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  • Ethics, National Security, and the Rule of Law

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The Oxford Series in Ethics, National Security, and the Rule of Law is an interdisciplinary book series designed to address abiding questions at the intersection of national security, moral and political philosophy, and practical ethics. It seeks to illuminate both ethical and legal dilemmas that arise in democratic nations as they grapple with today's highly complex security challenges. The synergy the series creates between academic researchers and policy practitioners is designed to protect and augment the rule of law in the context of post-9/11 armed conflict and national security.

The book series grew out of the work of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) at the University of Pennsylvania. CERL is a nonpartisan, interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rule of law in twenty-first-century warfare and national security. The only center of its kind housed within a law school, CERL draws from the study of law, philosophy, and ethics to answer the difficult questions that arise in times of war and con­temporary transnational conflicts.

Claire Finkelstein and Jens David Ohlin

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