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Humane warfare

Author: Christopher Coker
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In its attempt to humanise modernity the West is also trying to humanise war. This text asks whether the attempt can succeed or whether the West is deluding itself, not its enemies, in thinking that war can ever be made humane.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Coker
ISBN: 0415255759 9780415255752 0415255767 9780415255769
OCLC Number: 45917091
Description: vi, 170 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Humanising war --
War and the renunciation of cruelty --
The redundancy of courage --
War without hatred --
The humane warrior --
Zoning the planet --
Humane war and the moral imagination.
Responsibility: Christopher Coker.
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This highly controversial and cutting-edge book asks whether the attempts to make war 'virtual' or 'virtuous' can succeed and whether the West is deluding itself (not its enemies) in thinking that  Read more...

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'In this challenging work, Chris Coker tackles directly one of the fundamental dilemmas facing the West today; how to reconcile the inhumanity of war with the desire to fight a humane war. The result Read more...

 
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