:
12. Law as internal facilitator, regulator or constraint
13. Law as external facilitator, regulator or constraint
14. The management of normative conflicts

Part V. Accountability in Collective Security:
15. Accountability in collective security
16. International responsibility and liability
17. Individual criminal responsibility
18. Conclusion.