Just War Theory: A Reappraisal
This book addresses the criticisms and explores new angles to just war thinking, analyzing its practical adequacy in the face of modern-day realities. It is written with the aim of stimulating debate, recasting or revivifying critical reservations, but also powerfully demonstrating how just war theory cannot be ignored if we take seriously the moral questions warfare forces upon us.
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