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Lecture 9: Communitaranism and Just War INTA 2030: Ethics and International Affairs 2/28/2011
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The Crime of War Is there a “logic” to war?  Is war always “hell?” Is it always limitless? Is there always  reciprocal escalation? Is there no morality to war? Walzer: War can sometimes be – but is not always –  hell Jus ad bellum : The justice of (going to) war When is war more like hell? When is it a crime? Lack of consent: When individuals are forced to fight In the face of tyranny: When fighting against an  aggressor, resisters are sometimes forced to be brutal
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The Rules of Warfare What happened to chivalry in war?  Democracy and modern warfare together inhibit chivalry Jus in bello:  Moral judgment about warfare still exists Two types of rules make up the war convention: When and how soldiers can kill in war Who they can kill in war When rules about who can be killed are disobeyed, killing in war  becomes the crime of murder
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Walzer on State Aggression State aggression is not like individual aggression There are different degrees of individual aggression  (robbery, assault, murder) State aggression is undifferentiated State aggression is always equally criminal because  it challenges rights that are worth dying for
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The Rights of Political Communities Territorial integrity and political sovereignty Both are state rights that are derived from individual  rights The individual rights to life and liberty are at stake when 
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