Rule of Law, Power Distribution, and the Problem of Faction in Conflict Interventions

  • Daniel H. Levine
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 3)


This chapter will concern the rule of law as it relates to third-party interventions into violent conflicts: peacekeeping missions, humanitarian interventions, peacebuilding, and the like. This context will help fix the boundaries of the very general idea of rule of law, and suggest how we should conceptualize it for these contexts. This chapter will attempt to examine the role of law in a post-conflict society, and begin to develop a concept of rule of law appropriate to that context.


Legal System Legal Institution Armed Group Violent Conflict Peace Process 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public Policy, Institute for Philosophy and Public PolicyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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