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Author Lango, John W., author.

Title The ethics of armed conflict : a cosmopolitan just war theory / John W. Lango.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 246 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-238) and index.
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Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Just war theory -- 3. Moral theory -- 4. Theory of action -- 5. Just cause -- 6. Last resort -- 7. Last resort and noncombatant immunity -- 8. Proportionality and authority -- 9. All things considered.
Language English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Summary Just war theory exists to stop armies and countries from using armed force without good cause. But how can we judge whether a war is just? In this original book, John W. Lango takes some distinctive approaches to the ethics of armed conflict. A revisionist approach that involves generalising traditional just war principles, so that they are applicable by all sorts of responsible agents to all forms of armed conflict A cosmopolitan approach that features the Security Council A preventive approach that emphasises alternatives to armed force, including negotiation, nonviolent action and peacekeeping missions A human rights approach that encompasses not only armed humanitarian intervention but also armed invasion, armed revolution and all other forms of armed conflict Lango shows how these can be applied to all forms of armed conflict, however large or small: from interstate wars to UN peacekeeping missions, and from civil wars counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations. Key Features. Discusses the just cause, last resort, proportionality and non-combatant immunity principles in depth Considers topics including moral dilemmas, legitimate authority, deterrence, escalation, intelligence, drone strikes, no-fly zones and peace agreements Draws on recent real-world cases such as Afghanistan, Darfur, Libya and South Sudan
Subject War -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Political science and theory.
Politics and government.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom.
War -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst01170352
Armed conflicts.
Just war.
Military ethics.
Indexed Term Political Science & Theory
International relations
Human Rights
Armed Conflict
War & defence
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lango, John W. Ethics of armed conflict. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014] 9780748645756 (OCoLC)868078588
ISBN 9780748645763 (electronic bk.)
0748645764 (electronic bk.)
9781306465311 (electronic bk.)
1306465311 (electronic bk.)
9780748645749 (pbk.)
0748645748 (pbk.)
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