Military and Defence Ethics

Military and Defence Ethics

Series Editors:

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.

  • Ethical Challenges for Military Health Care Personnel

    Dealing with Epidemics

    Edited by Daniel Messelken, David Winkler

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-10-24 
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  • Making the Military Moral

    Contemporary Challenges and Responses in Military Ethics Education

    Edited by Don Carrick, James Connelly, David Whetham

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05
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  • Precision-guided Munitions and Human Suffering in War

    By James E. Hickey

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
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  • Military Robots

    Mapping the Moral Landscape

    By Jai Galliott

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-04-13
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  • From Northern Ireland to Afghanistan

    British Military Intelligence Operations, Ethics and Human Rights

    By Jon Moran

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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  • Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict

    Theoretical and Practical Issues for the 21st Century

    Edited by Igor Primoratz, David W. Lovell

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • When Soldiers Say No

    Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military

    Edited by Andrea Ellner, Paul Robinson, David Whetham

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • Military Medical Ethics for the 21st Century

    Edited by Michael L. Gross, Don Carrick

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
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  • The Ethics of Military Privatization

    The US Armed Contractor Phenomenon

    By David M. Barnes

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-23
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  • The Warrior, Military Ethics and Contemporary Warfare

    Achilles Goes Asymmetrical

    By Pauline M. Kaurin

    When it comes to thinking about war and warriors, first there was Achilles, and then the rest followed. The choice of the term warrior is an important one for this discussion. While there has been extensive discussion on what counts as military professionalism, that is what makes a soldier, sailor…

    Hardback – 2014-08-28
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  • New Wars and New Soldiers

    Military Ethics in the Contemporary World

    By Paolo Tripodi, Jessica Wolfendale

    Bringing together contributors from philosophy, international relations, security studies, and strategic studies, New Wars and New Soldiers offers a truly interdisciplinary analysis reflective of the nature of modern warfare. This comprehensive approach allows the reader to see the broad scope of…

    Paperback – 2012-06-28
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  • Kantian Thinking about Military Ethics

    By J. Carl Ficarrotta

    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…

    Hardback – 2010-02-28
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  • Empowering Our Military Conscience

    Transforming Just War Theory and Military Moral Education

    Edited by Roger Wertheimer

    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…

    Hardback – 2010-01-28
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  • Ethics Education for Irregular Warfare

    Edited by Don Carrick, James Connelly, Paul Robinson

    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…

    Hardback – 2009-06-28
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