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Introduction

Nigel D. White

in Democracy goes to War

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199218592
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191705595 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218592.003.0001
Introduction

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The Introduction outlines purposes of this book. The book aims to consider the fuctions of the UK democratic systems during times of war and foreign crisis, when British troops are deployed to conflict and post-conflict zones around the world. It debates the balance between democracy and the necessities of war, and considers whether the British constitutional system is sufficiently democratic in taking decisions on military intervention. It places that decision-making process within the wider international context, in particular by considering the impact of international law and international legal debate upon the British political and legal systems. Finally the Introduction outlines the contents of the chapters in the book.

Keywords: UK; democratic system; war; foreign crisis; military intervention

Chapter.  2560 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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