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The just war tradition is central to the practice of international relations, in questions of war, peace, and the conduct of war in the contemporary world, but surprisingly few scholars have questioned the authority of the tradition as a source of moral guidance for modern statecraft. Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice brings together many of the most important contemporary writers on just war to consider questions of authority surrounding the just war tradition.

Authority is critical in two key senses. First, it is central to framing the ethical debate about the justice or injustice of war, raising questions about the universality of just war and the tradition's relationship to religion, law, and democracy. Second, who has the legitimate authority to make just-war claims and declare and prosecute war? Such authority has traditionally been located in the sovereign state, but non-state and supra-state claims to legitimate authority have become increasingly important over the last twenty years as the just war tradition has been used to think about multilateral military operations, terrorism, guerrilla warfare, and sub-state violence. The chapters in this collection, organized around these two dimensions, offer a compelling reassessment of the authority issue's centrality in how we can, do, and ought to think about war in contemporary global politics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-C
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  1. Title page, copyright PAge
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: The Just War Tradition and the Practice of Political Authority
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. PART I: THE PRACTICE OF AUTHORITY
  2. pp. 17-18
  1. 1 The Right to Use Armed Force: Sovereignty, Responsibility, and the Common Good
  2. pp. 19-34
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  1. 2 Just War and Political Judgment
  2. pp. 35-48
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  1. 3 Natural Flourishing as the Normative Ground of Just War: A Christian View
  2. pp. 49-62
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  1. 4 ‘‘Not in My Name’’? Legitimate Authority and Liberal Just War theory
  2. pp. 63-80
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  1. 5 The Inseparability of Gender Hierarchy, the Just War Tradition, and Authorizing War
  2. pp. 81-96
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  1. 6 Legitimate Authority and the War against Al-Qaeda
  2. pp. 97-114
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  1. 7 Problems of Legitimacy within the Just War Tradition and International Law
  2. pp. 115-134
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  1. 8 Narrative Authority
  2. pp. 135-154
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  1. PART II: AUTHORITY IN PRACTICE
  2. pp. 155-156
  1. 9 Culpability and Punishment in Classical Theories of Just War
  2. pp. 157-180
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  1. 10 The Necessity of "Right Intent" for Justifiably Waging War
  2. pp. 181-196
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  1. 11 Revenge, Affect, and Just War
  2. pp. 197-212
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  1. 12 Just War and Guerilla War
  2. pp. 213-230
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  1. 13 Bugsplat: US Standing Rules of Engagement, International Humanitarian Law, Military Necessity, and Noncombatant Immunity
  2. pp. 231-250
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  1. 14 Just War and Military Education and Training
  2. pp. 251-264
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  1. PART III: THE TRIUMPH OF JUST WAR?
  2. pp. 265-266
  1. 15 The Triumph of Just War Theory and Imperial Overstretch
  2. pp. 267-282
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  1. 16 The Wager Lost by Winning? On the ‘‘Triumph’’ of the Just War Tradition
  2. pp. 283-298
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  1. Conclusion: Reclaiming the Just War Tradition for International Political Theory
  2. pp. 299-304
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 305-310
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 311-328
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781589016811
Related ISBN
9781589019966
MARC Record
OCLC
856929711
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2013-11-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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