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Targeted killings : law and morality in an asymmetrical world

Author: Claire Oakes Finkelstein; Jens David Ohlin; Andrew Altman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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The controversy surrounding targeted killings represents a crisis of conscience for policymakers, lawyers and philosophers grappling with the moral and legal limits of the war on terror. This text examines the legal and philosophical issues raised by government efforts to target suspected terrorists.
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Targeted killings.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012933286
(OCoLC)757147167
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Oakes Finkelstein; Jens David Ohlin; Andrew Altman
ISBN: 9780191625893 0191625892 9780191738975 0191738972
OCLC Number: 806038986
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 496 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction / Andrew Altman --
Rebutting the civilian presumption : playing whack-a-mole without a mallet? / Mark "Max" Maxwell --
Targeting co-belligerents / Jens David Ohlin --
Can just war theory justify targeted killing? : three possible models / Daniel Statman --
Justifying targeted killing with a neutral principle? / Jeremy Waldron --
Targeted killing : murder, combat or law enforcement? / Jeff McMahan --
Targeted killing as preemptive action / Claire Finkelstein --
The privilege of belligerancy and formal declarations of war / Richard V. Meyer --
Going medieval : targeted killing, self-defense and the jus ad bellum regime / Craig Martin --
Imminence in justified targeted killings / Russell Christopher --
Defending defensive targeted killings / Phillip Montague --
The importance of criteria-based reasoning in targeted killing decisions / Amos N. Guiora --
Are targeted killings unlawful? : a case study in empirical claims without empirical evidence / Gregory S. McNeal --
Operation Neptune Spear : was killing Bin Laden a legitimate military objective? / Kevin H. Govern --
Efficiency in bello and ad bellum : making use of the force too easy? / Kenneth Anderson --
Targeted killing in war and peace : a philosophical analysis / Fernando R. Tesón --
Targeted killings and the morality of hard choices / Michael S. Moore --
Targeted killing and the strategic use of self-defense / Leo Katz.
Responsibility: edited by Claire Finkelstein, Jens David Ohlin, Andrew Altman.
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