Week 8 War - – Proportionality – Accountability...

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Lecture Outline War defined Changing technology and war Causes of war 5 Common themes of war
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War Defined on quiz “Substantial armed conflict between organized military forces of independent political units” “Contending by force” “A condition arising within states or between states when actors use violent means to destroy their opponents or coerce them into submission” (Kegley, p. 405)
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Carl von Clausewitz War theorist “War is a continuation of political relations, a carrying out of the same by other means.”
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Just War Theory ( justum bellum ) Jus ad bellum- the justice of war 5 Principles Just Cause: Self-defense Proper authority Right intention Reasonable success End is proportional to the means Jus in bello- just and fair conduct of war Discrimination: Should you discriminate against civilians and military?
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Unformatted text preview: – Proportionality – Accountability Changing Technology and War 11th Century : Knights 17th/18th Centuries: Muskets, open fields, bloody and expensive 19th/20th Centuries: nationalism, larger armies, new tactics, better transportation, WMDs Causes of War • Behavior of individuals • Behavior of societies and governments • Nature of the global system as a whole Stoessinger’s 5 Common Themes of War 1. No nation that begins a war is the winner 2. Leaders’ personalities play a crucial role in the outbreak of war 3. Most important factor is misperceptions of leaders 4. All leaders felt the war would be quick and decisive 5. When leaders believed they would be attacked, war resulted...
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