Waging War: A New Philosophical Introduction by Ian Clark

Waging War: A New Philosophical Introduction

byIan Clark

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There is now a major new interest in ethical issues about warfare emerging from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, conflict in Syria and Libya, the war on terror, and the introduction of new weapon systems, such as unmanned drones. In this re-written version of the author's classic text, WagingWar, Ian Clark asks probing questions about how we think about war, the changes it is undergoing, and what exactly it is we wage when we wage war.Waging War argues that much of what passes for ethical debate is actually a set of disagreements about what counts as war or not. This philosophical introduction provides a critical review of the various different ways in which the ethical debates are already framed, the questions that arise fromthese debates, and seeks to bring greater clarity and precision to the important moral arguments about political violence.

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Ian Clark is currently Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland and a Visiting Professor at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU, Singapore. He was, until 2013, E. H. Carr Professor of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. He is the author of many books on IR theory and international...
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Title:Waging War: A New Philosophical IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.52 inPublished:May 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. War: Concept and Conduct2. Concepts of Just War3. Concepts of Limited War4. Concepts of Limited War5. War: Symmetries and Asymmetries6. War, Technology, and Conceptual ChangeConclusion