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The role of distinction, necessity and proportionality in Afghan civilians' attitudes towards wartime harm

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How do civilians react to being harmed in war? Existing studies argue that civilian casualties are strategically costly because civilian populations punish a belligerent who kills civilians and support the latter's opponent. Relying on eighty-seven semi-structured interviews with victims of coalition attacks in Afghanistan, this article shows that moral principles inform civilians’ attitudes toward their own harming. Their attitudes may therefore vary with the perceived circumstances of an at...

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Publication status:
Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0892679419000376

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5872-5018
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Ethics and International Affairs More from this journal
Volume:
33
Issue:
3
Pages:
315-342
Publication date:
2019-09-06
Acceptance date:
2019-06-05
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ISSN:
1747-7093
Pubs id:
pubs:1010879
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uuid:231fc842-fdd9-47b2-a013-00fdaa247e03
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pubs:1010879
Source identifiers:
1010879
Deposit date:
2019-08-02

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