The Just War Tradition: Applying Old Ethics to New Problems

The Just War Tradition: Applying Old Ethics to New Problems

This collection examines the role of the just war tradition and its criteria in solving pressing present-day challenges. In particular, it deals with three types of challenges to world public order. One is anticipatory self-defense, in which one state attacks another to pre-empt or prevent an attack on itself, as the United States claimed in relation to Iraq in 2003. The second challenge is humanitarian intervention, in which one state attacks another to stop gross, large-scale violations of human rights, as NATO claimed to be doing on behalf of Kosovo in 1999. Both practices may erode world public order, given the normative strength of Article 2(4) of the UN Charter prohibiting the threat or use of force against other states. However, both practices pose dilemmas, in that they also preserve world public order by not allowing impunity for human rights abusers or the misuse of international law to the advantage of genuine aggressors. The third challenge is the execution of warfare in a new geopolitical environment characterized by new technologies and asymmetry of belligerents. The chapters in this book, written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, turn to the just war tradition to attempt to resolve these tensions.This book was based on a special issue of the Journal of Military Ethics.

GET EBOOK

Author
Publisher Routledge
Release Date
ISBN 1351543164
Pages pages
Rating 4/5 (63 users)

More Books:

The Just War Tradition: Applying Old Ethics to New Problems
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Davis Brown
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

This collection examines the role of the just war tradition and its criteria in solving pressing present-day challenges. In particular, it deals with three type
The Just War Tradition
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Davis Brown
Categories: Electronic books
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher:

"This collection examines the role of the just war tradition and its criteria in solving pressing present-day challenges. In particular, it deals with three typ
Yearbook of International Religious Demography 2016
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors:
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-04 - Publisher: BRILL

The Yearbook of International Religious Demography presents an annual snapshot of the state of religious statistics around the world (past, present, and future)
Modern Just War Theory
Language: en
Pages: 422
Authors: Michael Farrell
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-20 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Contributions to Illuminations: A Scarecrow Press Series of Guides to Research in Religion provide students and scholars, lay readers and clergy, with a road ma
Just War and the Ethics of Espionage
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Darrell Cole
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-17 - Publisher: Routledge

The War on Terror has raised many new, thorny issues of how we can determine acceptable action in defense of our liberties. Western leaders have increasingly us
Ethics and the Laws of War
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Antony Lamb
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-29 - Publisher: Routledge

This book is an examination of the permissions, prohibitions and obligations found in just war theory, and the moral grounds for laws concerning war. Pronouncin
Interpretations of Conflict
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Richard B. Miller
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-11-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

With today's world torn by violence and conflict, Richard B. Miller's study of the ethics of war could not be more timely. Miller brings together the opposed tr
Shakespeare and the Just War Tradition
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Professor Paola Pugliatti
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-28 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Brought to light in this study is a connection between the treatment of war in Shakespeare's plays and the issue of the 'just war', which loomed large both in r
Contemporary Moral Issues
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Lawrence M. Hinman
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-01 - Publisher: Routledge

Contemporary Moral Issues is an anthology that provides a selection of readings on contemporary social issues revolving around three general themes: Matters of
Outsourcing War
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Amy E. Eckert
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-18 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

Outsourcing War -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- 1. The Just War Tradition and the New Market for Private Force -- 2. The State System