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This book presents a clear and comprehensive introduction to the diverse and wide-ranging ethical aspects of war and peace. In a fair-minded and engaging analysis, Nigel Dower introduces the different ethical theories in traditional and contemporary debates - realism, just war theory and pacifism - and subjects each to detailed critical scrutiny. He frames these debates within a related but distinct framework of three approaches to international relations, namely skeptical realism, internationalism and cosmopolitanism. The book also identifies and evaluates two further important perspectives,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book presents a clear and comprehensive introduction to the diverse and wide-ranging ethical aspects of war and peace. In a fair-minded and engaging analysis, Nigel Dower introduces the different ethical theories in traditional and contemporary debates - realism, just war theory and pacifism - and subjects each to detailed critical scrutiny. He frames these debates within a related but distinct framework of three approaches to international relations, namely skeptical realism, internationalism and cosmopolitanism. The book also identifies and evaluates two further important perspectives, militarism and pacificism. Whilst analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of the different outlooks, Dower makes a strong case for a cosmopolitan pacificist position, arguing that we need to see peace in more positive terms than merely the absence of war. The book uses a wide range of examples from across the world and includes discussion of nuclear weapons, new wars, terrorism, humanitarian intervention and human security. Written as a textbook for students who have no prior knowledge of philosophical ethics, The Ethics of War and Peace is designed to help students understand and see the relevance of how a professional philosopher can engage ethically with the world. Each chapter contains a helpful survey of its contents at the beginning and a set of questions for individual reflection or group discussion at the end. This book will be essential reading for students of security studies, conflict resolution, peace studies, philosophy and political theory and anyone interested in the ethical questions which arise from the study of war and peace.
  • Produktdetails
  • War and Conflict in the Modern Nr.4
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons / POLITY PR
  • Seitenzahl: 224
  • Altersempfehlung: 1 bis 17 Jahre
  • Erscheinungstermin: August 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 228mm x 152mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 342g
  • ISBN-13: 9780745641683
  • ISBN-10: 0745641687
  • Artikelnr.: 26487493
Autorenporträt
Nigel Dower is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen.
Inhaltsangabe
Contents
Preface
Chapter 1: The Ethics of War and Peace: Preliminary Considerations
Introduction
What are War and Peace?
Classifications in the Ethics of War
Approaches to the Ethics of International Relations
The Three Traditional Approaches to the Ethics of War
Cosmopolitan Approaches
Two further Considerations concerning the Nature of Ethical Analysis
Survey of War/Peace Issues in the Modern Era
The Plan for the Rest of the Book
Chapter 2: Realism and Militarism
The Realist View of War
Sources of the Realist Approach
Militarism
Critique of Realism
Critique of Militarism
Chapter 3: Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism
Internationalism
Cosmopolitanism
Cosmopolitanism and Internationalism: some Contrasts
Further Considerations: Justifications of Internationalism
Further Considerations: Justifications of Cosmopolitanism
Chapter 4: The Justification of War
Just War and Tradition
Ius ad Bellum: more detailed Analysis and Justifications
What are the Issues raised by Ius in Bello?
A Note on Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism
Objections
Chapter 5: Pacifism, Nonviolence and the Way of Peace
Introduction
Nonviolence
Pacifism
The Way of Peace
Chapter 6: Peace and Pacificism
Peace
Pacificism
Criticisms of Pacificism
Chapter 7: Modern Issues
Nuclear War and Deterrence
Contemporary Wars
Terrorism
Humanitarian Intervention
Security and Human Security
Conclusion
The Main Goals of the Book
Religion, War and Peace
The Future
Bibliography
Rezensionen
"Nigel Dower has written a clear and thorough new guide to the crucial ethical questions of war and peace, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, and realism and idealism about the world we live in. His book is lively, learned, and engaged, and will be the perfect starting-point for all those wanting to think harder about these vital topical issues, whether they are students, academics, activists, or just concerned citizens."
Tim Chappell, Open University

"The Ethics of War and Peace provides a clear and comprehensive guide to perspectives on morality and the use of force. Analysing the 'conditions of peace' as well as the ethics of war, it offers a powerful defence of 'cosmopolitan pacificism'. This is a distinctive addition to the literature that can be warmly recommended to students of ethics and world politics."
Andrew Linklater, Aberystwyth University