The essays in The Future of Just War seek to reorient the tradition around its core concerns of preventing the unjust use of force by states and limiting the harm inflicted on vulnerable populations such as civilian noncombatants. The pursuit of these challenges involves both a reclaiming of traditional Just War principles from those who would push it toward greater permissiveness with respect to war, as well as the application of Just War principles to emerging issues, such as the growing use of robotics in war or the privatization of force. These essays share a commitment to the idea that the tradition is more about a rigorous application of Just War principles than the satisfaction of a checklist of criteria to be met before waging “just” war in the service of national interest.
|Publisher:||University of Georgia Press|
|Series:||Studies in Security and International Affairs Series , #12|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
CARON E. GENTRY is a lecturer at the School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews. She is the author of Offering Hospitality: Questioning Christian Approaches to War and, with Laura Sjoberg, coauthor of Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women’s Violence in Global Politics, and coeditor of Women, Gender, and Terrorism (Georgia).
Amy E. Eckert (Editor)
AMY E. ECKERT is an associate professor of political science at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is coeditor of the essay collection Rethinking the 21st Century: “New” Problems, “Old” Solutions.
Table of Contents
Introduction Caron E. Gentry Amy E. Eckert 1
Section 1 Jus ad Bellum
Chapter 1 Epistemic Bias: Legitimate Authority and Politically Violent Nonstate Actors Caron E. Gentry 17
Chapter 2 Strategizing in an Era of Conceptual Change: Security, Sanctioned Violence, and New Military Roles Kimberly A. Hudson Dan Henk 30
Chapter 3 Is Just Intervention Morally Obligatory? Luke Glanville 48
Chapter 4 Private Military Companies and the Reasonable Chance of Success Amy E. Eckert 62
Section 2 Jus in Bello
Chapter 5 Postheroic U.S. Warfare and the Moral Justification for Killing in War Sebastian Kaempf 79
Chapter 6 From Smart to Autonomous Weapons: Confounding Territoriality and Moral Agency Brent J. Steele Eric A. Heinze 98
Chapter 7 An Alternative to Nuclear Weapons? Proportionality, Discrimination, and the Conventional Global Strike Program Alexa Royden 115
Chapter 8 Rethinking Intention and Double Effect Harry D. Gould 130
Chapter 9 Just War without Civilians Laura Sjoberg 148
Section 3 Jus post Bellum
Chapter 10 Jus post Bellum: Justice in the Aftermath of War Robert E. Williams Jr. 167