McGoldrick writes with clarity and has made accessible...many of the difficult legal arguments in the area...[he] has a scholarly command of the doctrinal issues raised in the book...a valuable reference point for anyone interested in exploring international law and the two 'wars'. Madelaine Chiam The Modern Law Review July 2005 .an accurate, well-written summary of the legal, political, and moral issues flowing from the wars on terrorism and Iraq...would make a useful reference in a public international law course. Kristy Pozniak Saskatchewan Law Review, Vol 68 2005 ...a book for everyone concerned with the influence of terrorism, the Bush administration, and the War in Iraq on international institutions and international law..Alongside the fine discussion of the legal and political issues at play, the author also attempts to introduce a theoretical framework that may have broad application in social science as well as law. Mark J. Harris, University of California, Berkeley The Law and Politics Book Review September 2004 For those that are already familiar with the legal issues involved in the military interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the more broad 'war on terror', this text will add some interesting policy and theoretical perspectives. A good number of issues are raised that will trigger readers to give further thought to, and debate about, the role of international law and the UN in the maintenance of international order. Alex Conte, University of Canterbury New Zealand Law Journal April 2005
About the Author
Dominic McGoldrick is Professor of Public International Law and Director of the International and European Law Unit, Liverpool Law School, University of Liverpool.