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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


Just‐Cause, Administrative Boundaries, and the Politics of Denial

Margaret Moore

in The Ethics of Nationalism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297468
eISBN:
9780191599958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297467.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the dominant conception of self‐determination in the decolonization period, and in much international law and practice, according to which self‐determination occurs within ... More


Jus ad Bellum, Iraq, and the War on Terror

Alia Brahimi

in Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The Bush administration argued vigorously that the 2003 Iraq war was just. The war's critics similarly invoked the language and concepts of the just war tradition to register their opposition. These ... More


The Consequences of War

Thomas Hurka

in Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325195
eISBN:
9780199776412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325195.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Several conditions in the traditional theory of the just war — the just cause, hope of success, last resort, and proportionality conditions — assess war morally in light of its consequences, but do ... More


The Problem of Who Should Intervene

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/9780199561049.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter sets the scope for the rest of the book. It outlines the problems caused by the lack of clarity surrounding who should intervene and, in doing so, identifies two specific questions that ... More


Humanitarian Intervention in the Balkans

Nicholas Morris*

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Assesses the success of the two humanitarian interventions in the Balkans – Bosnia in 1995 and Kosovo in 1999 – from the perspective of humanitarian organizations. It argues how, ironically, the ... More


Jihad and Al‐Qaeda's Just Cause

Alia Brahimi

in Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with an overview of the development of the Islamic just war tradition (jihad). It then narrows the focus to the critical issue of just cause. Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman ... More


Conclusion: Humanitarian Intervention after 11 September

Jennifer M. Welsh

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter assesses the debate over humanitarian intervention in the light of the events of September 11, 2001. On the one hand, it can be argued that 9/11 has reversed the momentum ... More


Reasons for Starting War: Goals, Conditions, and Proportionality

F. M. Kamm

in Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608782
eISBN:
9780191729577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608782.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 3 is, in part, concerned with whether having a proper intention is necessary in order to make starting war just and thus satisfy what is known as jus ad bellum. It goes on to consider a ... More


The Ethics of Secession as the Regulation of Secessionist Politics

Wayne Norman

in National Self-Determination and Secession

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293842
eISBN:
9780191599941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293844.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that just‐cause theories of secession are superior to nationalist and choice rivals because only it represents a reasonable institutional response to secessionist politics. It ... More


Pre‐emptive War on Iraq

Alia Brahimi

in Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Continuing the discussion of the Bush administration's just cause began in Chapter 1, this chapter examines the arguments put forward for pre‐emptive war and responses to those arguments. The Bush ... More


10. Gulf Wars

David Fisher

in Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter compares and contrast two Gulf Wars, 1990–1 and 2003. It concludes that the First Gulf War, on the whole, met the just‐war criteria. It assesses the different reasons for the Second Gulf ... More


Civil wars

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/9780199567164.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 4 turns to instances where individuals' rights are violated by victims' own regime — in other words, to civil wars. The chapter shows that civil wars—which, incidentally, are consistently ... More


Collective self-defence

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/9780199567164.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 2 offers an account of wars of collective self-defence against an unwarranted military aggression—the paradigmatic case of a just war, and yet the kind of war, precisely, which might seem to ... 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


Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War

F. M. Kamm

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608782
eISBN:
9780191729577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608782.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This is a book of three philosophical chapters on aspects of terrorism, torture, and war. It relates issues in ethical theory to practical ethics. The chapter on torture considers views about what ... More


Just Cause

John W. Lango

in The Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Just War Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748645756
eISBN:
9780748697182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645756.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What should be meant by the term ‘just cause’? What just cause principle should a just war theory accept? How should we determine whether a proposed military action has a just cause? The purpose of ... More


What Sort of a Right Is the Right to Secede?

Neera Chandhoke

in Contested Secessions: Rights, Self-determination, Democracy, and Kashmir

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077978
eISBN:
9780199080977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077978.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The argument in this chapter addresses the issue of why rights should be justified, and what the processes of such justification are. The first section of this chapter addresses this particular issue ... More


Introduction: The Self‐Determination Principle and the Ethics of Secession

Margaret Moore

in National Self-Determination and Secession

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293842
eISBN:
9780191599941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293844.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter examines the debates concerning who are the people and the relevant territorial unit in which they should exercise self‐determination. It distinguishes between three types ... More


Just War Theory

John W. Lango

in The Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Just War Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748645756
eISBN:
9780748697182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645756.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter scrutinises just war theory generally, and later chapters concentrate specifically on the core just war principles of just cause, last resort, proportionality, and noncombatant immunity. ... More


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