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Humanitarian Intervention

Gillian Brock

in Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230938
eISBN:
9780191710957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that military intervention to support the goals of global justice can be defensible in the extreme cases in which people's abilities to meet their most basic needs and protect ... More


Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

Gillian Brock

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230938
eISBN:
9780191710957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book develops a viable cosmopolitan model of global justice that takes seriously the equal moral worth of persons, yet leaves scope for defensible forms of nationalism and for other legitimate ... More


Kant and Humanitarian Intervention

Thomas E. Hill Jr.

in Virtue, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199692002
eISBN:
9780191741241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692002.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter sketches a Kantian deliberative perspective, the moral presumption in favor of humanitarian interventions, relevant practical considerations, and Kant’s apparently inflexible opposition ... More


Local Conflicts as a Global Challenge

George Rupp

in Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Concerted cooperative efforts are crucial to achieving a world that recognizes the imperative for inclusive communities as the only viable alternative to endless conflict.


Liberal Imperialism

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that liberalism is intrinsically imperialist and that we should understand the attractions of liberal imperialism, even as it cautions against succumbing to that attraction. ... More


Humanitarian intervention

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/9780199567164.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 5 tackles wars of humanitarian intervention, raising a number of issues which normative accounts of self-defensive wars do not address. First, any argument in favour of the right to intervene ... More


In Our Best Interest: A Defense of Paternalism

Jason Hanna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190877132
eISBN:
9780190877163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877132.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues that there is nothing distinctively objectionable about paternalism. According to the pro-paternalist view it defends, it is permissible to intervene in a person’s choices or ... More


Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

Fernando Tesón and Bas van der Vossen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190202903
eISBN:
9780190202934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190202903.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book offers contrasting views of humanitarian intervention—a war aimed at ending tyranny or violence. Fernando Tesón argues that humanitarian interventions are sometimes permissible; Bas van der ... More


Challenges for Humanitarian Intervention: Ethical Demand and Political Reality

C. A. J. Coady, Ned Dobos, and Sagar Sanyal (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198812852
eISBN:
9780191850646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812852.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

An enduring concern about armed humanitarian intervention, and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine that advocates its use under certain circumstances, is that such interventions are liable to be ... More


Human Rights, Sovereignty, and the Responsibility to Protect

Cristina Lafont

in Critical Theory in Critical Times: Transforming the Global Political and Economic Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231181518
eISBN:
9780231543620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231181518.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In 2005 the General Assembly unanimously endorsed the Responsibility-to-Protect doctrine. This led to heated debates that suggest that principled commitments to human rights and sovereignty are on a ... More


The Morality of Defensive War

Cécile Fabre and Seth Lazar (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682836
eISBN:
9780191763014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682836.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Conventional just war theory—grounded in the founders of public international law—has three central tenets. First, unprovoked military aggression against a political community justifies the recourse ... More


Distributing Death in Humanitarian Interventions

Lars Christie

in Who Should Die?: The Ethics of Killing in War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190495657
eISBN:
9780190495671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495657.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Armed military interventions often inflict large amounts of collateral harm on innocent civilians. Ought intervening soldiers, when possible, to direct collateral harm to one innocent population ... More


Agency and Intervention: How (Not) to Fight Global Poverty

Ann E. Cudd

in Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199975877
eISBN:
9780199396917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975877.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In order to figure out how to fight global poverty, we need to clarify why global poverty is such a bad thing. This chapter examines this question for both the poor and the non-poor. It argues that ... More


Democracy, Defence, and the Threat of Intervention *

Christopher Kutz

in The Morality of Defensive War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682836
eISBN:
9780191763014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682836.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The contemporary emphasis in political thought on the special value of democracy, as an institution to be cherished at home and exported abroad, has put pressure on traditional conceptions of ... More


Introduction

Cécile Fabre and Seth Lazar

in The Morality of Defensive War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682836
eISBN:
9780191763014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682836.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Conventional just war theory—grounded in the founders of public international law and most prominently defended in the modern era by Michael Walzer—has three central tenets. First, unprovoked ... More


Understanding the Political Defensive Privilege

Patrick Emerton and Toby Handfield

in The Morality of Defensive War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682836
eISBN:
9780191763014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682836.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Nations are understood to have a right to go to war, not only in defense of individual rights, but in defense of their own political standing in a given territory. This chapter argues that the ... More


Pro-Paternalism

Jason Hanna

in In Our Best Interest: A Defense of Paternalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190877132
eISBN:
9780190877163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877132.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The central aim of this chapter is to set out the pro-paternalist view defended in the remainder of the book. According to pro-paternalism, it is always a valid reason in favor of intervening in ... More


Testing, Treating, and Trusting

Jonathan Wolff

in Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190217471
eISBN:
9780190217488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217471.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Allocating resources to combat HIV presents a challenge. Therapies for those already infected can do discernible good for identified individuals. However, spending the same level of resources on ... More


Why Sovereignty Matters Despite Injustice: The Ethics of Intervention

Richard W. Miller

in Challenges for Humanitarian Intervention: Ethical Demand and Political Reality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198812852
eISBN:
9780191850646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812852.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues for greater reluctance to launch humanitarian military interventions, without appealing to any inherent value in sovereignty or autonomous political community. Instead, it appeals ... More


Humanitarian Intervention and Non-Ideal Theory

Ramon Das

in Challenges for Humanitarian Intervention: Ethical Demand and Political Reality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198812852
eISBN:
9780191850646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812852.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the philosophical debate around humanitarian intervention would be improved if it were less ‘ideal-theoretic’. It identifies two ideal-theoretic assumptions. One, in target ... More


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