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War, Conflict and Ethics

  1. Ethics and the Laws of War

    The Moral Justification of Legal Norms

    By Antony Lamb

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book is an examination of the permissions, prohibitions and obligations found in just war theory, and the moral grounds for laws concerning war. Pronouncing an action or course of actions to be prohibited, permitted or obligatory by just war theory does not thereby establish the moral grounds...

    Published May 12th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Armed Drones and the Ethics of War

    Military virtue in a post-heroic age

    By Christian Enemark

    Series: War, Conflict and Ethics

    This book assesses the ethical implications of using armed unmanned aerial vehicles (‘hunter-killer drones’) in contemporary conflicts. The American way of war is trending away from the heroic and towards the post-heroic, driven by a political preference for air-powered management of strategic...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Ethics, Norms and the Narratives of War

    Creating and Encountering the Enemy Other

    By Pamela Creed

    Series: War, Conflict and Ethics

    This book examines the ethics and values that render a war discourse normative, and features the stories of American soldiers who fought in the Iraq War to show how this narrative can change. The invasion of Iraq, launched in March 2003, was led by the United States under the now discredited claim...

    Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Civilians and Modern War

    Armed Conflict and the Ideology of Violence

    Edited by Daniel Rothbart, Karina Korostelina, Mohammed Cherkaoui

    Series: War, Conflict and Ethics

    This book explores the issue of civilian devastation in modern warfare, focusing on the complex processes that effectively establish civilians’ identity in times of war. Underpinning the physicality of war’s tumult are structural forces that create landscapes of civilian vulnerability. Such forces...

    Published March 18th 2012 by Routledge