Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice

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The just war tradition is central to the practice of international relations, in questions of war, peace, and the conduct of war in the contemporary world, but surprisingly few scholars have questioned the authority of the tradition as a source of moral guidance for modern statecraft. Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice brings together many of the most important contemporary writers on just war to consider questions of authority surrounding the just war tradition.

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Overview

The just war tradition is central to the practice of international relations, in questions of war, peace, and the conduct of war in the contemporary world, but surprisingly few scholars have questioned the authority of the tradition as a source of moral guidance for modern statecraft. Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice brings together many of the most important contemporary writers on just war to consider questions of authority surrounding the just war tradition.

Authority is critical in two key senses. First, it is central to framing the ethical debate about the justice or injustice of war, raising questions about the universality of just war and the tradition's relationship to religion, law, and democracy. Second, who has the legitimate authority to make just-war claims and declare and prosecute war? Such authority has traditionally been located in the sovereign state, but non-state and supra-state claims to legitimate authority have become increasingly important over the last twenty years as the just war tradition has been used to think about multilateral military operations, terrorism, guerrilla warfare, and sub-state violence. The chapters in this collection, organized around these two dimensions, offer a compelling reassessment of the authority issue's centrality in how we can, do, and ought to think about war in contemporary global politics.

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"In the complex, multi-polar international environment of the twenty-first century, who has authority to wage war? This book offers a fascinating, varied, and thought-provoking set of answers to this difficult but immensely important question." — David Fisher, Kings College London

"The question of authority has sat at the heart of questions about the morality of war and peace for centuries. Combining forensic understanding of the history and complexity of this question with keen awareness of contemporary political challenges, this volume builds understanding of past traditions and sheds new light on today's moral dilemmas. It is essential reading for all those concerned about the moral questions posed by war." — Alexander Bellamy, professor of international security, Griffith University, Australia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589019966
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2013
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,214,169
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony F. Lang Jr. is a reader in the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews and director of the Centre for Global Constitutionalism.

Cian O'Driscoll is a lecturer in international politics at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

John Williams is a professor of international relations at Durham University.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Just War Tradition and the Practice of Political Authority Anthony F. Lang Jr. and Cian O'Driscoll

Part I: The Practice of Authority 1. The Right to Use Armed Force: Sovereignty, Responsibility, and the Common Good James Turner Johnson2. Just War and Political Judgment Chris Brown3. Natural Flourishing as the Normative Ground of Just War: A Christian View Nigel Biggar4. 'Not in My Name': Legitimate Authority and Liberal Just War Theory John Williams 5. The Inseparability of Gender Hierarchy, the Just War Tradition, and Authorizing War Laura Sjoberg6. Legitimate Authority and the War against Al-Qaeda Nahed Artoul Zehr7. Problems of Legitimacy within the Just War Tradition and International Law Tarik Kochi8. Narrative Authority Anthony F. Lang Jr.

Part II: Authority in Practice 1. Culpability and Punishment in Classical Theories of Just War Gregory Reichberg2. The Necessity of 'Right Intent' for Justifiably Waging War Joseph Boyle3. Revenge, Affect, and Just War Brent Steele4. Just War and Guerrilla War Michael Gross5. Bugsplat: US Standing Rules of Engagement, International Humanitarian Law, Military Necessity and Non-Combatant Immunity Neta Crawford6. Just War and Military Education and Training Martin Cook

Part III: The Triumph of Just War?1. The Triumph of Just War Tradition and the Possibility of Imperial Overstretch John Kelsay2. The Wager Lost by Winning? On the 'Triumph' of the Just War Tradition Nicholas Rengger

Conclusion Cian O'Driscoll

List of Contributors

Index

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