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Invoking Humanity: War, Law and Global Order Synopsis

* Powerful, passionate and highly topical critique of humanitarian intervention* International political theorist with eight top-selling booksWhoever invokes humanity wants to cheat.In this first time translation in English, Danilo Zolo considers Carl Schmitt's maxim in the context of the humanitarian war waged against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the Spring of 1999 by 19 NATO countries. This erudite and disturbing book is a political, legal and philosophical reflection on an extraordinary display of Western Power and its present and future impact on the global system of international relations.Zolo's account of the war is located within the context of the irresistible drive of globalization which he argues brings economic, financial and military, ecological and ethnic-religious turbulence in its wake. Not only the future of the Balkan region, he suggests, is at stake here, but the fate of international law, the future role of the United Nations and the political destiny of Europe.

Invoking Humanity: War, Law and Global Order Press Reviews

Danilo Zolo has written a brilliantly provocative and fascinating critique of US-led NATO strategy in the Balkans that is a troubling indictment of all aspects of 'humanitarian diplomacy'. Richard Falk, Princeton University This is a powerful and well-argued book. All those who believe in the justice of humanitarian military intervention and the legality of the enforcement of human rights by international tribunals should read it. It will force them to think whether they are right. Paul Hirst, Birkbeck College, University of London

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826456564
Publication date: 24th June 2002
Author: Danilo (Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Law, University of Florence, Italy) Zolo
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: European history, International relations, War & defence operations,

About Danilo (Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Law, University of Florence, Italy) Zolo

Born in Rijeka, Danilo Zolo is Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Law at the University of Florence. He has been a visiting Fellow at the Universities of Boston, Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford, Pittsburgh, Princeton and the Federal University of Paraiba in Brazil. He is the author of eight books, including Democracy and Complexity (1992), and Cosmopolis: Prospects for World Government (1996) and he has been widely translated.

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