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Just War Theory: A Reappraisal

Mark Evans


Despite the millennial hopes for peace harboured by so many, the opening years of the twenty-first century have seen the morality of war remain urgently central to political argument around the world. The just war tradition has provided one of the most beguiling frameworks for the question of when it is right to go to war, and how war ought to be conducted. However, criticisms of it are as old as the tradition itself and many now claim that the nature of contemporary warfare has made it redundant. This book addresses the criticisms and explores new angles to just war thinking, analysing its pr ... More

Keywords: Morality, Justice, War, Peace, Justification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780748620746
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Evans, editor