Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alia Brahimi

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199562961

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 June 2019

Jus ad Bellum, Iraq, and the War on Terror

Jus ad Bellum, Iraq, and the War on Terror

Chapter:
(p.17) Chapter 1 Jus ad Bellum, Iraq, and the War on Terror
Source:
Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror
Author(s):

Alia Brahimi (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.003.0002

The Bush administration argued vigorously that the 2003 Iraq war was just. The war's critics similarly invoked the language and concepts of the just war tradition to register their opposition. These arguments are explored in the context of seven jus ad bellum criteria: just cause, right authority, right intention, goal of peace, proportionality, last resort, and reasonable hope of success. It is argued that the main source of controversy arose from the Bush administration's shift away from the more narrow, modern understanding of the just war by making arguments which rested on the broader moral tradition of the just war and the larger moral agenda of the ‘war on terror’.

Keywords:   Iraq war, just war, George W. Bush administration, war on terror, WMD, self‐defence, just cause, right authority, right intention, goal of peace, proportionality, last resort, reasonable hope of success

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .