Just and Unjust Warriors : The Moral and Legal Status of Soldiers
just or unjust-against a set of striking new arguments. These arguments challenge the idea that there is a separation between the rules governing the justice of going to war (the jus ad bellum) and the rules governing what combatants can do in war (the jus in bello). If ad bellum and in bello
rules are connected in the way these new arguments suggest, then many aspects of just war theory and laws of war would have to be rethought and perhaps reformed.
This book contains eleven original and closely argued essays by leading figures in the ethics and laws of war and provides an authoritative treatment of this important new debate. The essays both challenge and defend many deeply held convictions: about the liability of soldiers for crimes of aggression, about the nature and justifi ability of terrorism, about the relationship between law and morality, the relationship between soldiers and states, and the relationship between the ethics of war
and the ethics of ordinary life.
This book is a project of the Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War.
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 157 x 234 x 15mm | 418g
- 17 Oct 2010
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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About David Rodin
Philosophical Association Sharp Prize, and is co-editor of The Ethics of War: Shared Problems in Different Traditions (Ashgate, 2006), and of Preemption (OUP 2007).
Henry Shue is Senior Research Fellow Emeritus at Merton College, Oxford; from 2002-2007 he was Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Best known for Basic Rights (Princeton, 1980; 2nd Ed., 1996), he has written a number of highly influential articles including "Torture" (1978), "Exporting Hazards" (1981), "Mediating Duties" (1988), "Subsistence Emissions and Luxury Emissions" (1993), "War" (2003), and "Limiting Sovereignty" (2004). He continues
to write on the ethical aspects of climate change and war, with a book called Limiting War currently in progress.