Some aspects of the role of law in international political crises : A case study of Suez 1956 and of Cuba 1962

McKinnon, Fabian Mark (1981) Some aspects of the role of law in international political crises : A case study of Suez 1956 and of Cuba 1962. LL.M(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The study undertakes to analyze some aspects of the role of law in conflict issues. Two international political crises are used as case studies. After a brief historical overview, the analysis focuses on a) the legal arguments advanced in the course of the crises by the States concerned; and b) some of the forces at work affecting the policy-making processes of those States. Finally, against that background, the paper suggests eleven ways in which law may play a significant role in conflict issues, and makes references to instances and aspects of the crises previously examined which bear out those roles. The paper concludes a) that law is seen to have played several roles; b) that the impact of some of these roles has been significant; c) that law is a force' per' se; d) that it is necessary, in the light of the study, to espouse an appropriately broad conception of international law in order to understand the nature of its roles and the channels through which they are effected.

Item Type: Thesis (LL.M(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: John P Grant
Keywords: International law, Political science
Date of Award: 1981
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1981-71995
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 13:28
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 13:28
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71995

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