The Role of War in International Politics


Although war is no longer deemed to be a legitimate and proportionate means for resolving international disputes, war is still a valuable instrument of policy. The presented article analyses the role war plays in international politics. It explains the function of war from the perspectives of an individual state, the system of states, and the society of states, and describes limits established to control war. The article argues that despite the codication of jus contra bellum as a primary rule governing the conduct of interstate relations, war is not a fading social practice of international politics.

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