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The Ethics of Destruction: Norms and Force in International Relations (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) by [Thomas, Ward]
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"The originality of The Ethics of Destruction lies in Ward Thomas's important insight that when norms become truly internalized, they become 'embedded' in the policymaking process and thus 'hidden from view' in analyses of particular decisions. This well-researched book addresses a very old problem in the study of international relations in a way that will be of interest to scholars in that discipline as well as to international lawyers." Fernando R. Teson, author of A Philosophy of International Law"


Contrary to Carl von Clausewitz, who called the principle of moderation applied to a theory of war a "logical absurdity," Thomas (a teacher of ethics and international relations at Johns Hopkins and Holy Cross) maintains that "moral principles are fundamentally important to understanding norms governing the use of force, although they are seldom ap

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  • Publisher: Cornell University Press; 1 edition (13 Jun. 2014)
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