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Keeping out

Alan Brinkley, 7 March 1985

Intervention in World Politics 
edited by Hedley Bull.
Oxford, 198 pp., £12.50, August 1984, 9780198274674
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... Intervention, according to Hedley Bull, is ‘dictatorial or coercive interference, by an outside party or parties, in the sphere of jurisdiction of a sovereign state, or more broadly of an independent political community’. And if there is any principle on which the international community can be said to agree, it is that intervention, so defined, is legally and morally illegitimate ...

War Therapy

Chase Madar: Victors’ Justice, 22 April 2010

Victors’ Justice: From Nuremberg to Baghdad 
by Danilo Zolo, translated by M.W. Weir.
Verso, 189 pp., £14.99, October 2009, 978 1 84467 317 9
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... its elan. Few of his ideas are entirely new, and he acknowledges his debt to Noberto Bobbio and to Hedley Bull, another sceptic about international law who nevertheless believed in the power of vigorous preventive diplomacy in interstate relations. (Although it is now axiomatic in US foreign policy circles that early military intervention in Rwanda and ...

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