'War on Terror' and Hegemony: International Law-Making Regarding Terrorism After 9/11

Kinacioglu M.

ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, cilt.8, sa.32, ss.67-84, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 32
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.67-84


The focus of analysis in this article is the process of hegemonic law-making regarding terrorism utilizing unilateral power and the collective legitimization function of the UN. In order to explore how hegemony influences the development of international legal norms concerning the use of force and terrorism, the article examines the ways in which the United States as a prevailing actor in the international system has sought to translate its political power to develop a new norm of preemption and to impose international legal obligations on states with regards to the suppression of terrorism through the United Nations Security Council's Chapter VII resolutions after September 11 terrorist attacks.