Addresses the subject of justice after war ends, covering the principles of reparations, restitution, reconciliation, retribution, rebuilding and proportionality. Combines discussion of the history of Just War tradition with contemporary examples from transitional justice. Of interest to students of political philosophy, legal philosophy, political theory, law and military studies.
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'After War Ends is a landmark text in the ethics of war that will form the starting point for debate on the issues of justice after war for many years to come. May's trademark synthesis of moral, legal and social argumentation is here deployed to superb effect. Essential reading for anyone seeking to make sense of recent military experience and map a better course for the future.' David Rodin, University of Oxford
'With this, his third book on Just War Theory, Professor May makes a massive contribution to our thinking about war's aftermath. The area of jus post bellum has not, until now, received the serious philosophical attention it deserves. May's lucid, comprehensive and fair account is sure to become the standard work in the field.' Nir Eisikovits, Suffolk University, Boston
'… fills a lacuna in the just war literature … Recommended …' S. D. Lake, Choice
'A timely and important reminder of the need for ethical guidance to govern practices after wars end.' David Fisher, International Affairs
Larry May is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Law, and Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. His monographs include Global Justice and Due Process (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Genocide: A Normative Account (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Aggression and Crimes Against Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2008), War Crimes and Just War (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Crimes against Humanity: A Normative Account (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
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