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War and Self-Defense

David Rodin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199257744
eISBN:
9780191601811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257744.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the moral response to war and aggression within the context of self-defence. Two main projects are undertaken: to explain defensive rights in their most general form, and determine ... 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


Armed Nationalism

J. E. Cookson

in The British Armed Nation 1793–1815

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206583
eISBN:
9780191677236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206583.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Linda Colley sees the wars against the French republic and Napoleon Bonaparte as a key experience in the ‘forging’ of a British nation. The wars as a ... More


International Law

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:
10.1093/0199257744.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the concept of the right of national self-defence. National self-defence is conceived in international law as a right — a consideration capable of asserting normative force ... More


The Legacy of the Armed Nation

J. E. Cookson

in The British Armed Nation 1793–1815

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206583
eISBN:
9780191677236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206583.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The Napoleonic mobilization for national defence was undoubtedly the greatest ‘national project’ in Britain's experience. It deserves to be called a ... More


National Missile Defence and the Politics of US Identity: A Poststructural Critique

Natalie Bormann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074707
eISBN:
9781781701331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074707.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why adopt a poststructural perspective when reading about the military strategy of national missile defence (NMD)? Certainly, when considering how best to defend the United States against attack by ... More


War and Defense of Persons

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:
10.1093/0199257744.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the right to national-defence (as conceived by its supporters) where there is no right of personal self-defence; and that the right of national-defence, if it is a genuine ... More


War and the Common Life

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:
10.1093/0199257744.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the suggestion that national-defence is a right held by states and is principally grounded in the end of defending the common life of the community, rather than the lives of ... More


National Defence, Self-Defence, and the Problem of Political Aggression

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/9780199682836.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explains why one familiar and otherwise plausible approach to the justification of killing in war cannot adequately ground commonsense views of permissible national defence. ... More


Conclusion: Morality and Realism

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:
10.1093/0199257744.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents a synthesis of discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that a detailed analysis of the concepts of self-defence and national-defence can help identify and prevent the ... More


Introduction: national missile defence (NMD) and IR

Natalie Bormann

in National Missile Defence and the Politics of US Identity: A Poststructural Critique

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074707
eISBN:
9781781701331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074707.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the National Missile Defence (NMD) Act of 1999, which established in law the policies of sending a missile defence system as soon as it was technologically ... 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


The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Austin Gee

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261253
eISBN:
9780191717543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book provides a full view of the social, political, and military aspects of the volunteer movement of the French Wars: the volunteer infantry, yeomanry cavalry, and the armed associations in ... More


The Myth of National Self-Defence

David Rodin

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/9780199682836.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The right of national self-defence—though deeply entrenched and of long-standing—is a myth, unsupported by coherent moral reasoning. Were states to possess the extraordinary defensive rights ... 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


Conclusions

Stephen Conway

in The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This concluding chapter returns to the historiographical debates about the nature of 18th-century warfare before the French Revolution, the power and efficiency of the British state, and the ... More


What Rights May Be Defended by Means of War?

Jeff McMahan

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/9780199682836.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter rejects the traditional view that defense against lesser aggression is nearly always justified, on the grounds that this view is insufficiently attentive to proportionality. At the same ... More


Conclusion: From mercenaries to market

Simon Chesterman and Chia Lehnardt

in From Mercenaries to Market: The Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228485
eISBN:
9780191711435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228485.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The appropriate balance between private and public interests is a key question whenever the provision of a public service depends on private actors. Achieving this balance is imperative in situations ... 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


China Becomes a Fully-Fledged Member of Nuclear Order, 1990–9

Nicola Horsburgh

in China and Global Nuclear Order: From Estrangement to Active Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198706113
eISBN:
9780191775277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706113.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 centres on the 1990s, a period of significant consolidation for global nuclear order following the indefinite extension of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1995 and the signing of the ... More


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