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In this chapter we ‘test’ the model developed above regarding legitimacy, and how it differs between the USA and the EU. In the EU case, a UN mandate as an expression of international legitimacy is of major importance, reflecting both the validity of international law as well as the constitutive order of institutional multilateralism. In the US case, legitimacy is rooted primarily in domestic politics — in the concept of national security interests as well as in the concept of ethics, of the values served by using force. How do these different conceptions of legitimacy fit with the cases of Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq?
KeywordsSecurity Council International Criminal Court Terrorist Group Security Council Resolution Security Sector Reform
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