Defending the society of states
Publisher: University | ISBN: 9780199214310 | edition 2007 | PDF | 255 pages | 1,44 mb
The origins of this book can be traced tomy undergraduate module PIED3625 Human Rights and International Society, which I taught at the University of Leeds from 1999 onwards. I developed this module partly because I was not particularly interested in teaching cold war history, but mostly because I was fascinated by the moral, political, and legal dilemmas raised by the Kosovo conflict of that year. It is easy to overlook the fact that, at such an early stage of my teaching career, I was given the intellectual freedom to pursue my interests in this way. For that I wish to thank my colleagues at Leeds. I would also like to thank Charlotte Bretherton, who as an external examiner offered some very kind words about the module and has continued to be a source of support and encouragement. It is less easy to forget the role that the students on this module played in encouraging me to develop the module’s central ideas and its case studies. Their thoughtful enthusiasm helped make teaching this module a particularly rewarding experience.