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Ethics and Foreign Intervention

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ISBN13: 9780521810746
ISBN: 0521810744
Published: May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £63.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521009041

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This book is a collection of original essays by some of the leading moral and political thinkers of our time on the ethical and legal implications of humanitarian military intervention. As the rules for the 'new world order' are worked out in the aftermath of the Cold War, this issue is likely to arise more and more frequently, and the moral implications of such interventions will become a major focus for international law, the United Nations, regional organizations such as NATO, and the foreign policies of nations. The essays collected here present a variety of normative perspectives on topics such as the just-war theory and its limits, secession and international law, and new approaches toward the moral legitimacy of intervention. They form a challenging and timely volume that will interest political philosophers, political theorists, readers in law and international relations, and anyone interested in moral dimensions of international affairs.

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Public International Law
1. Introduction Deen K. Chatterjee and Don E. Scheid
Part I. The Conceptual and Normative Terrain:
2. Intervention: should it go on, can it go on? Stanley Hoffman
3. Selective humanitarianism: in defense of inconsistency Chris Brown
Part II. Just War Perspectives and Limits:
4. Reciprocity, stability, and intervention: the ethics of disequilibrium Michael Blake
5. From Jus ad Bellum to Jus as Pacem: re-thinking just war criteria for the use of military force for humanitarian ends George R. Lucas, Jr.
6. Bombing to rescue?: NATO's 1999 bombing of Serbia Henry Shue
7. The burdens of collective liability Erin Kelly
Part III. Secession and International Law:
8. The ethics of intervention in self-determination struggle Tom Farer
9. Secession, humanitarian intervention, and the normative significance of political boundaries Christine Chwaszcza
10. Secession, state breakdown, and humanitarian intervention Allen Buchanan
Part IV. The Critique of Interventionism:
11. Respectable oppressors, hypocritical liberators: morality, intervention and reality Richard W. Miller
12. Violence against power: critical thoughts on military intervention Iris Marion Young
13. War for humanity: a critique C. A. J. Coady.