Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2019

296 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474444224

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Force Short of War in Modern Conflict

Jus Ad Vim

First Edition

Edited by Jai Galliott

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Explores the overarching phenomenon of the use of force short of war, where other studies have only focussed on one or two examples
  • Argues that just war theory (jus ad bellum) need to be extended to a theory of just use of force (jus ad vim)
  • Investigates innovative normative methods for aligning modern conflict with contemporary ethical and legal expectations
  • Opens new avenues for thinking about the ethics of robotic, cyber and other novel military technologies in the context of military and political decision-making
  • Sets out and objectively assesses a theoretical framework for the use of armed force which falls between classical and revisionist accounts of just war

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