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The Ethics of War and Peace

MASTER COURSE. 15 CREDITS. POLITICAL SCIENCE. Spring TERM
STVN18 Political Science: The Ethics of War and Peace

Under what conditions is the use of force permissible?

This course provides a historical and critical overview of attempts to restrain and legitimize the use of force in international politics from the early modern period to the present day. The course opens with a broad survey of the main traditions in the ethics of war in the history of political and legal thought, and then tries to assess their contemporary relevance against the backdrop of current changes in the practice of warfare.

Given that traditional positions are believed to be increasingly irrelevant, the third part of the course addresses alternative modes of thinking in ethical terms about war and peace in the present.

 

Schedule Spring 2017
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Department of Political Science
Lund University
Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5H (House: Eden)
Postal address: Box 52, SE-221 00 LUND
Telephone: +46 46-222 89 52

Faculty of Social Sciences