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The Resource War and the politics of ethics, Maja Zehfuss

War and the politics of ethics, Maja Zehfuss

Label
War and the politics of ethics
Title
War and the politics of ethics
Statement of responsibility
Maja Zehfuss
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary Western war is represented as enacting the West’s ability and responsibility to help make the world a better place for others, in particular to protect them from oppression and serious human rights abuses. That is, war has become permissible again, indeed even required, as ethical war. At the same time, however, Western war kills and destroys. This creates a paradox: Western war risks killing those it proposes to protect. This book examines how we have responded to this dilemma and challenges the vision of ethical war itself. That is, it explores how the commitment to ethics shapes the practice of war and indeed how practices come, in turn, to shape what is considered ethical in war. The book closely examines particular practices of warfare, such as targeting, the use of cultural knowledge, and ethics training for soldiers. What emerges is that instead of constraining violence, the commitment to ethics enables and enhances it. The book argues that the production of ethical war relies on an impossible but obscured separation between ethics and politics, that is, a problematic politics of ethics, and reflects on the need to make decisions at the limit of ethics
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Zehfuss, Maja,
Dewey number
172.42
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • War
  • Political ethics
  • Western countries
Target audience
specialized
Label
War and the politics of ethics, Maja Zehfuss
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Publication
Note
This edition previously issued in print: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1023569720
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191845789
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1023569720
Label
War and the politics of ethics, Maja Zehfuss
Publication
Note
This edition previously issued in print: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1023569720
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191845789
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1023569720

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