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The Ethics of War and Peace Revisited

Moral Challenges in an Era of Contested and Fragmented Sovereignty

How do we frame decisions to use or abstain from military force? Who should do the killing? Do we need new paradigms to guide the use of force? And what does "victory" mean in contemporary conflict? 

In many ways, these are timeless questions. But they should be revisited in light of changing circumstances in the twenty-first century. The post—Cold War, post-9/11 world is one of contested and fragmented sovereignty: contested because the norm of territorial integrity has shed some of its absolute nature, fragmented because some states do not control all of their territory and cannot defeat violent groups operating within their borders. Humanitarian intervention, preventive war, and just war are all framing mechanisms aimed at convincing domestic and international audiences to go to war — or not, as well as to decide who is justified in legally and ethically killing. The international group of scholars assembled in this book critically examine these frameworks to ask if they are flawed, and if so, how they can be improved. Finally, the volume contemplates what all the killing and dying is for if victory ultimately proves elusive.

About the Authors

Daniel R. Brunstetter is associate professor of political science at the University of California—Irvine and author of Tensions of Modernity: Las Casas and His Legacy in the French Enlightenment. 

Jean-Vincent Holeindre is professor of political science at University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and Scientific Director of Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'Ecole Militaire (IRSEM). He is the author of La ruse et la force: Une autre histoire de la stratégie.

Reviews

"The post-Cold War era has seen considerable change in armed conflict. This collection of essays looks beyond the symptoms — new weapons, new combatants, and new doctrines — to the underlying changes in the norms and practices of sovereignty. It is essential reading for those working on the ethical issues surrounding contemporary armed conflict." — Amy Eckert,, Metropolitan State University of Denver

"How do we talk, think, and act upon a world where sovereignty is fragmented and contested? With sophisticated chapters written in tangible and accessible styles, reflecting a welcome diversity of theoretical approaches, this ambitious volume productively reconfigures and then abandons old debates over Just War, and then pushes us into entirely new conceptual and ethical directions. This book provides not only guidance, but hope, by recharting the field of international ethics in an era where both justice and war have been emptied of their meanings. Brunstetter, Holeindre and their contributors show us the way forward, and we would do well to follow their lead." — Brent Steele, International Relations, Professor, The University of Utah

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