Genocide, Torture, and Terrorism: Ranking International Crimes and Justifying Humanitarian Intervention (Hardback)
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Genocide, Torture, and Terrorism: Ranking International Crimes and Justifying Humanitarian Intervention (Hardback)

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Hardback 244 Pages / Published: 04/11/2015
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We are understandably reluctant to "rank" moral atrocities. What is worse, genocide or terrorism? In this book, Thomas W. Simon argues that politicians use this to manipulate our sense of injustice by exaggerating terrorism and minimizing torture. He advocates for an international criminal code that encourages humanitarian intervention.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137415103
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 455 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Simon's book . . . challenges prevalent notions of terrorism and torture and advocates for a more robust duty to act in the face of injustice. A worthy and well-researched endeavor that provides unique insight into discussions about international and transnational crimes." Liu Daqun, Judge of the Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

"[This book] will energize the current debate over how and why we need to make comparisons when dealing with crimes like genocide, torture, and terrorism and when we are required to intervene in such contexts." - Steven T. Katz, Boston University, USA

"Bold, lucid, challenging, courageous, on target . . . . As compassionate and humane as it is timely and hard-hitting, Simon's analysis needs to inform politics and policy making at home and abroad." - John K. Roth, Claremont McKenna College, USA

"Some crimes are worse than others, and we should not be afraid to say so. . . [this book] is necessary reading for those who wish to think seriously about the intersection of moral philosophy and international law." Chad Flanders, Saint Louis University School of Law, USA

"[A] brilliantly original book . . . . Indispensable reading for anyone seeking the enhanced implementation of international criminal law." Richard Falk, Princeton University, USA

"[T]his may be the book that changes the conversation to render international criminal law a more potent force in the fight against global injustices." - Michael P. Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, USA

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