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The Resource Privatizing war : a moral theory, William Brand Feldman

Privatizing war : a moral theory, William Brand Feldman

Label
Privatizing war : a moral theory
Title
Privatizing war
Title remainder
a moral theory
Statement of responsibility
William Brand Feldman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book offers a comprehensive moral theory of privatization in war. It examines the kind of wars that private actors might wage separate from the state and the kind of wars that private actors might wage as functionaries of the state. The first type of war serves to probe the ad bellum question of whether private actors can justifiably authorize war, while the second type of war serves to probe the in bello question of whether private actors can justifiably participate in war. The cases that drive the analysis are drawn from the rich and complicated history of private military action, stretching back centuries to the Italian city-states whose mercenaries were reviled by Machiavelli. The book also takes up the hypothetical examples conjured by philosophers--the private protective agencies of Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia, for example, and the private armies of Thomas More's Utopia. The aim of this book is to propose a theory of privatization that retains currency not only in assessing current military engagements, but past and future ones as well. In doing so, it also raises a set of important questions about the very enterprise of war. This book will be of much interest to students of ethics, political philosophy, military studies, international relations, war and conflict studies, and security studies."--Provided by publisher
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feldman, William Brand
Dewey number
172/.42
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
War, conflict and ethics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Private military companies
  • Mercenary troops
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Contracting out
  • War (Philosophy)
Label
Privatizing war : a moral theory, William Brand Feldman
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Authorizing war -- Legitimate authority and the monopolization of war -- All affected fundamental interests -- The risk-imposition of war -- Supplying war -- Governance -- Punishment -- Control -- Challenges -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn951975519
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317620860
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951975519
Label
Privatizing war : a moral theory, William Brand Feldman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Authorizing war -- Legitimate authority and the monopolization of war -- All affected fundamental interests -- The risk-imposition of war -- Supplying war -- Governance -- Punishment -- Control -- Challenges -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn951975519
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317620860
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951975519

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