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Book review: the ethics of armed conflict: a cosmopolitan just war theory by John W. Lango

Leveringhaus, Alexander (2014) Book review: the ethics of armed conflict: a cosmopolitan just war theory by John W. Lango. LSE Review of Books (04 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Just war theory exists to stop armies and countries from using armed force without good cause. But how can we judge whether a war is just? In this book John W. Lango aims to develop a set of cosmopolitan just war principles for all forms of armed conflict, arguing that the more traditional state-centric just war theory should be both globalised and democratised. Alexander Leveringhaus finds some interesting insights here and recommends the book to researchers in political and moral philosophy, but finds that it lacks some elegance in prose as there is a fair amount of repetition.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 10:26
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74528

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