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The Alternatives, Just War Theory, and Pacifism

James Pattison.

in The Alternatives to War

June 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; Political Theory. 8138 words.

This chapter delineates the theoretical and practical implications of the preceding analysis. It first summarizes the case for each of the alternatives in turn, before considering the...

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Anthony J. Parel.

in Pax Gandhiana

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 4777 words.

Gandhi is a political philosopher sui generis. This chapter compares him with Machiavelli. The differences between their concepts of politics, the relationship between tradition and...

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In the Grip of Love

Roberto Esposito.

in The Origin of the Political

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 2524 words.

This chapter justifies a reading of Weil as a “combative” thinker not only because she has always considered war to be “the main engine of social life” (Intuitions Pré-Chrétiennes, 76), but...

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Leading the LNU, Caballing with Churchill: January 1932–September 1939

Martin Ceadel.

in Living the Great Illusion

July 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 31088 words.

This chapter traces Angell's development into a largely orthodox liberal internationalist, as he belatedly realized that his ‘illusion’ thesis had assumed that aggressors could be reasoned...

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The Capacity for Freedom

Dustin Ells Howes.

in Freedom Without Violence

June 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Comparative Politics. 8074 words.

A reconstruction of Hannah Arendt’s work on freedom explores the relationships among free thinking, free will, and free action. Proponents of authoritarianism, as well as a perverse form of...

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War and Intervention

Helen Frowe.

in Issues in Political Theory

March 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Political Philosophy. 11076 words.

This chapter assesses war and intervention. Just war theorists share two beliefs: that wars can, at least in theory, sometimes be just, and that the fighting of war is governed by moral...

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Loving Necessity

Murad Idris.

in War for Peace

January 2019; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Comparative Politics. 21151 words.

The desire to transform or “save” the enemy is fundamental to Erasmus’s understanding of peace, and he twins it with the desire to reform oneself. This chapter argues that theorists who...

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The Alternatives to War

James Pattison.

June 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Book. Subjects: International Relations; Political Theory. 272 pages.

If states are not to go to war, what should they do instead? In The Alternatives to War: From Sanctions to Non-violence, James Pattison considers the case for the alternatives to military...

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War in Political Philosophy

Helen Frowe.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Theory; International Relations. 9556 words.

We can distinguish between three moral approaches to war: pacifism, realism, and just war theory. There are various theoretical approaches to war within the just war tradition. One of the...

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