Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Reframing Asymmetrical Warfare: Beyond The Just War Idea

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter begins with brief Aristotelian outlook to a contemporary epistemological paradigm and its potential in relation to the question of ethics of asymmetrical warfare. It presents the theoretical perspective both allowing and demanding a discursive and ethical shift from the idea of just war to just policing. The thesis of the accumulative articulation of Just War Idea (JWI) is however overshadowing the issue of what seems to be the primary ethic or ethical value behind JWI irrespective of the different sources of inspiration and its development. The chapter turns to a critique of just war thinking first by pointing at its ethical incoherencies and second by underlining its linguistic faults and problems. After this critique, the chapter discusses just policing as a coherent ethical framing of asymmetrical warfare and finally point in the direction of the more practical and educational consequences of this framing.

Keywords: Aristotle; asymmetrical warfare; Just War Idea (JWI)

10.1163/ej.9789004171299.i-532.22
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004171299.i-532.22
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    The Moral Dimension of Asymmetrical Warfare — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation