Rebel Law af Frank Ledwidge

Rebel Law

- Insurgents, Courts and Justice in Modern Conflict

af

In most societies, courts are where the rubber of government meets the road of the people. If a state cannot settle disputes and ensure that its decisions are carried out, for practical purposes it is no longer in charge. This is why successful rebels put courts and justice at the top of their agendas. Rebel Law examines this key weapon in the armory of insurgent groups, ranging from the Ireland of the 1920s, where the IRA sapped British power using 'Republican Tribunals' to today's 'Caliphate of Law' - the Islamic State, by way of Algeria in the 1950s and the Afghan Taliban. Frank Ledwidge tells how insurgent courts bleed legitimacy from government, decide cases and enforce judgments on the battlefield itself. Astute counterinsurgents, especially in "e;ungoverned space,"e; can ensure that they retain the initiative. The book describes French, Turkish and British colonial "e;judicial strategy"e; and contrasts their experience with the chaos of more recent "e;stabilization operations"e; in Iraq and Afghanistan, drawing lessons for contemporary counterinsurgents. Rebel Law builds on his insights and shows that the courts themselves can be used as weapons for both sides in highly unconventional warfare.

Læs mere
  • Sprog:
  • Engelsk
  • ISBN:
  • 9781849049221
  • Beskyttelse:
  • DRM
  • Udgivet:
  • 15. maj 2017
  • Straks på e-mail
  • 197,95 kr.
Eller spar samlet 15% som medlem
  • 172,95 kr.
  • 30,61 kr. (15%)
  • Forudsætter medlemskab (ingen binding)
    1. uge gratis, herefter 79 kr./md. og kan opsiges når du vil.
Bag om Rebel Law
In most societies, courts are where the rubber of government meets the road of the people. If a state cannot settle disputes and ensure that its decisions are carried out, for practical purposes it is no longer in charge. This is why successful rebels put courts and justice at the top of their agendas. Rebel Law examines this key weapon in the armory of insurgent groups, ranging from the Ireland of the 1920s, where the IRA sapped British power using 'Republican Tribunals' to today's 'Caliphate of Law' - the Islamic State, by way of Algeria in the 1950s and the Afghan Taliban. Frank Ledwidge tells how insurgent courts bleed legitimacy from government, decide cases and enforce judgments on the battlefield itself. Astute counterinsurgents, especially in "e;ungoverned space,"e; can ensure that they retain the initiative. The book describes French, Turkish and British colonial "e;judicial strategy"e; and contrasts their experience with the chaos of more recent "e;stabilization operations"e; in Iraq and Afghanistan, drawing lessons for contemporary counterinsurgents. Rebel Law builds on his insights and shows that the courts themselves can be used as weapons for both sides in highly unconventional warfare.
Andre købte også..
Brugerbedømmelser af Rebel Law


Andre bøger af Frank Ledwidge
Se alle titler
Gør som tusindvis af andre bogelskere

Tilmeld dig nyhedsbrevet og få gode tilbud og inspiration til din næste læsning.