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After the Smoke Clears : The Just War Tradition and Post War Justice - Mark J. Allman

After the Smoke Clears

The Just War Tradition and Post War Justice

Paperback Published: 29th October 2010
ISBN: 9781570758591
Number Of Pages: 160

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Once the smoke of the battlefield blows away, what are the moral requirements of the "victor"?

While most studies of just war focus on the rational of going to war and the conduct of the war, this important book by Allman and Winright examines the period after the conflict. What must be done to restore justice? In the words of the authors "'Victory' is declared by presidents and other leaders, yet all too often no just peace is to be found in the wake of today's conflicts… After the smoke clears, the powers that may declare 'mission accomplished' when, as Ezekiel long ago said, there really is no peace."

Part I provides an overview of just war theories and the emerging concern about the period that ensues when "official" hostilities end. Part II presents four criteria for ensuing post war justice: just cause, the need for reconciliation, the need for punishment, and the need for restoration.

Suitable for classes in ethics, Catholic social teaching, moral theology, and religion and society, 'After the Smoke Clears' offers a telling critique of the moral aftermath of the war.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Just War and Just Peacep. 1
Hard Lessons from Afghanistan and Iraqp. 2
Why Should Christians Care?p. 3
Called to Be Peacemakers: Pacifism and Just Warp. 6
Being Honest about Just War Thinkingp. 8
Jus ante Bellum, Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello Jus post Bellump. 9
The Structure of the Argumentp. 13
An Explanation of Terms Usedp. 16
The Just War Theory and Jus Post Bellum
The Just War Tradition: Its History, Categories, and Flawsp. 21
Historical Developmentsp. 22
Ancient Greek and Roman Thoughtp. 22
From Pacifism to Just War: Just War in the Early Christian Churchp. 24
Ambrose, Augustine, And Gratianp. 27
The Early Medieval Periodp. 31
Thomas Aquinasp. 32
Secularizing Just War Thought: Vitoria, Suarez, And Grotiusp. 33
The Period after the World Warsp. 36
Overview of the Traditional Categoriesp. 37
Jus Ad Bellum-Before Warp. 38
Jus In Bello-Justice during Warp. 44
Weaknesses and Strengths of the Just War Traditionp. 49
Jus Post Bellum: An Emerging Categoryp. 57
Nascent Elements of Jus Post Bellum in the Traditionp. 58
The Ancient Worldp. 58
The Christian Traditionp. 62
The Work of Immanuel Kantp. 64
Philosophy, Political Science, International Law, and Military Sciencep. 66
Brian Orendp. 67
Gary J. Bassp. 68
Doug McCreadyp. 71
Mark Evansp. 72
A Theological Perspectivep. 74
Conclusionp. 79
Four Jus Post Bellum Criteria
The Just Cause Principlep. 85
Jus Post Bellum and the Traditionp. 85
Accountabilityp. 87
A Means of Restraintp. 88
Proportionalityp. 89
Practical Implicationsp. 89
Jus Post Bellum: Can You Get Good Fruit from a Bad Tree?p. 90
Orend's Position on Just Cause and Jus Post Bellump. 91
A Critique of Orend's Positionp. 94
A Theological Perspectivep. 96
Conclusionp. 100
The Reconciliation Phasep. 102
Reconciliation: What It Is, What It Isn'tp. 102
Forgivenessp. 103
Reconciliation and Justicep. 104
Six Elements of Post Bellum Reconciliationp. 107
Immediate Post Conflict Periodp. 107
Acknowledgmentp. 108
Apologiesp. 110
Punishmentp. 112
Forgivenessp. 113
Amnestyp. 115
Conclusionp. 116
The Punishment Phasep. 118
Compensationp. 118
What Is Post War Compensation, And Why Is It Necessary?p. 119
Who Ought to Pay? To Whom Is It Owed? When Should It Be Paid?p. 124
How Much Is Owed And How Should It Be Distributed?p. 129
War Crimes Trialsp. 131
What Are War Crimes? Who Is Responsible? Why Are War Crimes Trials Necessary?p. 131
When And Where Should War Crimes Trials Be Held? How Should They Be Conducted?p. 138
Conclusionp. 139
The Restoration Phasep. 143
Security and Policingp. 144
The Rule of Lawp. 145
Positive Versus Negative Peacekeepingp. 147
Political Reformp. 152
Regime Changep. 156
Regime Change Versus Containmentp. 157
Post Bellum Regime Changep. 158
Economic Recoveryp. 160
Social Rehabilitationp. 163
Environmental Cleanupp. 165
Depleted Uraniump. 166
Cluster Bombs and Land Minesp. 167
Conclusionp. 172
Conclusionp. 173
Notesp. 179
Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9781570758591
ISBN-10: 157075859X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 29th October 2010
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 14.0  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.27