When is it right to go to war? The most persuasive answer to this question has always been 'in self-defense'. In a penetrating new analysis, bringing together moral philosophy, political science, and law, David Rodin shows what's wrong with this answer. He proposes a comprehensive new theory of the right of self-defense which resolves many of the perplexing questions that have dogged both jurists and moral philosophers. By applying the theory of self-defense to internationalrelations, Rodin produces a far-reaching critique of the canonical Just War theory. The simple analogy between self-defen
CONTENTS; Introduction; PART I: SELF-DEFENSE; 1. Rights; 2. A Model of Defensive Rights; 3. Consequences and Forced Choice; 4. Grounding Self-Defense in Rights; PART II: NATIONAL-DEFENSE; 5. International Law; 6. War and Defense of Persons; 7. War and The Common Life; 8. War, Responsibility, and Law Enforcement; 9. Conclusion: Morality and Realism; Bibliography; Index
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