Just war in the twenty-first century : a critical analysis of Michael Walzer's just war theory in light of the changing face of war

Vulto, Martijn (2005) Just war in the twenty-first century : a critical analysis of Michael Walzer's just war theory in light of the changing face of war.

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Abstract:Recent armed conflicts have brought forward difficult moral dilemma's. A strong attempt to resolve such dilemmas is made by the project known as just war theory, of which Michael Walzer is the best known contemporary advocate. In 1977 Walzer developed a modern statement of just war theory in his boek Just and Unjust Wars : a moral argument with historical illustrations. While his book carries much force, it is also lialbe to criticism. Especially the changes in the empirical reality of warfare give reason to critically reassess Walzer''s theory. The text here summarised attempt6s such a reassesment by answering the following question: How does Michael Walzer's just war theory stand up to some of the salient developments that have shaped warfare in the early 21st century?
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:08 philosophy
Programme:Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society MSc (60024)
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