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INTRODUCTION

Andrew Altman

in Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646470
eISBN:
9780191738975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646470.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter provides material intended to orient readers, coming as they will from a broad range of academic and non-academic backgrounds. Section I explains what is meant by ... More


TARGETED KILLING: MURDER, COMBAT OR LAW ENFORCEMENT?

Jeff McMahan

in Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646470
eISBN:
9780191738975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646470.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter begins by arguing that the targeted killing of terrorists can be morally justified only in terms of self-defence or the defence of others, and not on retributive grounds. The most ... More


Conclusion: The Second Intifada and the Global “War on Terror”

Lisa Hajjar

in Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241930
eISBN:
9780520937987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241930.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter reflects on the ramifications of the second intifada (which began in 2000) on law and conflict in Israel/Palestine and the influence of this conflict on U.S. government's global “war on ... More


Targeted Killing

Seumas Miller

in Shooting to Kill: The Ethics of Police and Military Use of Lethal Force

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626136
eISBN:
9780190626174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626136.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, targeted killing is defined and distinguished from assassination and from extrajudicial killing. It is argued that targeted killing of combatants in theaters of war by the use of, ... More


The Stimulus of Prohibition: A Critical History of the Global Narcotics Trade

Alfred W. McCoy

in Dangerous Harvest: Drug Plants and the Transformation of Indigenous Landscapes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195143201
eISBN:
9780197561805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195143201.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The current war on drugs being waged by the United States and United Nations rests upon a fundamental misunderstanding of the global nar­cotics traffic. In 1998, for example, the White House issued ... More


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