Just war theory exists to stop armies and countries from using armed force without good cause. But how can we judge whether a war is just? John Lango adopts a cosmopolitan approach to argue that the more traditional state-centric just war theory should be both globalised and democratised. From this foundation, he formulates a set of morally absolute principles. He shows how these can be applied to all forms of armed conflict, however large or small: from interstate wars to UN peacekeeping missions, and from civil wars to counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations.
Subjects: Philosophy, Political Science
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