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Rousseau’s and nationalism
Mads Qvortrup

from the efforts made to prevent them’ (III: 603). Rousseau’s immediate solution – though hardly philosophically spectacular – was the establishment of a mechanism for protecting civilians (what international lawyers call the doctrine of non-combatant immunity). While this proposal falls short of the grandeur of utopian ideals – such as presented by Kant in Zum Ewigen Frieden – it is testament to the power of political ideas that it was Rousseau’s idea, which (at least indirectly) led to the establishment of international humanitarian law (Best 1980: 56–8). However

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