International Crisis Management: The Approach of European States

International Crisis Management: The Approach of European States

International Crisis Management: The Approach of European States

International Crisis Management: The Approach of European States

Synopsis

Offers a comparative analysis of the preconditions & constriants nine European states place on their participation in international crisis management operations & the important consequences of such decisions, & offers a theoretical framework to help explain this complex decision-making process.

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Article 167, Belgian constitution

The King … determines the state of war and the cessation of hostilities. He notifies the Houses as soon as State interests and security permit and he adds those messages deemed appropriate.

Article 19, Danish constitution

… Except for purposes of defence against an armed attack upon the Realm or Danish forces the King shall not use military force against any foreign state without the consent of the Parliament. Any measure which the King may take in pursuance of this provision shall immediately be submitted to the Parliament … .

Article 96, Dutch constitution

A declaration that the Kingdom is in a state of war shall not be made without the prior approval of the States General.

Article 35, French constitution

Parliament authorises the declaration of war.

Article 26, German constitution

Activities tending and undertaken with the intent to disturb peaceful relations between nations, especially to prepare for aggressive war, are unconstitutional. They shall be made a punishable offence … .

Article 78, Italian constitution

The Houses declare the State of War and confer the necessary powers on the government.

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