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Author Moore, Cameron, author.

Title Crown and sword : executive power and the use of force by the Australian Defence Force / Cameron Moore.

Publication Info. Canberra, A.C.T. ANU Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 354 pages)
Summary The Australian Defence Force, together with military forces from a number of western democracies, have for some years been seeking out and killing Islamic militants in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, detaining asylum seekers for periods at sea or running the judicial systems of failed states. It has also been ready to conduct internal security operations at home. The domestic legal authority cited for this is often the poorly understood concept of executive power, which is power that derives from executive and not parliamentary authority. In an age of legality where parliamentary statutes govern action by public officials in the finest detail, it is striking that these extreme exercises of the use of force often rely upon an elusive legal basis. This book seeks to find the limits to the exercise of this extraordinary power.
Contents What is Executive Power -- The Australian Defence Force within the Executive -- Martial Law -- Internal Security -- War -- External Security.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-354).
Subject Australia. Department of Defence.
Australia. Department of Defence. (OCoLC)fst01800574
Executive power -- Australia.
Internal security -- Australia.
Australia -- Armed Forces.
Armed Forces. (OCoLC)fst00814586
Executive power. (OCoLC)fst00917857
Internal security. (OCoLC)fst00976624
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Indexed Term Australian
Added Author Australian National University Press.
ISBN 9781760461560 (electronic bk.)
1760461563 (electronic bk.)
9781760461553 (paperback)
1760461555 (paperback)
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