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The end of reciprocity : terror, torture, and the law of war / Mark Osiel.

By: Osiel, Mark.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009Description: viii, 667 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780521513517 (hbk.); 9780521730143 (pbk.).Subject(s): Humanitarian law | War on Terrorism, 2001- -- Law and legislation | Lex talionis | Reciprocity (Psychology)DDC classification: 341.6/7
Contents:
Reciprocity in the law of war : ambient sightings, ambivalent soundings -- Reciprocity in humanitarian law : acceptance and repudiation -- Humanitarian vs. human rights law : the coming clash -- Is torture uniquely degrading? : the unpersuasive answer of liberal jurisprudence -- Fairness in terrorist war (1) : Rawlsian reciprocity -- Fairness in terrorist war (2) : Kantian reciprocity -- Humanitarian law as corrective justice : do targeted killing and torture 'correct' for terror? -- Reciprocity as civilization : the terrorist as savage -- The inflationary rhetoric of terrorist threat : humanitarian law as deflationary check -- Reciprocity as tit-for-tat : rational retaliation in modern war -- The 'gift' of humanitarianism : soft power and benevolent signaling -- Martial honor in modern democracy : the JAGs as a source of national restraint -- Roots of anti-reciprocity : transnational identity and national self-respect.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Reciprocity in the law of war : ambient sightings, ambivalent soundings -- Reciprocity in humanitarian law : acceptance and repudiation -- Humanitarian vs. human rights law : the coming clash -- Is torture uniquely degrading? : the unpersuasive answer of liberal jurisprudence -- Fairness in terrorist war (1) : Rawlsian reciprocity -- Fairness in terrorist war (2) : Kantian reciprocity -- Humanitarian law as corrective justice : do targeted killing and torture 'correct' for terror? -- Reciprocity as civilization : the terrorist as savage -- The inflationary rhetoric of terrorist threat : humanitarian law as deflationary check -- Reciprocity as tit-for-tat : rational retaliation in modern war -- The 'gift' of humanitarianism : soft power and benevolent signaling -- Martial honor in modern democracy : the JAGs as a source of national restraint -- Roots of anti-reciprocity : transnational identity and national self-respect.

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