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Weighing Lives in War (Hardcover)

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The chief means to limit and calculate the costs of war are the philosophical and legal concepts of proportionality and necessity. Both categories are meant to restrain the most horrific potential of war. The volume explores the moral and legal issues in the modern law of war in three major categories. In so doing, the contributions will look for new and innovative approaches to understanding the process of weighing lives implicit in all theories of jus in bello: who counts in war, understanding proportionality, and weighing lives in asymmetric conflicts. These questions arise on multiple levels and require interdisciplinary consideration of both philosophical and legal themes.
Number of Pages: 327
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: October 10, 2017
TCIN: 52969177
UPC: 9780198796176
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-3745
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$125.00

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