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Military Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

Military Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback)

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What significance does "ethics" have for the men and women serving in the military forces of nations around the world? What core values and moral principles collectively guide the members of this "military profession?" This book explains these essential moral foundations, along with "just war theory," international relations, and international law. The ethical foundations that define the "Profession of Arms" have developed over millennia from the shared moral values, unique role responsibilities, and occasional reflection by individual members the profession on their own practices - eventually coming to serve as the basis for the "Law of Armed Conflict" itself. This book focuses upon the ordinary men and women around the world who wear a military uniform and are committed to the defense of their countries and their fellow citizens. It is about what they do, how they do it, what they think about it, how they behave when carrying out their activities, and how they are expected to behave, b

History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesTheory of warfare & military scienceHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophy Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 06/01/2016 ISBN-13: 9780199336883  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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George Lucas is Professor Emeritus at the Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, CA), and formerly held the Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is currently President of the original chapter of the International Society for Military Ethics (ISME), and editor of the new Routledge Handbook of Military Ethics (2015), containing contributions from military leaders and civilian scholars and educators around the world. Together with Captain W. R. Rubel (U.S. Navy, retired), he is co-editor of a textbook Ethics and the Military Profession: the Moral Foundations of Leadership, and its companion volume, Case Studies in Military Ethics, both widely used in military service academies and in Reserve Officer training (ROTC) programs in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Military Ethics, and teaches as a visiting scholar at the French Military Academy (Saint-Cyr).

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