Skip to content
Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist

Iraq and the Crimes of Aggressive War
The Legal Cynicism of Criminal Militarism

$35.99 (P)

Part of Cambridge Studies in Law and Society

  • Date Published: June 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107507012

$ 35.99 (P)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • From the torture of detainees at Abu Ghraib to unnecessary military attacks on civilians, this book is an account of the violations of international criminal law committed during the United States invasion of Iraq. Taking stock of the entire war, it uniquely documents the overestimation of the successes and underestimation of the failings of the Surge and Awakening policies. The authors show how an initial cynical framing of the American war led to the creation of a new Shia-dominated Iraq state, which in turn provoked powerful feelings of legal cynicism among Iraqis, especially the Sunni. The predictable result was a resilient Sunni insurgency that reemerged in the violent aftermath of the 2011 withdrawal. Examining more than a decade of evidence, this book makes a powerful case that the American war in Iraq constituted a criminal war of aggression.

    • Documents the origins of a resilient Arab Sunni insurgency in the criminally violent actions of the US-led coalition and forces in Iraq
    • Provides a readable and comprehensive social scientific and historical analysis of the US-led war in Iraq
    • Persuasively makes the case that the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq was a criminal war of aggression
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107507012
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 34 b/w illus. 23 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Prologue
    1. The reign of terror
    2. A shadow of hope
    3. Judging torture in Iraq
    4. Night falls on Baghdad
    5. The separate peace of the Shia
    6. Legal cynicism and Sunni militancy
    Epilogue.

  • Authors

    John Hagan, Northwestern University, Illinois
    John Hagan is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University, Illinois and Co-Director of the Center on Law and Globalization at the American Bar Foundation. His previous Cambridge University Press books are Mean Streets: Youth Crime and Homelessness (with Bill McCarthy) and Darfur and the Crime of Genocide (with Wenona Rymond-Richmond). Hagan is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada. In 2015, he received the Cesare Beccaria Medal in Gold, a lifetime achievement award, from the German Criminological Society.

    Joshua Kaiser, Northwestern University, Illinois
    Joshua Kaiser is a Law and Social Science Fellow at the American Bar Foundation and a JD-PhD candidate in law and sociology at Northwestern University, Illinois. His research focuses on the sociology and criminology of state control and state violence, both in the United States and internationally.

    Anna Hanson, Northwestern University, Illinois
    Anna Hanson is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University, Illinois. Her research focuses on issues of terrorism and human rights.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×