Ethics of War and Peace / Edition 3

Ethics of War and Peace / Edition 3

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by Paul Christopher
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130923834

ISBN-13: 9780130923837

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Pearson

This classic introduction to the ethics of war and peace explores the legal and moral issues of when and how to use force to achieve political objectives. The just war tradition, the legal position of war, moral issues in war, and professional and humanitarian obligations. Ethicists, military personnel, and political analysts.

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This classic introduction to the ethics of war and peace explores the legal and moral issues of when and how to use force to achieve political objectives. The just war tradition, the legal position of war, moral issues in war, and professional and humanitarian obligations. Ethicists, military personnel, and political analysts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130923837
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
655,438
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. THE JUST WAR TRADITION.

1. The Just War in Antiquity.

2. Christianity and the Just War.

3. Saint Augustine and the Tradition of Just War.

4. Secularization of the Just War Tradition.

II. THE LEGAL POSITION OF WAR.

5. Hugo Grotius: Father of International Law.

6. Hugo Grotius and the Just War.

7. Problems for International Law.

III. MORAL ISSUES IN WAR.

8. The Responsibility for War Crimes.

9. Military Necessity.

10. Reprisals.

11. Terrorism and War.

12. The Just War and Weapons of Mass Destruction.

IV. PROFESSIONAL AND HUMANITARIAN OBLIGATIONS.

13. The Military as a Profession.

14. Unjust Wars and Professional Responsibility.

15. The Role of the United Nations.

Glossary.

Selected Bibliography.

Index.

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Ethics of War and Peace 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I especially like the way the author uses historical examples to explain the evolution of international law. Additionally there is much grist for the mill in the discussion questions at the end of each chapter--enough to last one a lifetime. This book is a tour de force on the topic of when to use force to achieve political ends, and how.