Ethics of War and Peace An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0415492408

ISBN-13: 9780415492409

Edition: 2011

Authors: Helen Frowe

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When is it right to go to war? When is a war illegal? What are the rules of engagement? What should happen when a war is over? How should we view terrorism? The Ethics of War and Peaceis a fresh and contemporary introduction to one of the oldest but still most relevant ethical debates. It introduces students to contemporary Just War Theory in a stimulating and engaging way, perfect for those approaching the topic for the first time. Helen Frowe explains the core issues in Just War Theory, and chapter by chapter examines the recent and ongoing philosophical? debates on: Theories of self defence and national defence Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello, and Jus post Bellum The moral status of combatants The principle of non-combatant immunity The nature of terrorism and the moral status of terrorists. Each chapter concludes with a useful summary, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading, to aid student learning and revision. The Ethics of War and Peaceis the ideal textbook for students studying philosophy, politics and international relations.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Omer Bartv is Professor of European History at Rutgers University and has written on the Holocaust, Nazi Germany and modern France. His books include Mirrors of Destruction: War, Genocide and Modern Identity (2000); Murder in Our Midst: The Holocaust, Industrial Killing and representation (1996)and Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis and War in the Third Reich (1991)

Proportionality and necessity
The culpability account
The rights-based account
The responsibility account
The doctrine of double effect
Chapter summary
War and self-defence
States and Citizens
The domestic analogy
The collectivist account
The individualist account
Rodin�s critique of individualism
The Laws of War
Morality and law
The deep morality of war
The morally best laws of war
Conflicting obligations
Regulating wrongdoing
Chapter summary
The conditions of jus ad bellum
Jus Ad Bellum
The rules of jus ad bellum
Just cause
A reasonable chance of success
Legitimate authority
Right intention
Last resort
Public declaration of war
Just Cause and Proportionality
Violations of sovereignty
Liability and proportionality
Chapter summary
Just wars?
Pre-Emption and Prevention
Rethinking pre-emption
The role of imminence
Pre-emptioin and just cause
Punitive Wars
Punishment as just cause
The requirement of discrimination
Humanitarian Intervention
Intervention and sovereignty
Conditional sovereignty
Intervention as other-defence
Chapter summary
The conditions of jus in bello
The IDEA of Jus in Bello
The independence of jus in bello
The Rules of Jus in Bello
Qualifying as a combatant
Legitimate targets
Legitimate tactics
Prisoners of war
Chapter summary
The moral status of combatants
The Orthodox View
The moral innocence of combatants
Walzer�s models of combat
Undermining the orthodox account
The Moral Inequality of Combatants
McMahan�s account
Institutional stability
The argument from ignorance
Just and �justified� combatants
Chapter summary
Non-combatants in war
Collateral Damage
The doctrine of double effect
Double effect and double intent
Alternatives to double effect
The precautionary principle148
Combatants and Non-Combatants: Drawing the Line
Guilt and non-combatant immunity
Posing a threat
Guns and food
Proximate threats
Beyond the Principle of Non-Combatant Immunity
A useful convention
Moral responsibility
Chapter summary
The moral status of terrorism
What is Terrorism?
Political motivation
Attacking non-combatants
Non-state violence
More violence
What�s Wrong with Terrorism?
Killing non-combatants
Legitimate authority and representative authority
Using as a mere means
Permissible terrorism?
Chapter summary
Terrorists, torture and just war theory
The Legal Status of Terrorists
Combatants, or criminals?
Terrorists as illegitimate combatants
Terrorists as combatants
Torturing Terrorists
Ticking time bombs
Utilitarian arguments for torture
Torture as defence
Chapter summary
Jus post bellum
Ending War
Minimalism and maximalism
Post bellum regime change
Reconstruction after humanitarian intervention
War Crimes
The superior orders defence
Moral perception
Command responsibility
Chapter summary
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