The Price of Peace: Just War in the Twenty-first Century

By: Charles Reed and David Ryall (eds.); Foreword By Richard Dannatt

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Lively political and public debates on war and morality have been a feature of the post-Cold War world. The Price of Peace argues that a re-examination of the just war tradition is therefore required. The authors suggest that despite fluctuations and transformations in international politics, the just war tradition continues to be relevant. However they argue that it needs to be reworked to respond to the new challenges to international security represented by the end of the Cold War and the impact of terrorism. With an interdisciplinary and transatlantic approach, this volume provides a dialogue between theological, political, military and public actors. By articulating what a reconstituted just war tradition might mean in practice, it also aims to assist policy-makers and citizens in dealing with the ethical dilemmas of war. • An accessible examination of what the notion of a 'just war' means in the modern world, in the context of mass terrorism, rogue states and the Iraq War • A distinguished group of academics (politics, philosophy and theology), and practitioners (soldiers, church people, civil servants, lawyers) provide a major statement on the moral status of war • Will interest an academic audience but also those from religious communities, the military and policy-makers interested in foreign policy and defence issues Contents Foreword Richard Dannatt; 1. Introduction Charles Reed and David Ryall; Part I. A Framework for Ethical Decision Making: State and Civil Society-Based Approaches: 2. The development of just war thinking in the post-Cold War world: an American perspective George Weigel; 3. Is there a European approach to war? William Wallace; 4. Between development and doubt: the recent career of just war doctrine in British churches Nigel Biggar; 5. Just war thinking in recent American religious debate over military force James Turner Johnson; Part II. Responding Justly to New Threats: 6. Humanitarian intervention David Fisher; 7. Terrorism Jean Bethke Elshtain; 8. Rogue regimes, WMD and hyper-terrorism: Augustine and Aquinas meet Chemical Ali Paul Schulte; 9. Moral versus legal imperatives Frank Berman; Part III. Fighting Wars Justly: 10. The ethics of 'effects-based' warfare: the crowding out of jus in bello? Paul Cornish; 11. The just conduct of war against radical Islamic terror and insurgencies Terrence K. Kelly; Part IV. Securing Peace Justly: 12. Justice after war and the international common good John Langan; 13. Conditions for jus in pace in the face of the future Gwyn Prins; 14. From just war to just peace Mary Kaldor; Part V. Concluding Reflections: 15. A US political perspective Michael O. Wheeler; 16. A British political perspective Michael Quinlan; 17. An American military ethicist's perspective Shannon E. French; 18. A British theological perspective Richard Harries. Printed Pages: 358.

Title: The Price of Peace: Just War in the Twenty-first Century

Author Name: Charles Reed and David Ryall (eds.); Foreword By Richard Dannatt

Categories: Religion,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2007

ISBN: 0521677858

ISBN 13: 9780521677851

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Brand New

Size: 228 x 152 Mm

Seller ID: 018577

Keywords: War