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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


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


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


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


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


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


Teaching the Just War Tradition

William French

in Teaching Religion and Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195372427
eISBN:
9780199949618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay describes strategies developed by the author for teaching a course on the Just War theory. The most prominent of the western religious traditions to articulate the conditions necessary for ... 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


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


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


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


Permission to Kill: Just War Theory and the IRA's Armed Struggle

Timothy Shanahan

in The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Morality of Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635290
eISBN:
9780748652884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635290.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Can the IRA's armed struggle be morally justified according to traditional just war principles? In order to answer this question, this chapter looks at several preliminary questions. First, according ... More


Just War Theory

Nick Fotion

in Theory vs. Anti-Theory in Ethics: A Misconceived Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199373529
eISBN:
9780199373543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373529.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Just War Theory is a local theory. It deals not with ethics as a whole, but with a small cluster of ethical issues. As a result the theory does not satisfy many of the criteria (of Chapter 2) that ... More


Doing Evil Justly? The Morality of Justifiable Abomination

Mark Evans

in Evil in Contemporary Political Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641963
eISBN:
9780748652860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641963.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Evil has always been a central issue in just-war theory. This chapter argues, however, that just-war theory has been so preoccupied with justice in the declaration and conduct of war that it has ... More


Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization

Amy E. Eckert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454202
eISBN:
9781501703577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454202.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Recent decades have seen an increasing reliance on private military contractors (PMCs) to provide logistical services, training, maintenance, and combat troops. This book examines the ethical ... More


Revisionist Just War Theory and the Impossibility of a Moral Victory

Chris Brown

in Moral Victories: The Ethics of Winning Wars

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198801825
eISBN:
9780191840395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801825.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Recently, the militarization of the police has received much comment while less attention has been given to the application of civilian legal and moral standards to soldiers in combat zones. This ... More


Introduction: The Roman Foundations of the Law of Nations

Benedict Kingsbury and Benjamin Straumann

in The Roman Foundations of the Law of Nations: Alberico Gentili and the Justice of Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599875
eISBN:
9780191595813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599875.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to bring together a set of fresh perspectives exploring the significance and implications of the use made of Roman legal ... More


Just War Theory and Remote Military Technology: A Primer

Matthew W. Hallgarth

in Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199926121
eISBN:
9780199345656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926121.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that the development and proliferation of remote controlled vehicles for military operations, whether on land, sea or air, augments the long historical and technological ... More


Reforms and Implications: Regulation, Reconstructing the Public Monopoly on Force, and Just War Theory

James Pattison

in The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199639700
eISBN:
9780191756085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639700.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the broader implications of the privatization of military force and potential reforms to address the problems raised by the use of PMSCs. It first assesses various proposals ... More


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