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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842779682
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex J. Bellamy is Professor of International Relations at The University of Queensland. His research focuses on the normative aspects of the use of military force, in particular the ethics and laws of war, peace operations and humanitarian intervention. His most recent books include A Responsibility to Protect?: The Global Effort Against Mass Killing, Just Wars: From Cicero to Iraq, and (with Paul D. Williams and Stuart Griffin) Understanding Peacekeeping.

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Table of Contents

Ethics and War: an Oxymoron?
• Why is Terrorism Wrong?
• When is it Right to Fight?
• Who may we Bomb?
• May we Torture Terrorists?
• Prisoners of War or 'Unlawful Combatants?
• What Comes Next?

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