Obeying Orders (Google eBook)

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Transaction Publishers, 1998 - Military discipline - 191 pages
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Contents

Introduction
2
Virtues and Vices of Military Obedience
14
The Law of Military Obedience
42
The Uncertain Scope of Manifest Illegality
72
Sparse and Unsettled Rules
92
The Weightlessness of Moral Gravity
114
Irregularity amidst Procedural Formality
122
Atrocities Vanish by Verbal Artistry
126
Morale and Morality An Uneasy Relationship
224
Rules vs Standards in Military Law
234
Martial Courage as Moral Judgment
248
Promoting Practical Judgment
264
What Soldiers Know
282
Misreading Orders Morally
298
Disobedience as Creative Compliance
316
Living with Lawyers
342

Views of Atrocity in Legal Theory Positivist Naturalist and Postmodernist
138
Individual Responsibility for Systemic Horrors?
146
Legal Norms and Social Practices in Military Life
162
Cold Hearts and the Heat of Battle Atrocity from Above or from Below?
174
Permutations on Perversity Atrocity by Connivance and Brutalization
188
Why Do Men Fight?
202
Applying Applied Ethics or Where the Rubber Hits the Road
352
Conclusion
358
Select Bibliography
368
Index
392
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