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American and international involvement in war-torn regions such as Bosnia and Somalia has come under increasing scrutiny by politicians and scholars. Here, two distinguished philosophers debate military intervention from just-war and pacifist perspectives. Describing the range of values and issues facing governments as they consider intervening in the affairs of other nations, each scholar makes his case and then responds to the opposing argument.

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Balanced and provocative analyses by two leading philosophers of war and peace. -- Robert L. Holmes, University of Rochester Clear, forceful, and engaged debate. -- James Turner Johnson, professor of religion, Rutgers University, author of Morality and Contemporary Warfare and other works on the ideas of just war This is a fine book; it outlines the basic positons very well; shows the relevance to an important comtemporary issue; and shows the continuing vitality of ehics and the essential theories-for ' the more things change, the more they stay the same.' -- John Hittinger, U.S. Air Force Academy * Ethics and International Affairs * This book, rich with philosophical reflections and provocative statements, must be taken into account by anyone undertaking comprehensive research on humanitarian intervention. -- Vesselin Popovski, INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING
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American and international involvement in war-torn regions such as Bosnia and Somalia has come under increasing scrutiny by politicians and scholars. Here, two distinguished philosophers debate military intervention from just-war and pacifist perspectives. Describing the range of values and issues facing governments as they consider intervening in the affairs of other nations, each scholar makes his case and then responds to the opposing argument. Offering a clear treatment of the issue, this book provides a valuable overview for the student of social and political theory, ethics, international affairs, and peace and justice studies.

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  • PublisherRowman & Littlefield
  • Publication date1995
  • ISBN 10 0847681424
  • ISBN 13 9780847681426
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages116

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