The Precautionary Principle in International Relations

The Precautionary Principle in International Relations

Constructing Foreign and Defense Policy in An Age of Uncertainty

eBook - 2012
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Written in response to the Bush Administration?s aggressive rhetoric previous to and during the Iraq War, this book addresses the key issues relating to Precautionary Principles on defense policies regarding pre-emptive war. Policymakers in the West seem prone to use these tactics when they feel there is certainly an outside threat to national security, and even when the threat is miniscule, after 9/11 American leaders in particular seem to err on the side of caution. Knowing the difference between a certain threat, a risky pre-emptive attack, and uncertainty could have informed public debate.
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780773417328
Characteristics: 1 online resource (213 pages)
Additional Contributors: Patterson, Alan


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