Innocent Civilians: The Morality of Killing in War

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Palgrave Macmillan, Apr 15, 2002 - History - 200 pages
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Why is it that soldiers may be killed in war but civilians may not be killed? By tracing the evolution of the principle of non-combatant immunity in Western thought from its medieval religious origins to its modern legal status, Colm McKeogh attempts to answer this question. In doing so he highlights the unsuccessful attempts to reconcile warfare with our civilization's most fundamental principles of justice.

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COLM MCKEOGH is Lecturer in the Defence and Strategic Studies Programme, University of Waikoto, New Zealand. He is the author of The Political Realism of Reinhold Niebuhr.

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