Just War Principles and Cases

ISBN-10: 081322019X

ISBN-13: 9780813220192

Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Richard J. Regan

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
Publication date: 1/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Principles
Justifying War
Why War Needs to Be Morally Justified
The Pacifist Position
The Marxist Critique of War
God's Will as the Moral Norm of Just War
Right Reason as the Moral Norm of Just War
Just-War Theory
The Just War Decision: Legitimate Authority
The U.S. Constitution
The U.N. Charter
Article 42 and U.S. Constitutional Processes
The United Nations, Human Rights, and Military Action
The War Powers Resolution
Conclusion
The Just War Decision: Traditional Just-Cause Considerations
Defense of National Territory and International Space
Preemptive Strikes and Preventive War
Rescue of Nationals
Terrorism
Rectifying Economic Injury
Vindicating Territorial Claims
Proportionality
Last Resort
Cessation of Just Cause
The Just War Decision: Just Cause and Interventionist Wars
Intervention in Other Nations' Internal Affairs and Civil Wars
Secession and Intervention in Secessionist Wars
The Just War Decision: Right Intention
Just War Conduct
The Principle of Discrimination
The Principle of Proportionality
Effect of Unjust War Conduct on Just Cause
Observance of International Conventions
Execution of Terrorist Leaders in Foreign Countries
Nuclear Weapons and Just War Conduct
The Bipolar Cold War Context
The New Nuclear Superpower Context
The China Context
The Context of Other Nations' Nuclear Capability and the Problem of Proliferation
Nuclear Proliferation and Terrorism
Cases and Questions
World War I (1914-18)
The Vietnam Wars (1946-75)
The Falklands War (1982)
Revolution and Civil War in Nicaragua (1978-90)
The Civil War in El Salvador (1979-92)
The Gulf War (1991)
The Intervention in Somalia (1992-94)
The Bosnian War (1992-95)
The Invasion and Reconstruction of Iraq (2003-12)
Afghanistan (1998-2014?)
Libya (2011)
New Regimes, Islamist Militants, and Western Security
The United Nations Charter
War Powers Resolution
Selected Bibliography
Index
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