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    Territorial Rights.Tamar Meisels - 2005 - Law and Philosophy 72 (1):1-11.
    Liberal defences of nationalism have become prevalent since the mid-1980 s. Curiously, they have largely neglected the fact that nationalism is primarily about land. Should liberals throw up their hands in despair when confronting conflicting claims stemming from incommensurable national narratives and holy texts? Should they dismiss conflicting demands that stem solely from particular cultures, religions and mythologies in favour of a supposedly neutral set of guidelines? Does history matter? Should ancient injustices interest us today? Should we care who reached (...)
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    Can Corrective Justice Ground Claims to Territory?Tamar Meisels - 2003 - Journal of Political Philosophy 11 (1):65–88.
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    Liberal Nationalism and Territorial Rights.Tamar Meisels - 2003 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (1):31-43.
    This essay sets out from the strain of liberal political thought which, in recent years, has come to the defence of nationalism, and raises some preliminary thoughts concerning its appropriate application to the very concrete issue of national territorial rights. It asks what type of justifications could be morally acceptable to “liberal nationalism” for the acquisition and holding of territory. To this end, the paper takes a brief look at five central arguments for territorial entitlement which have become predominant in (...)
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    Defining Terrorism – a Typology.Tamar Meisels - 2009 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 12 (3):331-351.
    This paper argues that philosophers require a strict canonical definition of terrorism if they are to be of any use in morally evaluating the changing character war. This definition ought to be a narrow, critical one, articulating precisely what is wrong with terrorism and strictly specifying which incidents fall into this derogatory category and which do not. I argue against those who avoid definitions or adopt wide and apologetic ones. The latter claim neutrality for themselves and accuse those who define (...)
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    Territorial Rights: Second Edition.Tamar Meisels - 2009 - Springer Netherlands.
    Liberal defences of nationalism, prevalent since the mid-1980’s, have largely neglected the fact that nationalism is primarily about land. Territorial Rights examines the generic types of territorial claims customarily put forward by national groups as justification for their territorial demands, within the framework of what has come to be known as ‘liberal nationalism’.
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  6. The Trouble with Terror: Liberty, Security and the Response to Terrorism.Tamar Meisels - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    What is terrorism and can it ever be defended? Beginning with its definition, proceeding to its possible justifications, and culminating in proposals for contending with and combating it, this book offers a full theoretical analysis of the issue of terrorism. Tamar Meisels argues that, regardless of its professed cause, terrorism is diametrically opposed to the requirements of liberal morality and can only be defended at the expense of relinquishing the most basic of liberal commitments. Meisels opposes those who express sympathy (...)
     
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    Assassination: Targeting Nuclear Scientists. [REVIEW]Tamar Meisels - 2014 - Law and Philosophy 33 (2):207-234.
    Since 2007, five scientists involved in Iran’s nuclear program have been killed under mysterious circumstances. This is not the first time that nuclear scientists have come under direct attack. Scientists are legally civilians. Like the rest of us, they are protected by laws prohibiting murder and perfidious killing, and enjoy civilian immunity during wartime. Moreover, powerful moral arguments oppose assassination policies specifically. Nevertheless, contemporary theories of just war allow for the partial extension of combatant status to civilians who are either (...)
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    Targeting Terror.Tamar Meisels - 2004 - Social Theory and Practice 30 (3):297-326.
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    Economic Warfare – the Case of Gaza.Tamar Meisels - 2011 - Journal of Military Ethics 10 (2):94-109.
    This paper reflects on the highly contested Israeli restrictions on the importation of civilian goods into the Gaza Strip, with reference to a wide range of principled questions within military ethics regarding sieges, sanctions and blockades. Beginning with Israel's unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and culminating in its recent easing of sanctions, the paper attempts to bring out the central issues of principle embedded in the political polemic: unilaterally terminated occupation; the responsibilities of a former, though recent, occupier; the (...)
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    Combatants - Lawful and Unlawful.Tamar Meisels - 2005 - Law and Philosophy 26 (1):31-65.
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  11. Debating Targeted Killing: Counter-Terrorism or Extrajudicial Execution?Tamar Meisels & Jeremy Waldron - 2020 - Oup Usa.
    Known terrorists are often targeted for death by the governments of Israel and the United States. Several thousand have been killed by drones or by operatives on the ground in the last twenty years. Is this form of killing justified? Is there anything about it that should disturb us? In this for-and-against book, political theorists Jeremy Waldron and Tamar Meisels engage in extended debate to illuminate these issues. They consider the actions of targeting and hunting down named individuals, and they (...)
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    Fighting for Independence: What Can Just War Theory Learn From Civil Conflict?Tamar Meisels - 2014 - Social Theory and Practice 40 (2):304-326.
    The purpose of this article is twofold. First, it presents the urgent case of civil war, relatively undertheorized by just war theorists, along with the normative issues that pertain to this type of conflict and its participants specifically. Second, it suggests that this civil war perspective offers fresh support for the traditional “independence thesis”— separating just cause for war from the rules of its conduct—which is often criticized by contemporary moral philosophers.
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    Fighting for Independence.Tamar Meisels - 2014 - Social Theory and Practice 40 (2):304-326.
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    Is It Good for the Jews? A Response to Brian Klug's ‘a Plea for Distinctions: Disentangling Anti-Americanism From Anti-Semitism’: Meisels is It Good for the Jews?Tamar Meisels - 2008 - Think 7 (20):85-90.
    Tamar Meisels responds to the preceding article.
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    Liberalism and Religion: A Comment on Jeff Spinner-Halev.Tamar Meisels - 2008 - Theoretical Inquiries in Law Forum 9 (2 Forum).
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  16. Preemptive Strikes – Israel and Iran.Tamar Meisels - 2012 - Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 25 (2):447-463.
    This essay looks at the contemporary just war theory literature on preventive war that has emerged largely in reaction to the US invasion of Iraq. Recent sanctions on Iran and the debate over its nuclear program now suggest the usefulness of a forward looking perspective on preventive strikes, rather than the retroactive analyses offered thus far primarily with reference to Iraq. With Iran closely in mind, I address the various arguments for and against preventive war indicating throughout that the various (...)
     
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    Review of Stephen Nathanson, Terrorism and the Ethics of War[REVIEW]Tamar Meisels - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (10).
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    The Ethical Significance of National Settlement.Tamar Meisels - 2005 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 35 (4):501 - 520.
    As an Israeli writing at the turn of the twenty-first century, I have become accustomed to hearing the word ‘settlement’ used by liberals almost invariably as a derogatory term. The Jewish settlements to the west of the Jordan river, now populated by close to a quarter of a million Jews, are often said to be a central obstacle to peace in the Middle East, as well as being immoral in and of themselves. Consistent liberals realize that this attitude poses a (...)
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    Targeted Killing with Drones? Old Arguments, New Technologies.Tamar Meisels - 2018 - Filozofija I Društvo 29 (1):3-16.
    The question of how to contend with terrorism in keeping with our preexisting moral and legal commitments now challenges Europe as well as Israel and the United States: how do we apply Just War Theory and International Law to asymmetrical warfare, specifically to our counter terrorism measures? What can the classic moral argument in Just and Unjust Wars teach us about contemporary targeted killings with drones? I begin with a defense of targeted killing, arguing for the advantages of pin pointed (...)
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  20. Soft War: The Ethics of Unarmed Conflict.Michael Gross & Tamar Meisels - 2017
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