Ethics of War and Peace / Edition 3by Paul Christopher
Pub. Date: 09/28/2003
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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Table of Contents
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.
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.
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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.