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Agency and Ethics: The Politics of Military Intervention (Suny Series in Global Politics) (Hardcover), by Anthony F. Lang. State University of New York Press (November 2001).
Why does political conflict seem to consistently interfere in attempts to provide aid, end ethnic discord, or restore democracy? Agency and Ethics presents an argument drawing on diverse theorists such as Hannah Arendt and Hans Morgenthau which focuses on how the norms that motivate an intervention often create conflict between the intervening powers, outside powers, and the political agents who are victims of the intervention. Three case studies clarify this argument: the British and American intervention in Bolshevik Russia in 1918; the British and French intervention in Egypt in 1956; and the American and United Nations intervention in Somalia in 1993. Although rarely categorized together, these three interventions share one strong commonality: they all failed in their professed goals, with the troops being ignominiously recalled in each case. The author concludes by addressing the humanitarian dilemma of the twenty-first century-how to resolve complex humanitarian emergencies without resorting to military intervention. Information

An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics (Hardcover), by Donald A. Wells (Editor). Greenwood Press (March 30, 1996).
Wells has recruited 45 philosophers, political scientists, legal and military experts, and other scholars for this collection of nearly 250 signed articles. Each is followed by a bibliography of 1^-10 entries (including a number of 1994 titles). The bibliographies provide evidence of recent monographs (e.g., Paul Christopher's The Ethics of War and Peace, Prentice-Hall, 1994), but we are unaware of any encyclopedias covering the same ground as this new one. An index is followed by a list of contributors with their affiliations and selected publications.  Information

Awakening Warrior: Revolution in the Ethics of Warfare (Suny Series, Ethics and the Military Profession) (Paperback), by Timothy L. Challans. State University of New York Press (May 10, 2007).
Awakening Warrior argues for a revolution in the ethics of warfare for the American War Machine--those political and military institutions that engage the world with physical force. Timothy L. Challans focuses on the systemic, institutional level of morality rather than bemoaning the moral shortcomings of individuals. He asks: What are the limits of individual moral agency? What kind of responsibility do individuals have when considering institutional moral error? How is it that neutral or benign moral actions performed by individuals can have such catastrophic morally negative effects from a systemic perspective? Drawing upon and extending the ethical theories of Kant, Dewey, and Rawls, Challans makes the case for an original set of moral principles to guide ethical action on the battlefield.    Information

Ethics and the Military Profession: The Moral Foundations of Leadership (Paperback), by George R., Jr. Lucas. Pearson Education; 1 edition (January 2007). Information

Ethics Education in the Military (Paperback), by Paul Robinson, Nigel De Lee and Don Carrick (Editors). Ashgate Publishing (April 8, 2008). Information

Ethics for Military Leaders (Paperback), by Lucas. Pearson Education; 3 edition (2001).  Information

Ethics for the Junior Officer: Selected Cases From Current Military Experience, 2nd Edition (Hardcover), by Karel Montor (Editor). US Naval Institute Press; 2 Sub edition (December 2000).
Originally compiled and edited by the late Karel Montor, a longtime professor of leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy, with a foreword by VADM James B. Stockdale, USN, Ret., and now fully updated by a team from the Center for the Study of Professional Military Ethics at the Naval Academy, this volume contains over one hundred case studies from and about active-duty U.S. military officers facing ethical challenges on the job. In a short narrative, each case describes the ethical challenge faced by a junior officer. It then asks readers what they think is the right thing to do in that situation. This valuable hands-on reference also includes discussion questions and an analysis of each case study. Information

Military Ethics: The Dutch Approach - A Practical Guide (Hardcover), by Th. A. van Baarda and D. E. M. Verweij (Editors). BRILL (October 31, 2006).
The book is aimed at those responsible for training at military training centres as well as at cadets, midshipmen and young officers. It will also be an important tool for commanders preparing for a mission. And it will be of use for all those concerned with the subject of military ethics at policy and management level, both in the armed forces and outside it. Information

Military Ethics and Peace Psychology: A Dialogue (Peace and Conflict Journal of Peace Psychology, Volume 11, Number 1, 2005) (Paperback), by Jean Maria Arrigo and Richard V. Wagner (Editors). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 1 edition (June 21, 2005).  Information

Military Ethics for the Expeditionary Era (Royal Institute of International Affairs) (Paperback), by Patrick Mileham and Lee Willett (Editors). Royal Institute of International Affairs (August 2001).
Giving armed servicemen and women the task of 'civilizing' those parts of the world which have deteriorated into anarchy and bloodshed, ethnic cleansing, or genocide is to give them a moral rule far beyond what the laws of war can currently refine. The problems of military ethics-a moral philosophy for the armed forces-are addressed in this book by Rt Hon Paddy Ashdown MP, Dr Michael Ignatieff, Professor Adam Roberts (Oxford University), Brigadier Loup Francart (Retired, French Army), Major General Paul McCarthy (Retired, US Air Force), General Sir Rupert Smith (DSACEUR) and Patrick Mileham (Retired, British Army).   Information

Military Ethics: Reflections on Principles-The Profession of Arms, Military Leadership, Ethical Practices, War and Morality, Educating the Citizen-Soldier (Plastic Comb), by Malham M. Wakin (Editor). Diane Pub Co (October 1987).  Information

Righteous Violence: The Ethics and Politics of Military Intervention (Ethics in Public Life) (Paperback), by Tony Coady and, Michael O'Keefe (Editors). Melbourne University Publishing (February 1, 2006).
Responding to the United States' costly and controversial intervention in Iraq, nine leading thinkers analyze the philosophical and practical dimensions of military intervention and explore how conventional wisdom has changed dramatically in recent years. The contributors draw from a wide array of disciplines, including philosophy, strategic studies, political science, and legal theory to ask the defining question of our day: When, if ever, is military intervention in the affairs of a sovereign nation ethically justifiable? Exploring the conflicts in Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, East Timor, and most recently Iraq, this study is an innovative, coolheaded, and challenging take on one of the central issues facing the international community. Information

The Ethics of War: Classic and Contemporary Readings (Paperback), by Gregory M. Reichberg, Henrik Syse and Endre Begby (Editors). Wiley-Blackwell (June 26, 2006).
This is a superb, comprehensive collection of the basic texts that make up the just war tradition. Some have been very difficult to get hold of and others have been translated for the first time. It will be an indispensable resource for all departments of international affairs, ethics, war studies, peace studies and many history departments.  Information

The Moral Warrior: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military (Suny Series, Ethics and the Military Profession) (Paperback), by Martin L. Cook. State University of New York Press (March 6, 2004).
For the first time in history, the capabilities of the U.S. military far outstrip those of any potential rival, either singly or collectively, and this reality raises fundamental questions about its role, nature, and conduct. The Moral Warrior explores a wide range of ethical issues regarding the nature and purpose of voluntary military service, the moral meaning of the unique military power of the United States in the contemporary world, and the moral challenges posed by the "war" on terrorism. Information

True Faith and Allegiance: The Burden of Military Ethics (Hardcover), by James H. Toner. University Press of Kentucky (January 1995).
Toner, professor of international relations and military ethics at the Air War College in Alabama, addresses this volume "to those who hate the things and thoughts of war but accept its necessity when the alternatives are greater evils." He argues that military ethics, the study of honorable and shameful conduct in armed forces, is not an oxymoron. He distinguishes between the ethics of military institutions, which are collectives, and the ethics of individuals in the military. The latter begins with training and education that develop character as well as competence. General codes of conduct, he maintains, while important, cannot replace personal ethical choices. Ultimately, concludes Toner, private morality-the ability to distinguish right from wrong and abide the consequences-is fundamental in maintaining the integrity of the profession of arms. In the era of Tailhook and the Iran-Contra scandal, his is a down-to-earth approach to a vexed subject. Information


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