International Law and the Use of Force
Beyond the U.N. Charter Paradigm
Published June 3rd 1993 by Routledge – 288 pages
When the United Nations Charter was adopted in 1945, states established a legal `paradigm' for regulating the recourse to armed force. In the years since then, however, significant developments have challenged the paradigm's validity, causing a `pardigmatic shift'. International Law and the Use of Force traces this shift and explores its implications for contemporary international law and practice.