The Ethics of War and Peace: An Introduction to Legal and Moral Issues / Edition 2

The Ethics of War and Peace: An Introduction to Legal and Moral Issues / Edition 2

by Paul Christopher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0137862784

ISBN-13: 9780137862788

Pub. Date: 06/26/1998

Publisher: Pearson

Paul Christopher, a teacher who also served as a commissioned officer for over twenty-five years, has updated his classic, The Ethics of War and Peace. Christopher traces the historical development of just war reasoning, its incorporation into international laws concerning when and how to wage war, and certain shortcomings with existing laws

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Paul Christopher, a teacher who also served as a commissioned officer for over twenty-five years, has updated his classic, The Ethics of War and Peace. Christopher traces the historical development of just war reasoning, its incorporation into international laws concerning when and how to wage war, and certain shortcomings with existing laws and practices concerning the conduct of modern-day hostilities.

New to this Edition:

  • New chapter on terrorism and war.
  • Revised section on the Just War Tradition and weapons of mass destruction to reflect changes in technology.
  • New section on professional and humanitarian obligations, with special focus on the role of the United Nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137862788
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/26/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 Years

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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