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Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War

Just war theory in the twenty-first century

Edited by: Fritz Allhoff , Nicholas G. Evans , Adam Henschke

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  June  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415539340
eBook ISBN: 9780203107164
Adobe ISBN: 9781136261008

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Book description

This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary extensions and alternatives to the just war tradition in the field of the ethics of war.

The modern history of just war has typically assumed the primacy of four particular elements: jus ad bellum, jus in bello, the state actor, and the solider. This book will put these four elements under close scrutiny, and will explore how they fare given the following challenges:

• What role do the traditional elements of jus ad bellum and jus in bello—and the constituent principles that follow from this distinction—play in modern warfare? Do they adequately account for a normative theory of war?

• What is the role of the state in warfare? Is it or should it be the primary actor in just war theory?

• Can a just war be understood simply as a response to territorial aggression between state actors, or should other actions be accommodated under legitimate recourse to armed conflict?

• Is the idea of combatant qua state-employed soldier a valid ethical characterization of actors in modern warfare?

• What role does the technological backdrop of modern warfare play in understanding and realizing just war theories?

Over the course of three key sections, the contributors examine these challenges to the just war tradition in a way that invigorates existing discussions and generates new debate on topical and prospective issues in just war theory.

This book will be of great interest to students of just war theory, war and ethics, peace and conflict studies, philosophy and security studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Can Soldiers be Expected to Know Whether Their War is Just?  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Is Just War Theory Obsolete? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Just War Theory Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The moral foundations of the jus ad bellum/jus in bello distinction Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Jus Ad Vim and the Just Use of Lethal Force-Short-of-War  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Revisionist Just War Theory and The Real World Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Place of Jus Post Bellum in Just War Considerations Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Jus Post Bellum  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Reasonable Chance of Success Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Post-War Policy Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Soft Power, Public Diplomacy and Just War Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Rethinking Legitimate Authority Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Fighting the Humanitarian War Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Peacekeeper Violence Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The War on Terror and the Ethics of Exceptionalism  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Just War Theory and Counterterrorism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Punitive Warfare, Counterterrorism, and Jus ad Bellum  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Re-Evaluating the Status of Noncombatants in Just War Theory and Terrorism  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Endangering Soldiers and the Problem of Private Military Contractors Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Agency of Child Soldiers Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Emerging Technologies and Just War Theory  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Minimizing Harm to Combatants Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Educational Implications of the Potential for Hostile Applications of Advances in Neuroscience Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Unmanned Drones and the Ethics of War Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Autonomous Robots and the Future of Just war Theory  Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Killing in War Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Jus in Silico  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Understanding Just Cause in Cyberwarfare  Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Perfidy in Cyberwarfare  Download PDF
Introduction_Not_just_wars_expansions Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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