Terror and Consent argues that, like so many states and civilizations in the past that suffered defeat, we are fighting the last war, with weapons and concepts that were useful to us then but have now been superseded.
Philip Bobbitt argues that we need to reforge links that previous societies have made between law and strategy; to realize how the evolution of modern states has now produced a globally networked terrorism that will change as fast as we can identify it; to combine humanitarian interests with strategies of intervention; and, above all, to rethink what 'victory' in such a war, if it is a war, might look like.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 688 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/04/2009
- Category: International relations
- ISBN: 9780141017662