War Crimes and Collective Wrongdoing: A Reader / Edition 1

War Crimes and Collective Wrongdoing: A Reader / Edition 1

by Aleksandar Jokic, Anthony Ellis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631225056

ISBN-13: 9780631225058

Pub. Date: 02/16/2001

Publisher: Wiley

The subject of war crimes and collective wrongdoing - whether in the name of ethnic cleansing or a more veiled form of nationalism - is in the forefront of contemporary discourse in politics, international affairs, and political philosophy. This volume addresses urgent questions about the nature of war crimes, nationalism, ethnic cleansing, and collective

Overview

The subject of war crimes and collective wrongdoing - whether in the name of ethnic cleansing or a more veiled form of nationalism - is in the forefront of contemporary discourse in politics, international affairs, and political philosophy. This volume addresses urgent questions about the nature of war crimes, nationalism, ethnic cleansing, and collective responsibility.

In fourteen newly written essays, a distinguished team of international scholars consider war crimes and collective wrongdoing from a variety of moral, political, and legal perspectives. There is a substantial introduction from Anthony Ellis and each group of essays is followed by an afterword from the editor and suggestions for further reading.

Consistently probing and provocative, War Crimes and Collective Wrongdoing promises to be of enduring interest to students and scholars alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631225058
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/16/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xiv

Introduction 1

Anthony Ellis

Part One What are War Crimes? 27

1 Unchosen Evil and Moral Responsibility 29
Peter A. French

2 War Crimes and Human Rights 48
Alan Gewirth

3 War Crimes: Moral, Legal, or Simply Political? 57
Jovan Babic

Afterword 72

Further Reading 74

Part Two Trials for War Crimes 75

4 War Crimes and Virtue Ethics 77
Michael Slote

5 Whose Trials? Whose Reconciliation? 85
Burleigh T. Wilkins

6 What Should We Do With War Criminals? 97
Anthony Ellis

7 Accountability for War Crimes and the Legacy Nuremberg 113
Richard Falk

Afterword 137

Further Reading 139

Part Three Nationalism and Collective Wrongdoing 141

8 Nationalist Morality and Crimes Against Humanity 143
Richard W. Miller

9 Moral Dimensions of Four Ways of Getting Rid of Groups 163
James W. Nickel

10 Secession and Self-Determination: A Legal, Moral, and Political Analysis 176
Alfred P. Rubin

Afterword 198

Further Reading 200

Part Four The Aftermath of Collective Wrongdoing 203

11 Collective Responsibility. “Moral Luck,” and Reconciliation 205
David Cooper

12 Collective Remorse 216
Margaret Gilbert

13 Reparations to Native Americans? 236
J. Angelo Corlett

14 Transitional Justice and International Civil Society 270
David A. Crocker

Afterword 301

Further Reading 303

Index 305

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