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Ethics as a weapon of war : militarism and morality in Israel

Author: James Eastwood
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What role does ethics play in modern-day warfare? Is it possible for ethics and militarism to exist hand-in-hand? James Eastwood examines the Israeli military and its claim to be 'the most moral army in the world'. This claim has been strongly contested by human rights bodies and international institutions in their analysis of recent military engagements in the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon. Yet at the same time,
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Genre/Form: Rules
Rules and practice
Interviews
Named Person: Israel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Eastwood
ISBN: 9781108415231 1108415237
OCLC Number: 1000150564
Description: xiii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Most Moral Army in the World'; 1. Militarising the Ethical Turn; 2. 'The Spirit of the IDF'; 3. 'Keeping a Human Image': Teaching Military Ethics in the IDF; 4. 'Meaningful Service': Ethics and Pedagogy at Pre-military Academies in Israel; 5. Between Guilt and Anxiety: Collecting Testimony in Breaking the Silence; 6. 'Creating a Moral Conversation': The Public Activism of Breaking the Silence; Conclusion: Towards an Anti-militarist Ethics.
Responsibility: James Eastwood, Queen Mary University of London.

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This book examines theories of morality and ethics in war through a comprehensive study of the Israel Defence Forces. It will appeal to researchers and students exploring military ethics and Israeli  Read more...

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