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Author Johnson, James Turner.

Title Morality & contemporary warfare / James Turner Johnson.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1999.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  172.42 J67M    Check Shelf
Description ix, 259 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-255) and index.
Contents Politics, power, and the international order -- Conditions for just resort to armed force: just cause, competent authority, and right intention in historical and contemporary context -- The question of intervention -- War against noncombatants -- Conflicts inflamed by cultural difference -- War crimes and reconciliation after conflict -- Conclusion: reshaping and affirming a consensus on the purposes and limits of war.
Summary "When is the use of military force by a nation morally justified? Why has the long accepted moral requirement to protect civilians from intentional attack eroded in recent years? How can the tendency toward unrestrained warfare between parties with major cultural differences be controlled? In this book, James Turner Johnson refocuses the moral analysis of war on the real problems of today's armed conflicts. Moral debates about nuclear war and annihilation fail to address the problems of actual contemporary uses of military force, Johnson argues. We must address the type of armed conflict that has emerged at the end of the twentieth century: local wars - often inflamed by historical, ethnic, or religious animosities and usually fought with conventional weapons that can be carried by individual fighters."--Jacket.
Subject War -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
89.83 warfare. (NL-LeOCL)077609239
Low-intensity conflicts (Military science) (OCoLC)fst01003219
War -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst01170352
Ethik (DE-588)4015602-3
Krieg (DE-588)4033114-3
Politische Ethik (DE-588)4129503-1
Gerechter Krieg (DE-588)4136037-0
Intervention Völkerrecht (DE-588)4197565-0
Kriegführung (DE-588)4073817-6
Kriegsrecht Völkerrecht (DE-588)4165706-8
Legitimität (DE-588)4035043-5
Militärische Intervention (DE-588)4027497-4
Ethische aspecten.
Guerra (aspectos morais e éticos)
Conflitos internacionais.
Added Title Morality and contemporary warfare
ISBN 0300078374 (alk. paper)
9780300078374 (alk. paper)
0300091044 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780300091045 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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