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Three theories of just war : understanding warfare as a social tool through comparative analysis of Western, Chinese, and Islamic classical theories of war

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Title:Three theories of just war : understanding warfare as a social tool through comparative analysis of Western, Chinese, and Islamic classical theories of war
Authors:Rahmanovic, Faruk
Keywords:War
Just War
Augustine
Sunzi
Sun Bin
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Qur'an
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Date Issued:May 2012
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2012]
Abstract:The purpose of this analysis was to discover the extent to which dictates of war theory ideals can be considered universal, by comparing the Western (European), Classical Chinese, and Islamic models. It also examined the contextual elements that drove war theory development within each civilization, and the impact of such elements on the differences arising in war theory comparison. These theories were chosen for their differences in major contextual elements, in order to limit the impact of contextual similarities on the war theories.
The results revealed a great degree of similarities in the conception of warfare as a social tool of the state, utilized as a sometimes necessary, albeit tragic, means of establishing peace justice and harmony. What differences did arise, were relatively minor, and came primarily from the differing conceptions of morality and justice within each civilization--thus indicating a great degree of universality to the conception of warfare.
Description:M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.
Includes bibliographical references.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/101273
Appears in Collections: M.A. - Philosophy


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