The Ethics of War and Peace: An Introduction to Legal and Moral Issues (3rd Edition)

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A detailed overview and critical, philosophical analysis, this text surveys the historical development of just war reasoning, its incorporation into the international laws concerning when and how to wage war, and the specific shortcomings with existing laws and practices concerning the conduct of modern-day hostilities.

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Paul Christopher, a teacher who also served as a commissioned officer for over twenty-five years, has updated his classic, The Ethics of War and Peace. Christopher traces the historical development of just war reasoning, its incorporation into international laws concerning when and how to wage war, and certain shortcomings with existing laws and practices concerning the conduct of modern-day hostilities.

New to this Edition:
  • New chapter on terrorism and war.
  • Revised section on the Just War Tradition and weapons of mass destruction to reflect changes in technology.
  • New section on professional and humanitarian obligations, with special focus on the role of the United Nations.

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