Just War Thinking reconsiders the intersection between morality and pragmatics in foreign policy and modern warfare. The book argues that a political ethic of responsibility should motivate the contemporary application of military force by states in order to protect international security and human life, considering the challenges posed by today's new wars: targeted killing, humanitarian intervention, terrorism, jus post bellum, and the influences of public opinion and supranational institutions.
Eric Patterson is assistant director of the Berkley Center for Religion and World Affairs at Georgetown University.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Old Wars vs. New Wars: The Challenges of the 21st Century Chapter 3 Chapter 2. The Triumphs and Failings of Just War Thinking Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Political Responsibility and the Decision to go to War (jus ad bellum) Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Fighting to Win: The Nexus of Morality and Practicality (jus in bello) Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Finishing Well: Security and Punishment at War's End (jus post bellum) Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Public Opinion, Postmodernism, and Supranational Governance: Challenges for New Thinking on Just War