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Author Fixdal, Mona.

Title Just peace : how wars should end / Mona Fixdal
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 257 pages)
Contents Theoretical Foundations -- Outcomes to Secessionist Wars -- Outcomes to Territorial Wars -- Outcomes to Wars over Government
Summary "How should wars end? What outcomes are morally acceptable, and what ways of making peace should participants and observers find distasteful? Drawing on many of the wars and peaces of recent decades--wars whose muddled conduct and courses have already reshaped the political theory of warfare--this book offers a persuasive new perspective on postwar justice. It argues that wars should end in "a better state of peace," a peace stabler and more just than the one before the war began. It asks: When should a war of secession end in the founding of a new country? What is a right outcome to a war fought for territory? And what kinds of political institutions can both protect vital political rights and nourish stability once the fighting ends? This lucid and groundbreaking book explores the outer limits of the idea that it is worth paying almost any price for peace"--Provided by publisher
Drawing on many of the wars and peaces of recent decades, this book offers a persuasive new perspective on postwar justice. In her analysis wars of succession, wars for territory, and the political institutions that precede and follow wars, Fixdal explores the outer limits of the idea that it is worth paying almost any price for peace
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Peace -- Political aspects.
Peace-building.
Politics and war.
Strategy.
War -- Case studies.
War -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137092866 (electronic bk.)
9781137092861 (electronic bk.)
(print)