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Sparing civilians

Author: Seth Lazar
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Killing civilians is worse than killing soldiers. If any moral principle commands near universal assent, this one does. It is written into every major historical and religious tradition that has addressed armed conflict. It is uncompromisingly inscribed in international law. It underpins and informs public discussion of conflict-we always ask first how many civilians died? And it guides political practice, at least  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Lazar
ISBN: 9780198712985 0198712987
OCLC Number: 912277787
Description: x, 158 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Killing civilians is worse than killing soldiers --
Necessity --
Opportunistic and eliminative killing --
Risky killing --
Vulnerability and defenselessness --
Combatant non-immunity --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Seth Lazar.
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Killing civilians is worse than killing soldiers. Few moral principles have been more widely and viscerally affirmed. But in recent years it has faced a rising tide of dissent. Seth Lazar aims to  Read more...

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