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ISBN: 0745632823 / ISBN-13: 9780745632827

Just Wars: From Cicero to Iraq

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  • Just Wars: From Cicero to Iraq (Polity Press) – Hardcover (2006)
    by Alex Bellamy

    Just Wars: From Cicero to Iraq

    Hardcover, Polity Press
    2006
    English
    280 pages

    ISBN: 0745632823
    ISBN-13: 9780745632827

    In what circumstances is it legitimate to use force? How should force be used? These are two of the most crucial questions confronting world politics today. The Just War tradition provides a set of criteria which political leaders and soldiers use to defend and rationalize war. This book explores the evolution of thinking about just wars and examines its role in shaping contemporary judgements about the use of force, from grand strategic issues of whether states have a right to pre-emptive self-defence, to the minutiae of ... Show more

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