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Author Murphy, James G., 1953-

Title War's ends : human rights, international order, and the ethics of peace / James G. Murphy
Published Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2014]
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Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 1 War and Moral Theory; CHAPTER 2 The Goods of Peace; CHAPTER 3 Good Authority; CHAPTER 4 Just Cause; CHAPTER 5 Intention; CHAPTER 6 Succeeding; CHAPTER 7 Last Resort; CHAPTER 8 Proportionality; Conclusion; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Before military action, and even before mobilization, the decision on whether to go to war is debated by politicians, pundits, and the public. As they address the right or wrong of such action, it is also a time when, in the language of the just war tradition, the wise would deeply investigate their true claim to jus ad bellum (""the right of war""). Wars have negative consequences, not the least impinging on human life, and offer infrequent and uncertain benefits, yet war is part of the human condition. James G. Murphy's insightful analysis of the jus ad bellum criteria-competent authority, j
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Just war doctrine.
Security, International -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1626160287 (electronic bk)
9781626160286 (electronic bk)