Kosovo: Virtual War and International Law

@article{Schwabach2003KosovoVW,
  title={Kosovo: Virtual War and International Law},
  author={Aaron Schwabach},
  journal={Law and Literature},
  year={2003},
  volume={15},
  pages={1-21}
}
The 1999 Kosovo conflict was seen as atypical in its objective and in its one-sidedness. These qualities and the increasingly simulacral nature of modern warfare - war as entertainment - deserve attention, but represent no fundamental change. However, grudging international acceptance of NATO's humanitarian intervention may represent a change in the jus ad bellum. Three sections consider: (1) Jean Baudrillard's Eurocentric, Orientalist attempts to address similar issues; (2) the ostensible… 

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