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War in England 1642-1649

Barbara Donagan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book focuses on answering a misleadingly simple question: in terms of ordinary lives what kind of a war was the English civil war? Eschewing descriptions of specific battles or analyses of ... More


War and Civil War

Barbara Donagan

in War in England 1642-1649

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the ways in which the laws of war applicable between nations were justified, adapted, and sustained in a civil war, and then looks at the regulations designed to produce an ... More


Failures of Just War Theory

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/9780199897520.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses in detail the issues of conduct during war, including the morality of killing combatants in war. The first section considers whether the DDE is an accurate guide to conduct in ... 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


The Siege of Harfleur and Treatment of Occupied Territory: The Limits of Protection

Theodor Meron

in Henry's Wars and Shakespeare's Laws: Perspectives on the Law of War in the Later Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258117
eISBN:
9780191681790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258117.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Shakespeare's description of what an individual has to undergo upon failing to comply with the rules of the law of war can be seen in the story of Henry. This chapter describes the situation in ... More


Privatization and the Normative Challenge to Jus in Bello Rules

Amy E. Eckert

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454202
eISBN:
9781501703577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454202.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter begins by considering the relationship between jus ad bellum and jus in bello rules, which regulate different aspects of war, as well as the relationship between international law and ... More


Strategy, War and Law

James Gow

in War and War Crimes: The Military, Legitimacy and Success in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327027
eISBN:
9780199388127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327027.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter serves as an introduction to the concept of war. It begins with a general definition of war, before shifting the focus to the various changes that occurred in warfare, such as its rules. ... More


The Civil Wars of Guatemala and El Salvador

Helen M. Kinsella

in The Image before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449031
eISBN:
9780801460784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449031.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the constitutive role of the discourses during the civil wars of Guatemala and El Salvador. It highlights the pivotal years 1980–1983, in which the majority of deaths occurred. ... 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


War*

Henry Shue

in Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198767626
eISBN:
9780191821486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767626.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter is the only synoptic view of the overall structure of the morality of war and examines three fundamental questions: the justification for the resort to war, the justification for the ... More


Civilians and War in Europe, 1618–1815

Erica Charters, Eve Rosenhaft, and Hannah Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317118
eISBN:
9781846317699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317699
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines the relationship between civilians and warfare from the start of the Thirty Years War to the end of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. It interrogates received narratives of ... More


Supreme Moral Emergency: Shrinking the Walzerian Exception*

Henry Shue

in Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198767626
eISBN:
9780191821486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767626.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A major exception to the fundamental prohibition on intentional attacks on civilians at the heart of the conduct of war would be constituted by Michael Walzer’s proposed ‘supreme emergency’. The ... More


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