What's A Just War Theorist?


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Aleksandar Jokic
Portland State University
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The article provides an account of the unlikely revival of the medieval Just War Theory, due in large part to the efforts of Michael Walzer. Its purpose is to address the question: What is a just war theorist? By exploring contrasts between scholarly activity and forms of international activism, the paper argues that just war theorists appear to be just war criminals, both on the count of aiding and abetting aggression and on the count of inciting troops to commit war crimes.
Keywords aggression  war crimes  just war theory  activism  Immanuel Kant  Judith N. Shklar  hypocrisy
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