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Military and Defence Ethics: Military and Defence Ethics


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There is an urgent and growing need for all those involved in matters of national defence - from policy makers to armaments manufacturers to members of the armed forces - to behave, and to be seen to behave, ethically. The ethical dimensions of making decisions and taking action in the defence arena are the subject of intense and ongoing media interest and public scrutiny. It is vital that all those involved be given the benefit of the finest possible advice and support. Such advice is best sought from those who have great practical experience or theoretical wisdom (or both) in their particular field and publication of their work in this series will ensure that it is readily accessible to all who need it.

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Ethical Challenges for Military Health Care Personnel Dealing with Epidemics

Ethical Challenges for Military Health Care Personnel: Dealing with Epidemics

1st Edition

Daniel Messelken, David Winkler
October 23, 2017

This book examines the issue of ethics in the context of the provision of military health care in an epidemic. Outbreaks of epidemics like Ebola trigger difficult ethical challenges for civilian and military health care personnel. This book offers theoretical reflections combined with reports from ...

Making the Military Moral Contemporary Challenges and Responses in Military Ethics Education

Making the Military Moral: Contemporary Challenges and Responses in Military Ethics Education

1st Edition

Don Carrick, James Connelly, David Whetham
September 05, 2017

This book offers a critical analysis, both theoretical and practical, of ethics education in the military. In the twenty-first century, it has become increasingly important to ensure that the armed forces of Western and other democracies fight justly and behave ethically. The ‘good soldier’ has to...

Precision-guided Munitions and Human Suffering in War

Precision-guided Munitions and Human Suffering in War

1st Edition

James E. Hickey
May 22, 2017

James Hickey proceeds from the premise that throughout history, humans have demonstrated a proclivity for using violence against one another as a means to achieve an end, means enabled, in many respects, by the technologies available at the time. Advancing technology has often been a prime enabler ...

Military Robots Mapping the Moral Landscape

Military Robots: Mapping the Moral Landscape

1st Edition

Jai Galliott
April 13, 2017

Philosophers have wrestled over the morality and ethics of war for nearly as long as human beings have been waging it. The death and destruction that unmanned warfare entails magnifies the moral and ethical challenges we face in conventional warfare and everyday society. Intrinsically linked are ...

Empowering Our Military Conscience Transforming Just War Theory and Military Moral Education

Empowering Our Military Conscience: Transforming Just War Theory and Military Moral Education

1st Edition

Roger Wertheimer
January 28, 2010

Responding to increasing global anxiety over the ethics education of military personnel, this volume illustrates the depth, rigour and critical acuity of Professional Military Ethics Education (PMEE) with contributions by distinguished ethical theorists. It refreshes our thinking about the axioms ...

From Northern Ireland to Afghanistan British Military Intelligence Operations, Ethics and Human Rights

From Northern Ireland to Afghanistan: British Military Intelligence Operations, Ethics and Human Rights

1st Edition

Jon Moran
February 27, 2017

Moran concentrates on three aims: to provide an overview of British military intelligence operations in the last 30 years which concentrates on operational not strategic intelligence; to examine the debates over ethics and effectiveness that have followed these operations; and to examine the ...

Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict Theoretical and Practical Issues for the 21st Century

Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict: Theoretical and Practical Issues for the 21st Century

1st Edition

Igor Primoratz, David W. Lovell
October 19, 2016

There is almost unanimous agreement that civilians should be protected from the direct effects of violent conflict, and that the distinction between combatant and non-combatant should be respected. But what are the fundamental ethical questions about civilian immunity? Are new styles of conflict ...

When Soldiers Say No Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military

When Soldiers Say No: Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military

1st Edition

Andrea Ellner, Paul Robinson, David Whetham
October 19, 2016

Traditionally few people challenged the distinction between absolute and selective conscientious objection by those being asked to carry out military duties. The former is an objection to fighting all wars - a position generally respected and accommodated by democratic states, while the latter is ...

Military Medical Ethics for the 21st Century

Military Medical Ethics for the 21st Century

1st Edition

Michael L. Gross, Don Carrick
October 11, 2016

As asymmetric ’wars among the people’ replace state-on-state wars in modern armed conflict, the growing role of military medicine and medical technology in contemporary war fighting has brought an urgent need to critically reassess the theory and practice of military medical ethics. Military ...

The Ethics of Military Privatization The US Armed Contractor Phenomenon

The Ethics of Military Privatization: The US Armed Contractor Phenomenon

1st Edition

David M. Barnes
August 23, 2016

This book explores the ethical implications of using armed contractors, taking a consequentialist approach to this multidisciplinary debate. While privatization is not a new concept for the US military, the public debate on military privatization is limited to legal, financial, and pragmatic ...

Ethics Education for Irregular Warfare

Ethics Education for Irregular Warfare

1st Edition

Don Carrick, James Connelly, Paul Robinson
June 28, 2009

Following on from Ethics Education in the Military (eds. Paul Robinson, Nigel de Lee and Don Carrick: Ashgate 2008) which surveyed and critically analyzed the existing theory and practice of educating soldiers, sailors and airmen in the ethics of 'old fashioned' warfaring, this volume considers the...

Kantian Thinking about Military Ethics

Kantian Thinking about Military Ethics

1st Edition

J. Carl Ficarrotta
February 28, 2010

Kantian-inspired approaches to ethics are a hugely important part of the philosophical landscape in the 21st century, yet the lion's share of the work done in service of these approaches has been at the theoretical level. Moreover, when we survey writing in which Kantian-inspired thinkers address ...

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