New Directions In Just-war Theory

New Directions In Just-war Theory
Title:
New Directions In Just-War Theory
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Paperback
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008-000-01322-5
ISBN:
9781584877851
Description

Military ethics and humanitarian intervention are explored in this text that provides a long distinguished history of just-war theory that stretches back to the Christian theologians of medieval Europe.

Yet principles of just war must develop alongside social norms, standards of military practice and technology, and civilian-military relationships. Since World War II, and especially since American involvement in Vietnam, military ethics has developed into an academic cottage industry. As commonly taught to undergraduates and military practitioners, you will discover that contemporary just-war theory seeks to ensure the political sovereignty and territorial integrity of nation-states. In recent decades, however, cosmopolitan philosophers have challenged various aspects of the traditional edifice in an attempt to use just-war theory to enhance the protection of human rights around the world. Scholars have argued for greater scope for humanitarian intervention to protect individuals against their own government, for principles of justice after war to ensure that all states are legitimate, and most radically, for the responsibility of ordinary combatants to assess for themselves the justice of their military’s cause.  This publication surveys these recent developments, and it finds that they provide a radical challenge to both the theory and the practice of contemporary warfare. This monograph will also help you learn about the challenges with certain aspects of the new approach, suggesting important connections between military ethics and democratic theory and practice.

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Audience

Military strategists, policy analysts, command operational personnel, cyberwarfare technologists, and political science scholars may be most interested in this text.  Students pursuing research for courses that relate to cyberdefense, military science, and computer engineering may be interested in this work.

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
Author:
  • Reiner, J. Toby
Notes:
Advancing Strategic Thought Series.
Key Phrases:
  • Advancing Strategic Thought Series
  • Just War Theory
  • Military Science
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0.4375
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1
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Record Creation Date:
02/06/2019
Last Status Update:
04/11/2019
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