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Morality, Jus Post Bellum, and International Law
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Morality, Jus Post Bellum, and International Law (Hardback)

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This collection of essays brings together some of the leading legal, political and moral theorists to discuss the normative issues that arise when war concludes and when a society strives to regain peace. In the transition from war, mass atrocity or a repressive regime, how should we regard the idea of democracy and human rights? Should regimes be toppled unless they are democratic or is it sufficient that these regimes are less repressive than before? Are there moral reasons for thinking that soldiers should be relieved of responsibility so as to advance the goal of peace building? And how should we regard the often conflicting goals of telling the truth about what occurred in the past and allowing individuals to have their day in court? These questions and more are analyzed in detail. It also explores whether jus post bellum itself should be a distinct field of inquiry.

LawInternational lawPublic international lawInternational humanitarian lawLawJurisprudence & general issuesJurisprudence & philosophy of law Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 23/04/2012 ISBN-13: 9781107024021  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Larry May is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, as well as Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt and Australian National Universities. He is the author of Crimes against Humanity: A Normative Account (Cambridge University Press, 2005), War Crimes and Just War (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Aggression and Crimes against Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Genocide: A Normative Account (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Global Justice and Due Process (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He is also the editor of International Criminal Law and Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Andrew T. Forcehimes is currently working on his Ph.D. in philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He has published articles on deliberative democracy, multiculturalism and decision theory.

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