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The United Nations' Search for a Definition of Aggression


Nicolas Nyiri

The book offers a logical analysis of the United Nations' search for a generally acceptable definition of aggression. The book contends that a definition of a term or a concept is a preliminary statement subject to further assessments by judging the definition true or false, and by reasoning where the definition and the judgment are examined by inductive and deductive reasonsing. Until this is done, the Security Council cannot use the definition as it stands now and make binding decisions under Article 39 of the Charter with respect to the use of force in international politics.
Contents: The book is divided into three main parts: the problem of aggression, analysis of the problem, and the solution to the problem of aggression in the United Nations. The academic level of the book is research oriented and is an excellent source for further research. It differs from other books because of its comprehensive approach using logical, philosophical, legal and political approaches simultaneously.