Just war thinking : morality and pragmatism in the struggle against contemporary threats (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Just war thinking : morality and pragmatism in the struggle against contemporary threats

Author: Eric Patterson
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Just War Thinking reconsiders the intersection between morality and pragmatics in foreign policy and modern warfare. The book criticizes the quasi-pacifism of most formal just war scholarship, reconceptualizes a minimal, realistic "just war thinking" framework for exploring foreign and military policy options, and evaluates the usefulness of this approach by investigating contemporary cases such as the war on  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Patterson, Eric, 1971-
Just war thinking.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)608380290
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Patterson
ISBN: 9780739119006 0739119001
OCLC Number: 165478843
Description: x, 131 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Old wars vs. new wars: the challenges of the 21st century --
The triumphs, and failings, of just war thinking --
Political responsibility and the decision to go to war --
Fighting to win: the nexus of morality and practicality --
Finishing well: security and punishment at wars end --
Public opinion, postmoderism, and supernational governance: challenges for new thinking on just war.
Responsibility: Eric Patterson.
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"Just War Thinking reconsiders the intersection between morality and pragmatics in foreign policy and modern warfare. The book criticizes the quasi-pacifism of most formal just war scholarship, reconceptualizes a minimal, realistic "just war thinking" framework for exploring foreign and military policy options, and evaluates the usefulness of this approach by investigating contemporary cases such as the war on terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq, the call for assassination of political leaders, and military humanitarian intervention."--Jacket.

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His familiarity with the body of just war literature and his unconventional approach to the question make his contribution worthy of critical engagement. Recommended. * CHOICE * Eric Patterson's Read more...

 
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