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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


Just Peace: A Cause Worth Fighting For 1

Sir Adam Roberts

in What is a Just Peace?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199275359
eISBN:
9780191603686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275351.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Along with identifying a number of pitfalls to be avoided in this project of conceptualizing a Just Peace, Roberts proposes using the term ‘justifiable force’ rather than Just War. This would move ... More


Measuring International Ethics: A Moral Scale of War, Peace, Justice, and Global Care

Pierre Allan

in What is a Just Peace?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199275359
eISBN:
9780191603686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275351.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter distinguishes Just Peace from its closest ‘moral’ neighbours — a stable (but usually unjust) peace and positive peace. Drawing on both consequentialist and deontological considerations, ... More


What is a Just Peace?

Pierre Allan and Alexis Keller (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199275359
eISBN:
9780191603686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275351.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

While an old doctrine of Just War exists, surprisingly little conceptual thinking has gone into what constitutes a Just Peace. This book presents various — and at times conflicting — viewpoints on ... More


Just Peace: A Dangerous Objective

Yossi Beilin

in What is a Just Peace?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199275359
eISBN:
9780191603686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275351.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Beilin was a former chief negotiator for the Israeli government in the Oslo process at Camp David and Taba. He brings a valuable contribution to this volume as a practitioner and political scientist ... More


Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Alia Brahimi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

In the ‘war on terror’ both sides have taken great pains to justify their actions in moral terms. As force is employed so are sophisticated arguments which directly invoke the just war traditions of ... More


Introduction: Rethinking Peace and Justice Conceptually

Pierre Allan and Alexis Keller

in What is a Just Peace?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199275359
eISBN:
9780191603686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275351.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

War has always been a problem that has plagued our existence, and begged for civility and restriction in its use. The idea behind engaging in war has often been based on assuring a place for peace in ... More


Just War

Simon Caney

in Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780198293507
eISBN:
9780191602337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829350X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The aim of this chapter is to analyse a number of prominent views concerning the nature of a just war and, having criticized them, to outline the account of a just war that follows from a ... More


A Method for Thinking about Just Peace

Edward W. Said

in What is a Just Peace?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199275359
eISBN:
9780191603686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275351.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In this chapter, Said argues that in the case of the Palestinians and Israelis, histories and cultures are inextricably linked ‘contrapuntally’ in symbiotic rather than mutually exclusive terms. When ... More


Care Theory and International Relations

Daniel Engster

in The Heart of Justice: Care ethics and Political Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199214358
eISBN:
9780191706684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214358.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the question: What does it mean to care for others in international relations? Sara Ruddick, Fiona Robinson, and others have outlined international relations theories based upon ... 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


Waging War: A Philosophical Introduction

Clark Ian

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273257
eISBN:
9780191684012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273257.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

What is war, and how should it be waged? Are there restraints on its conduct? What can philosophers contribute to the study of warfare? It might appear to some that the practical activity of the ... More


Grotius' Place in the Development of Legal Ideas about War

G. I. A. D. Draper

in Hugo Grotius and International Relations

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277712
eISBN:
9780191598890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277717.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Ideas about ‘just war’, having developed in ancient Rome, were adapted in the centuries after Christ as part of the thinking Western Church. St Augustine (ad 354–430), the most influential of the ... 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


Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory

Simon Caney

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780198293507
eISBN:
9780191602337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829350X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines which political principles should govern global politics. It explores ethical issues in justice that arise at the global level and addresses questions such as: are there universal values, ... 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


Reinhold Niebuhr and the Use of Force

John D. Carlson

in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571833
eISBN:
9780191722264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the issues in relation to humanitarian interventions, arguing that moral compassion without a sense of the political realities can be disastrous. It also looks at Niebuhr's ... 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


Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Jennifer M. Welsh (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The issue of humanitarian intervention has generated one of the most heated debates in international relations over the past decade, for both theorists and practitioners. At its heart is the alleged ... More


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