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.
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
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).
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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