Military Ethics

Military Ethics : An Introduction with Case Studies

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Military Ethics: An Introduction with Case Studies provides an accessible introduction to the ethical issues faced by today's junior and mid-ranking military personnel. Offering an exceptionally practical perspective, it includes more than fifty engaging case studies-personal, historical, and fictional accounts-that give students a birds-eye view of various real-world ethical dilemmas. Opening with an introduction to ethics and an overview of ethical
theory, the book goes on to discuss ethical problems related to: the use and misuse of power and authority; discrimination and proportionality in traditional conflicts, irregular wars, and humanitarian military interventions; supreme emergency, terrorism, and responses to terrorism; and much more.

Military Ethics is enhanced by suggestions for further reading, an abbreviation key, an extensive bibliography, and an appendix including a list of the international treaties that make up the Law of Armed Conflict. A companion website at www.oup.com/us/coleman features lecture notes, additional case studies, and discussion questions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 167 x 234 x 14mm | 503g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0199846294
  • 9780199846290
  • 609,765

Table of contents

1. INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS ETHICS? WHAT IS AN ETHICAL DECISION?; 2. ETHICAL THEORY: AN OVERVIEW; 3. PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, DUTIES, AND OBLIGATIONS; 4. JUST WAR THEORY: TRADITIONAL ISSUES OF JUS AD BELLUM; 5. JUST WAR THEORY: MODERN ISSUES OF JUS AD BELLUM; HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, INSURGENCY, AND COUNTER-INSURGENCY; 6. POWER AND AUTHORITY: GIVING AND FOLLOWING ORDERS; 7. DISCRIMINATION AND PROPORTIONALITY I: TRADITIONAL ISSUES OF JUS IN BELLO; 8. DISCRIMINATION AND PROPORTIONALITY II: JUS IN BELLO IN IRREGULAR WARS; 9. DISCRIMINATION AND PROPORTIONALITY III: JUS IN BELLO IN HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS; 10. ISSUES OF SURRENDER AND DETENTION; 11. SUPREME EMERGENCY, TERRORISM AND TORTURE; 12. CONCLUSION
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"I am quite excited about the possibility of using this book in the classroom. The case studies are one of the great glories of the book. They are judiciously chosen and thoughtfully and clearly presented. I would expect them to be extremely helpful in the classroom."--Richard D. Schoonhoven, United States Military Academy, West Point


"Military Ethics addresses a critical need in the pedagogical literature. By far the greatest advance is Coleman's approach to 'problem-based learning.' Each chapter begins with a range of short but engaging case studies that pose dilemmas of unquestionable significance and relevance for a military reader in any cultural setting."--George R. Lucas, Stockdale Center for Ethics and Leadership, U.S. Naval Academy


"The book is extremely thorough and well organized. The case studies are well chosen, illustrative, pertinent, and current."--Eric A. Heinze, University of Oklahoma


"This is a superb book that covers a wide range of issues. Cleverly designed, it will act as a first-class teaching tool that will generate classroom discussion. It should work superbly as a general-purpose text for all of us interested in military ethics."--Cian O'Driscoll, University of Glasgow
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About Stephen Coleman

Dr. Stephen Coleman is Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Leadership & Vincent Fairfax Foundation Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of NSW, Canberra, at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He is the author of one book (The Ethics of Artificial Uteruses: Implications for Reproduction and Abortion, Ashgate, 2004) and many papers in academic journals and edited collections on a diverse range of topics in applied ethics, including
military ethics, police ethics, medical ethics, and the practical applications of human rights.
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