Fighting Terror: Ethical Dilemmas

Fighting Terror: Ethical Dilemmas

by Alex J. Bellamy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1842779680

ISBN-13: 9781842779682

Pub. Date: 10/28/2008

Publisher: Zed Books

Fighting Terror analyzes the ethical dilemmas that confront everyone in the war on terror. Arguing that this is as much a war of ideas as it is a military struggle, Alex Bellamy argues that fighting morally is essential in distancing the terrorized from the terrorists.

The book starts by setting out the case for thinking ethically about the war on terror

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Overview

Fighting Terror analyzes the ethical dilemmas that confront everyone in the war on terror. Arguing that this is as much a war of ideas as it is a military struggle, Alex Bellamy argues that fighting morally is essential in distancing the terrorized from the terrorists.

The book starts by setting out the case for thinking ethically about the war on terror and demonstrates the immorality of terrorism. Covering everything from torture to bombing, assassination to post-war reconstruction, Bellamy uses a series of fascinating case studies to examine how morally terror is being fought across the world. Though, he claims, there is a good case for combating terrorism, the way this is being done is ethically deeply troubling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842779682
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Ethics and War: An Oxymoron?
2. What's Wrong with Terrorism?
3. A Just War on Terror?
4. Is Pre-emption Legitimate?
5. May we Torture Ticking Bomb Terrorists?
6. What Comes Next?
Notes
Index

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