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Just Warriors, Inc. : the ethics of privatized force

Author: Deane-Peter Baker
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2011.
Series: Think now.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Just Warriors, Inc., philosopher and ethicist Deane-Peter Baker argues that, contrary to popular assumptions, a compelling moral and philosophical case can be made in favour of the ongoing utilization of the services that these {u2018}private warriors{u2019} offer. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in moving beyond the hyperbole and exploring in depth the real questions that should be asked about the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deane-Peter Baker
ISBN: 9781441111722 1441111727 9781441134172 1441134174
OCLC Number: 529958022
Description: x, 226 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: On sheepdogs (or, the warrior's honour) --
What the heck is a mercenary anyway? --
The private warrior's virtue --
The right to fight --
The right to be wrong --
Contracting and delegation --
Command and control --
The responsibility to protect --
Contractors to the rescue.
Series Title: Think now.
Other Titles: Just Warriors, Incorporated
Responsibility: Deane-Peter Baker.

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A philosophical exploration of the moral issues raised by the use of private military contractors in war. It argues that, contrary to popular assumptions, a compelling moral and philosophical case  Read more...

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