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The ethics of peace and war : from state security to world community

Author: Iain Atack
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2005.
Series: Edinburgh studies in world ethics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at three key theories which have implications for the role of ethics in war and armed conflict: cosmopolitanism; internationalism; and political realism. It argues for the appropriateness of cosmopolitanism above the other two general theories.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Atack
ISBN: 0748615253 9780748615254 0748622454 9780748622450
OCLC Number: 60514178
Description: ix, 173 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
pt. I. International politics and the morality of peace and war --
2. Political realism and state violence --
3. Internationalism and the rule of law --
4. Cosmopolitanism and armed conflict --
pt. II. Ethical approaches to peace and war --
5. Just war and the state --
6. The politics of pacifism --
pt. III. Cosmopolitan strategies --
7. Post-modern war --
8. Human security, human rights and human development --
9. Humanitarian intervention, cosmopolitanism and pacifism --
10. Peacebuilding and international conflict management --
11. Conclusion.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in world ethics.
Responsibility: Iain Atack.
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