Journal article icon

Journal article

Proportionality: Lessons from the Somme

Abstract:

In “just war” thinking, proportionality is a criterion both of going to war and of fighting in it. This article uses the Battle of the Somme—a byword for immorally profligate warfare—to consider how proportionality should be understood. Its reaches six conclusions: first, a very large number of casualties is not in itself disproportionate; second, the proportionality of a particular military operation depends on the moral standing of the larger belligerency to which it belongs; third, aptness...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

Actions


Access Document


Files:
Publisher copy:
10.5325/soundings.101.3.0193

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Theology Faculty; Theology and Religion Faculty
Publisher:
Penn State University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Soundings Journal website
Volume:
101
Issue:
3
Pages:
193-193
Publication date:
2018-08-24
Acceptance date:
2018-06-08
DOI:
EISSN:
0038-1861
ISSN:
0038-1861
Pubs id:
pubs:911087
URN:
uri:1fbe4188-08a9-40ec-8ff0-f044ded629fe
UUID:
uuid:1fbe4188-08a9-40ec-8ff0-f044ded629fe
Local pid:
pubs:911087

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP