legality-and-legitimacy

The United Nations Peace Security

The United Nations Peace Security
Preventing humanitarian atrocities is becoming as important for the United Nations as dealing with inter-state war. In this book, Ramesh Thakur examines the transformation in UN operations, analysing its changing role and structure. He asks why, when and how force may be used and argues that the growing gulf between legality and legitimacy is evidence of an eroded sense of international community. He considers the tension between the US, with its capacity to use force and project power, and the UN, as the centre of the international law enforcement system. He asserts the central importance of the rule of law and of a rules-based order focused on the UN as the foundation of a civilised system of international relations. This book will be of interest to students of the UN and international organisations in politics, law and international relations departments, as well as policymakers in the UN and other NGOs.

anonymous asked:

What's with the First Order thing? They did everything wrong, they're the villains, if you didn't notice.

Imagine a de jure elected political regime overthrown by a band of rogue militant separatists. The remnants loyal to that government retreat to seclusion, preferable out of the reach of the newly formed political system.  The remnants never legally acknowledged the legitimacy of the newly formed establishment. They had been forced into hiding, never having signed a Concordance ordering to cease armament. This group seceded from the new establishment, trying to restore their hegemony over the geopolitical parts of the territory currently governed by the usurping regime.

The usurping government has responded by not being able to control or coordinate the rogue faction of new militant separatists known as “the resistance,” which was monitoring the remnants’ activities.

Now there is your First Order vs. the New Republic.  Cool motive, still a coup, Leia Ulyanov Organa et. Co.