The modern history of just war has typically assumed the primacy of four particular elements: jus ad bellum, jus in bello, the state actor, and the solider. This book puts these four elements under close scrutiny, and explores how they fare given the following challenges: 1) What role do the traditional elements of jus ad bellum and jus in bello—and the constituent principles that follow from this distinction—play in modern warfare?; 2) What is the role of the state in warfare? Is it or should it be the primary actor in just war theory?; 3) Can a just war be understood simply as a response to territorial aggression between state actors, or should other actions be accommodated under legitimate recourse to armed conflict?; 4) Is the idea of combatant qua state-employed soldier a valid ethical characterization of actors in modern warfare?; and 5) What role does the technological backdrop of modern warfare play in understanding and realizing just war theories? Offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary extensions and alternatives to the just war tradition in the field of the ethics of war; topics include Theories of War: Revisiting the Just War Tradition; Faces of War: Beyond States and Soldiers, and Technologies of War: The Future of Fighting.
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