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Killing civilians : method, madness, and morality in war / Hugo Slim.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: U21.2 .S595 2008

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    "The principle that unarmed and innocent people should be protected in war is an ancient, precious but fragile idea. Today, the principle of civilian protection is enshrined in modern international law and cherished by many. But, in practice, leaders in most wars reject the principle." "Using detailed historical and contemporary examples, Killing Civilians looks at the many ways in which civilians suffer in wars and analyses the main anti-civilian ideologies which insist upon such suffering. It also exposes the very real ambiguity in much civilian identity which is used to justify extreme hostility. But this is, above all, a book about why civilians should be protected. It looks deeply into the reasons and arguments for limiting human violence in war."--BOOK JACKET.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Slim, Hugo.
    Published
    New York : Columbia University Press, c2008
    Contents
    Limited warfare and its rivals
    Killing and rape
    Movement, impoverishment, famine, disease, and distress
    Anti-civilian ideologies
    Civilian ambiguity
    Doing the killing
    Promoting civilian protection.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Limited warfare and its rivals -- Killing and rape -- Movement, impoverishment, famine, disease, and distress -- Anti-civilian ideologies -- Civilian ambiguity -- Doing the killing -- Promoting civilian protection.

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    English
    External Link
    Table of contents only
    ISBN
    9780231700368
    0231700369 (cloth : alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    viii, 319 p. ; 23 cm.

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