The Resource Civilian immunity in war, edited by Igor Primoratz

Civilian immunity in war, edited by Igor Primoratz

Label
Civilian immunity in war
Title
Civilian immunity in war
Statement of responsibility
edited by Igor Primoratz
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The protection of noncombatants from deadly violence is the centrepiece of any account of ethical and legal constraints on war. It was a major achievement of moral progress from early modern times to World War I. Yet it has been under constant attrition since - perhaps never more so than in our time, with its 'new wars', the spectre of weapons of mass destruction, and the global terrorism alert. Civilian Immunity in War, written in collaboration by eleven authors, provides the first comprehensive analysis of all main aspects of this highly topical subject. It considers the arguments for rejection of civilian immunity and the main theories of the grounds and proper scope of this immunity, both deontological (just war theory) and consequentialist. Separate chapters examine the historical development of the idea of civilian immunity, its standing in current international law, and the problem of "collateral damage": of harming civilians without intent, as a side-effect of attacks on military targets. The volume also addresses a string of specific issues. Civilian immunity has undergone much attrition with the development of air warfare and the tendency of military conflict to degenerate into "total" war. On the other hand, modern military technology with its precision guidance missiles and "smart" bombs opens up the possibility of restricting deadly violence to its proper targets and staying clear of civilian life, limb, and property. Another pressing issue is the fate of women in war in light of mass rapes characteristic of some 'new wars'."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ6515
LC item number
.C59 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Primoratz, Igor
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • War victims
  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
  • Humanitarian law
  • War
  • Civilian war casualties
  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
  • Humanitarian law
  • War
  • War victims
  • Humanitäres Völkerrecht
  • Krieg
  • Schutz
  • Zivilbevölkerung
  • Krieg
  • Zivilbevölkerung
  • Schutz
  • Krigets lagar
  • Krigsoffer
Label
Civilian immunity in war, edited by Igor Primoratz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. 257-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Civilian immunity in war : its grounds, scope, and weight / Igor Primoratz -- Civilians and soldiers / Uwe Steinhoff -- Civilian immunity in war : from Augustine to Vattel / Colm McKeogh -- Civilian immunity in war : legal aspects / David Kretzmer -- Civilian immunity, forcing the choice, and collective responsibility / Seumas Miller -- Collateral immunity in war and terrorism / C.A.J. (Tony) Coady -- Airpower and non-combatant immunity : the road to Dresden / Stephen A. Garrett -- Civilian immunity in the precision-guidance age / Hugh White -- Civilian immunity in the 'new wars' / Paul Gilbert -- Women, war, and international law / Véronique Zanetti -- War and the protection of property / Janna Thompson
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780199575756
Lccn
2007021463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)140100871
Label
Civilian immunity in war, edited by Igor Primoratz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. 257-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Civilian immunity in war : its grounds, scope, and weight / Igor Primoratz -- Civilians and soldiers / Uwe Steinhoff -- Civilian immunity in war : from Augustine to Vattel / Colm McKeogh -- Civilian immunity in war : legal aspects / David Kretzmer -- Civilian immunity, forcing the choice, and collective responsibility / Seumas Miller -- Collateral immunity in war and terrorism / C.A.J. (Tony) Coady -- Airpower and non-combatant immunity : the road to Dresden / Stephen A. Garrett -- Civilian immunity in the precision-guidance age / Hugh White -- Civilian immunity in the 'new wars' / Paul Gilbert -- Women, war, and international law / Véronique Zanetti -- War and the protection of property / Janna Thompson
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780199575756
Lccn
2007021463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)140100871

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