Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War: Just War Theory in the 21st Century

Routledge (2013)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

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.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 89,685

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

A 21st century philosophical handbook for living.Paul Courtright Whyte - 1973 - [Appleton, Wis.,: Printed by Graphic Communications Center.
Medical ethics at the dawn of the 21st century.Raphael Cohen-Almagor (ed.) - 2000 - New York: New York Academy of Sciences.
Ethics and problems of the 21st century.Leslie Pickering Francis - 1980 - Environmental Ethics 2 (4):373-378.
The Role of Ethics in 21st Century Organizations.William H. Bishop - 2013 - Journal of Business Ethics 118 (3):635-637.

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-09-09

Downloads
32 (#426,463)

6 months
5 (#242,735)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author Profiles

Fritz Allhoff, J.D., Ph.D.
Western Michigan University
Nicholas Evans
Australian National University

Citations of this work

Just Cause and 'Right Intention'.Uwe Steinhoff - 2014 - Journal of Military Ethics 13 (1):32-48.
Editorial.Nir Eisikovits - 2015 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 62 (145):1-4.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Terrorism: A Philosophical Enquiry.Anne Schwenkenbecher - 2012 - Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Add more references