Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Directions of work or proceedings

Democracies at War against Terrorism. A Comparative Perspective

Abstract : This book deals with the difficulty democracies face in conducting asymmetric warfare in highly populated areas without violating international humanitarian law. On numerous occasions, democratic nations have been singled out by human rights NGOs for the brutality of their modus operandi, for their inadequate attention to the protection of civilian populations, or for acts of abuse or torture on prisoners. Why do they perpetrate these violations? Do they do so intentionally or unintentionally? Can democracies combat irregular armed groups without violating international law? When their population is under threat, do they behave as non-democracies would? Does this type of war inevitably produce war crimes on a more or less massive scale?
Document type :
Directions of work or proceedings
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Spire Sciences Po Institutional Repository Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Friday, November 5, 2021 - 4:20:39 AM
Last modification on : Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 11:42:04 AM




Samy Cohen. Democracies at War against Terrorism. A Comparative Perspective. Samy Cohen. Palgrave Macmillan, pp.280, 2008, The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy. ⟨hal-03415791⟩



Record views