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作者 Lier, Tiago de Almeida
書名 To war for rights: Modern just war theory and paradoxes of liberal justice
國際標準書號 9780494269572
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說明 173 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-06, page: 2926
Thesis (M.A.)--Carleton University (Canada), 2007
Modern just war theory, as characterized by the work of Michael Walzer, distinguishes itself from the just war tradition by virtue of its professed secular morality. This morality, rooted in a human rights argument, proves to be the source for several shortcomings in the theory, such as the paradoxical attribution of obligations to friend and foe alike, and the obfuscation of the plurality of conceptions of justice that exist internationally. A complete understanding of this paradox entails examining the idea of human rights, as it developed from Christian theology into modernity. The metaphysical shift from the idea of the good to the idea of right, as the basis for obligation, necessitates the idea of the social contract. This implies and a number of basic principles of justice---freedom, equality, and tolerance---although the universal application of such principles, particularly in the case of war, becomes an endeavor in contradiction
School code: 0040
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 45-06
主題 Political Science, International Law and Relations
Alt Author Carleton University (Canada)
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