The Prism of Just War: Asian and Western Perspectives on the Legitimate Use of Military Force

1st Edition

Howard M. Hensel

Routledge
Published January 11, 2010
Reference - 292 Pages
ISBN 9780754675105 - CAT# Y237467
Series: Justice, International Law and Global Security

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Summary

Through a careful examination of religious and philosophical literature, the contributors to the volume analyze, compare and assess diverse Western, Islamic, Hindu and East Asian perspectives concerning the appropriate criteria that should govern the decision to resort to the use of armed force and, once that decision is made, what constraints should govern the actual conduct of military operations. In doing so, the volume promotes a better understanding of the various ways in which diverse peoples and societies within the global community approach the question of what constitutes the legitimate use of military force as an instrument of policy in the resolution of conflicts.

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