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Framing The Issues In Moral Terms Iii: Rights And Right Conduct, Robert Williams Dec 2014

Framing The Issues In Moral Terms Iii: Rights And Right Conduct, Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams Jr.

The development of a global human rights culture has had a profound effect on the way discussions of military ethics are framed. This is most apparent in the development of the “responsibility to protect” norm amid a broader debate concerning military intervention to stop serious human rights abuses. With policymakers and international lawyers, many just war theorists have adopted an understanding of military ethics centered on human rights. This essay describes the development of the rights-based perspective on the use of force and its impact on key questions regarding the resort to war and just conduct in war.


Jus Post Bellum: Justice In The Aftermath Of War, Robert Williams Dec 2013

Jus Post Bellum: Justice In The Aftermath Of War, Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams Jr.

No abstract provided.


Arms Control: History, Theory, And Policy, Robert Williams, Paul Viotti Dec 2011

Arms Control: History, Theory, And Policy, Robert Williams, Paul Viotti

Robert E. Williams Jr.

Arms Control: History, Theory, and Policy features in-depth, expert analysis and information on the full spectrum of issues relating to this critical topic. The first major reference on arms control in over a decade, the two-volume set covers historical context, contemporary challenges, and emerging approaches to arms control. Noted experts provide a full spectrum of perspectives on arms control, offering insightful analysis of arms-control agreements and the people and institutions behind them.

Volume 1 provides an accessible historical overview of the subject and a more detailed conceptual analysis of the foundations of arms control. Volume 2 covers the contemporary and ...


Seeking Security In An Insecure World, Dan Caldwell, Robert Williams Dec 2011

Seeking Security In An Insecure World, Dan Caldwell, Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams Jr.

Seeking Security in an Insecure World is a comprehensive yet concise introduction to international security. It explores the changing conditions that lead to insecurity in the world. During the Cold War, the Soviet-American nuclear rivalry generated insecurity. Since then, state-based nuclear threats have diminished while the threat of non-state actors wielding weapons of mass destruction has increased. A global surge in mass-casualty terrorism, persistent and costly intrastate wars, and environmental threats have reshaped our thinking about security threats and how best to respond to them. The thoroughly updated second edition considers today's security agenda, including the threat posed by ...


'A More Perfect Peace:' Jus Post Bellum And The Quest For Stable Peace, Robert Williams Dec 2011

'A More Perfect Peace:' Jus Post Bellum And The Quest For Stable Peace, Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams Jr.

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Arms Control's Third Age, Robert Williams Dec 2011

Introduction: Arms Control's Third Age, Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams Jr.

No abstract provided.


Arms Control And International Law, Robert Williams Dec 2011

Arms Control And International Law, Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams Jr.

Arms control is commonly based on international agreements that are governed by international and domestic law. ln this chapter, Robert E. Williams Jr. describes the framework governing treaties in international law and U.S. foreign relations law. The chapter draws on the modern history of arms control to explore a range of topics such as reservations to treaties, the termination of treaties, and treaty interpretation.


Jus Post Bellum: Just War Theory And The Principles Of Just Peace, Robert Williams, Dan Caldwell Oct 2006

Jus Post Bellum: Just War Theory And The Principles Of Just Peace, Robert Williams, Dan Caldwell

Robert E. Williams Jr.

What happens following a war is important to the moral judgments we make concerning warfare, just as the intentions going in and the means used are. There has, however, been inadequate attention paid to considerations of jus post bellum in the just war tradition. This essay seeks to contribute to recent efforts to develop jus post bellum principles by first noting some of the ways that jus ad bellum and jus in bello considerations serve to constrain what can legitimately be done after war. We argue, however, that the constraints grounded in traditional just war theory do not offer sufficient ...


Carter And Human Rights, Robert Williams Dec 1998

Carter And Human Rights, Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams Jr.

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Feminist Thought On Human Rights, Robert Williams Dec 1996

The Impact Of Feminist Thought On Human Rights, Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams Jr.

No abstract provided.


Arms Control And Disarmament In The Nuclear Age, Robert Williams Dec 1993

Arms Control And Disarmament In The Nuclear Age, Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams Jr.

No abstract provided.


Christian Realism And "The Bomb": Reinhold Niebuhr On The Dilemmas Of The Nuclear Age, Robert Williams Dec 1985

Christian Realism And "The Bomb": Reinhold Niebuhr On The Dilemmas Of The Nuclear Age, Robert Williams

Robert E. Williams Jr.

No abstract provided.