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Just war and political judgment

Brown, Chris (2013) Just war and political judgment. In: Lang, Anthony F., O’Driscoll, Cian and Williams, John, (eds.) Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice. Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 25-48. ISBN 9781589019966

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to defend the position that while the categories associated with just war thinking may help us to exercise judgment in particular cases, we should avoid just war theorizing altogether. The intended distinction here is best, if somewhat crudely, summarized by saying that whereas those who look to just war theory expect to be given answers, those who prefer to talk of just war thinking hope to discover good questions. In the first case, the expectation is that just war theory properly applied will tell us whether a particular war, or a particular action in...

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/
Additional Information: © 2013 Georgetown University Press
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2013 10:19
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 01:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/45060

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