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In this book, eleven leading theorists debate the normative challenges of preventive war through the lens of important public and political issues of war and peace in the twenty-first century. Their discussion covers complex and topical subjects including terrorism, the 'Bush doctrine' and the invasion of Iraq, Iran's nuclear capabilities, superpower unilateralism and international war tribunals. They examine the moral conundrum of preventive intervention and emphasize the need for a stronger and more effective international legal and political order and a corresponding re-evaluation of the normative status of international law. Together their essays form a challenging and timely volume that will be of interest to scholars in ethics and political philosophy, political theory, international relations, international law and peace studies and to general readers interested in the broader issues of peace and justice in the new world order.
Table of Contents
|Conceptual, Normative, and Methodological Terrains:|
|Prevention, preemption and other conundrums|
|After Caroline: NSS 2002, practical judgement and the politics and ethics of preemption|
|'Methodological anarchy'and the case for preventive war|
|Does international law make a moral difference?: the case of preventive war|
|Threat diplomacy in world politics: legal, moral, political, and civilizational challenges|
|Preventive war and trials of aggression|
|Critiques of Preventive War:|
|The conditions of liability to preventive attack|
|Are preventive wars always wrong?|
|Ethics and legality: US prevention in Iran|
|Beyond Preventive War: Exploring Other Options:|
|Preventive war: terrorism and humanitarian intervention|
|Enough about just war, what about just peace?: the doctrine of preventive non-intervention|
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