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In defence of just war: Christian tradition, controversies, and cases

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This article presents four controversial issues that are raised by the articulation of just war thinking in my book, In Defence of War (2013, 2014): the conception of just war as punitive, the penultimate nature of the authority of international law, the morality of national interest, and the elasticity of the requirement of proportionality. It then proceeds to illustrate the interpretation of some of the criteria of just war in terms of three topical cases: Britain’s belligerency against Ger...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.3384/de-ethica.2001-8819.15215

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Theology Faculty, Theology and Religion Faculty
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press Publisher's website
Journal:
De Ethica: A Journal of Philosophical, Theological and Applied Ethics Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
5-17
Publication date:
2015-05-05
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EISSN:
2001-8819
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uuid:5c179f56-45e2-4a3d-9b3a-792a52cc545d
Source identifiers:
620173
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pubs:620173
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