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About Michael Dillon

Michael Dillon is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Lancaster University

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Bloody mess: why sovereigns fail, and how they get away with it

When confronted with the question of how much killing is enough the answer is always more (c.f. Blair’s calls for the west to enter the Syrian civil war). If a strategic sufficiency of death were realisable, killing would not stop. It would not even stop if one side exterminated the other.

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