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On the Ethics of War and Terrorism

Uwe Steinhoff

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217373
eISBN:
9780191712470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217373.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book describes and explains the basic tenets of just war theory and gives a precise, succinct, and highly critical account of its present status and of the most important and controversial ... More


Introduction

Uwe Steinhoff

in On the Ethics of War and Terrorism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217373
eISBN:
9780191712470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217373.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The introduction describes the aims of the book, gives an outline of the central tenets of just war theory, and informs the reader about the book's structure. It also points out that jus ad bellum ... More


Preventive War, What Is It Good For?

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233137
eISBN:
9780191716270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233137.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that although Bush's preventive war in Iraq is morally wrong, and his policy is too broad, some exceptional preventive wars can still be morally justified. It develops and defends ... More


Introduction

Bruno Coppieters

in Contextualizing Secession: Normative Studies in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199258710
eISBN:
9780191601880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258716.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Defines the concepts of secession, secessionist movements, and secessionist processes, describes the various positions in the present normative debate on secession, and analyses the relevance of the ... More


An Intervener's Conduct: Humanitarian Intervention and Jus in Bello

James Pattison

in Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility To Protect: Who Should Intervene?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199561049
eISBN:
9780191722318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561049.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter defends the moral importance of an intervener's fidelity to the principles to jus in bello (principles of just conduct in war). It begins by outlining the particular principles of ... More


War and Secession: A Moral Analysis of the Georgian–Abkhaz Conflic t

Bruno Coppieters

in Contextualizing Secession: Normative Studies in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199258710
eISBN:
9780191601880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258716.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Analyses the historical background of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict. Demonstrates that the parties in conflict invoked all individual jus ad bellum principles of ‘just cause’, ‘right intentions’, ... More


Making War and Its Continuation Unjust

F. M. Kamm

in The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199897520
eISBN:
9780199950249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897520.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter takes a look at the connection between the ideas of a state of affairs that remains as a justified peace—despite involving injustices—and of a just cause in just war theory. It studies ... More


Cosmopolitan War

Cécile Fabre

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199567164
eISBN:
9780191746055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567164.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book articulates and defends a cosmopolitan theory of the just war. It takes the following two views as its starting point: first, the individual is the fundamental locus of concern and respect; ... More


War, Responsibility, and Law Enforcement

DAVID RODIN

in War and Self-Defense

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199257744
eISBN:
9780191601811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257744.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that military action against an aggressive state may be justified as a form of law enforcement rather than self-defence. The establishment of something like a minimal universal ... More


Introduction

Cécile Fabre

in Cosmopolitan War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199567164
eISBN:
9780191746055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567164.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The introduction sets the stage for the book. It claims that a book-length cosmopolitan theory of the just war is needed in the face of the growing but separate development of cosmopolitan theory and ... More


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