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Just And Unjust Wars

Author : Michael Walzer
ISBN : 9780465052707
Genre : Political Science
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A penetrating investigation into moral and ethical questions raised by war, drawing on examples from antiquity to the present Just and Unjust Wars has forever changed how we think about the ethics of conflict. In this modern classic, political philosopher Michael Walzer examines the moral issues that arise before, during, and after the wars we fight. Reaching from the Athenian attack on Melos, to the Mai Lai massacre, to the current war in Afghanistan and beyond, Walzer mines historical and contemporary accounts and the testimony of participants, decision makers, and victims to explain when war is justified and what ethical limitations apply to those who wage it.

Just Or Unjust War

Author : Mohammad Taghi Karoubi
ISBN : 9781351154666
Genre : Law
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This study examines the traditional theory of just war in the light of modern principles of international law relating to the prohibition on the use of force repeatedly stressed by UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) resolutions and accepted by the ICJ (International Court of Justice). The author expresses doubts as to whether actions by some permanent members of the Security Council starting from September 1996 until April 2003, in the Balkans and the Persian Gulf, are legitimate under the just war theory, or any other rules of international law, and analyses in detail the claims made by the allied powers to justify their actions. The book also examines the significance of the transformation in the limitation and prohibition of the use of force in the contemporary legal system, by studying the origin of those tenets and their reflection in both the national laws of individual states and the international laws of armed conflict.

The Iraq War 2003 A Just Or Unjust War

Author : Dennis Trom
ISBN : 9783656578857
Genre : Political Science
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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Sociology - War and Peace, Military, grade: 2,3, Vilnius University, language: English, abstract: The following termpaper is about the “Operation Iraqi Freedom” with the main aim to make a research whether this war was a just war or was it more a morally wrong act of the USA and their allied forces. To have an overview about this topic, it begins with a short definition of Just War. It continue with the “Jus ad bellum”, so the legitimate reasons for going to war. This part includes all important criteria for the Iraqi War: the just cause, the last resort, the chance of success and the proportional end. Firstly each condition will be explained in general and after it assigned to the Iraq War. For this work it is also necessary to analyze the “Jus in bello”, so the justice conditions in war. The relevant criteria in this part are the distinction and the military necessity. The end will summarize all important facts of this research, shortly point out my own view and answer the final question whether it was a just or unjust war.

Just And Unjust Wars In Shakespeare

Author : Franziska Quabeck
ISBN : 9783110301113
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The concept of the just war poses one of the most important ethical questions to date. Can war ever be justified and, if so, how? When is a cause of war proportional to its costs and who must be held responsible? The monograph Just and Unjust Wars in Shakespeare demonstrates that the necessary moral evaluation of these questions is not restricted to the philosophical moral and political discourse. This analysis of Shakespeare's plays, which focuses on the histories, tragedies and Roman plays in chronological order, brings to light that the drama includes an elaborate and complex debate of the ethical issues of warfare. The plays that feature in this analysis range from Henry VI to Coriolanus and they are analysed according to the three Aquinian principles of legitimate authority, just cause and right intention. Also extending the principles of analysis to more modern notions of responsibility, proportionality and the jus in bello-presupposition, this monograph shows that just war theory constitutes a dominant theoretical approach to war in the Shakespearean canon.

Arguing About War

Author : Michael Walzer
ISBN : 0300109784
Genre : Political Science
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Michael Walzer is one of the world’s most eminent philosophers on the subject of war and ethics. Now, for the first time since his classic Just and Unjust Wars was published almost three decades ago, this volume brings together his most provocative arguments about contemporary military conflicts and the ethical issues they raise. The essays in the book are divided into three sections. The first deals with issues such as humanitarian intervention, emergency ethics, and terrorism. The second consists of Walzer’s responses to particular wars, including the first Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. And the third presents an essay in which Walzer imagines a future in which war might play a less significant part in our lives. In his introduction, Walzer reveals how his thinking has changed over time. Written during a period of intense debate over the proper use of armed force, this book gets to the heart of difficult problems and argues persuasively for a moral perspective on war.

Rethinking The Just War Tradition

Author : Michael W. Brough
ISBN : 079147156X
Genre : Philosophy
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The just war tradition is an evolving body of tenets for determining when resorting to war is just and how war may be justly executed. Rethinking the Just War Tradition provides a timely exploration in light of new security threats that have emerged since the end of the Cold War, including ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, threats of terror attacks, and genocidal conflicts within states. The contributors are philosophers, political scientists, a U.S. Army officer, and a senior analyst at the Center for Defense Information. They scrutinize some familiar themes in just war theory from fresh and original angles, and also explore altogether new territory. The diverse topics considered include war and the environment, justice in the ending of war, U.S. military hegemony, a general theory of just armed-conflict principles, supreme emergencies, the distinction between combatants and noncombatants, child soldiers, the moral equality of all soldiers, targeted assassination, preventive war, right authority, and armed humanitarian intervention. Clearly written and free of jargon, this book illustrates how the just war tradition can be rethought and applied today. Book jacket.

Just And Unjust Warriors

Author : David Rodin
ISBN : 9780199233120
Genre : Philosophy
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In ordinary life a person who assaults or kills another is generally thought to be a criminal. In war a person who assaults and kills others may be considered a hero. Does this really make sense? And how can heroes be found on both sides if one side is wrong? Many have argued that because most combatants on both sides sincerely believe that their cause is just, they cannot be blamed for fighting for what they believe. Recently a number of philosophers have arguedthat this is wrong and that soldiers who fight in an unjust war commit a grave moral crime. Others have responded that the laws of war must grant the same rights and duties to fighters on both sides, for reasons based on the nature of both war and law. All sides of this important debate are exploredin this authoritative new book.

Just War Theory

Author : Thom Brooks
ISBN : 9789004228504
Genre : Political Science
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Just War Theory raises some of the most pressing and important philosophical issues of our day. This book brings together some of the most important essays in this area written by leading scholars and offering significant contributions to how we understand just war theory.

Routledge Handbook Of Ethics And War

Author : Fritz Allhoff
ISBN : 9781136260995
Genre : Philosophy
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This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary extensions and alternatives to the just war tradition in the field of the ethics of war. The modern history of just war has typically assumed the primacy of four particular elements: jus ad bellum, jus in bello, the state actor, and the solider. This book will put these four elements under close scrutiny, and will explore how they fare given the following challenges: • What role do the traditional elements of jus ad bellum and jus in bello—and the constituent principles that follow from this distinction—play in modern warfare? Do they adequately account for a normative theory of war? • What is the role of the state in warfare? Is it or should it be the primary actor in just war theory? • Can a just war be understood simply as a response to territorial aggression between state actors, or should other actions be accommodated under legitimate recourse to armed conflict? • Is the idea of combatant qua state-employed soldier a valid ethical characterization of actors in modern warfare? • What role does the technological backdrop of modern warfare play in understanding and realizing just war theories? Over the course of three key sections, the contributors examine these challenges to the just war tradition in a way that invigorates existing discussions and generates new debate on topical and prospective issues in just war theory. This book will be of great interest to students of just war theory, war and ethics, peace and conflict studies, philosophy and security studies.

The Cambridge Handbook Of The Just War

Author : Larry May
ISBN : 9781107152496
Genre : Law
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A comprehensive exploration of contemporary debates in Just War Theory, addressing moral, political, and legal issues.

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