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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order
Stephen Hopgood

own societies, especially as reformists of the centre left and right (Clinton, Blair) came to dominate the party-political scene after Thatcher and Reagan embedded the neoliberal revolution of the 1980s. After the Cold War, in other words, the liberal world order was a fact of life. In Margaret Thatcher’s immortal words, ‘there is no alternative’. The consequences of this focus on private enterprise, mobile money, weakened unions, reduced state welfare and regulation and lower taxes are all too visible today in areas like wealth inequality and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Leslie C. Green

. Sun Tzu maintained 6 that in war one should attack the enemy armies. And ‘the worst policy is to attack cities. Attack cities only when there is no alternative.’ In ancient India the sacred writings sought to introduce some measure of humanitarianism. The Mahabharata 7 stated that ‘a king should never do such an injury to a foe as would rankle the latter’s heart’, and

in The contemporary law of armed conflict
Margaret Brazier and Emma Cave

benefit to DE and some slight medical risk. In A NHS Trust v DE the judge’s view of best interests accorded with the views of DE (as far as he was able to express them) and his family, however, there are occasions when a court rightly concludes that there is no alternative to treatment that the patient or family seeks to reject. A patient with learning disabilities and cancer of the womb initially agreed to a hysterectomy, but failed to (and then refused to) keep further appointments. The Court of Protection agreed that surgery was in her best interests, and that

in Medicine, patients and the law (sixth edition)