The Prism of Just War: Asian and Western Perspectives on the Legitimate Use of Military Force

The Prism of Just War: Asian and Western Perspectives on the Legitimate Use of Military Force

by Howard M. Hensel

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Overview

Through a careful examination of religious and philosophical literature, the contributors to the volume analyze, compare and assess diverse Western, Islamic, Hindu and East Asian perspectives concerning the appropriate criteria that should govern the decision to resort to the use of armed force and, once that decision is made, what constraints should govern the actual conduct of military operations. In doing so, the volume promotes a better understanding of the various ways in which diverse peoples and societies within the global community approach the question of what constitutes the legitimate use of military force as an instrument of policy in the resolution of conflicts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317019084
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/03/2016
Series: Justice, International Law and Global Security
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 292
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Howard M. Hensel, Air War College, USA

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I The Western Just War Tradition: The Greco-Roman roots of the Western just war tradition, Gregory A Raymond; Christian belief and Western just war thought, Howard M. Hensel; Early modern perspectives on Western just war thought, Tyler Rauert. Part II The Concept of Just War in Southwest and South Asian Thought: Sunni Islam and the regulation of war, John Kelsay; Shi'i perspectives on war, Valerie Morkevicius; Hindu perspectives on war, Valerie Morkevicius. Part III The Concept of Just War in East Asian Thought: The Chinese concept of righteous war, David A. Graff; Japanese perceptions of just war, Edward A. Olsen; Korean perceptions of just war, Edward A. Olsen; Conclusion; Index.


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