Beyond Eurocentrism and Anarchy: Memories of International by S. Grovogui PDF

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By S. Grovogui

ISBN-10: 1403972540

ISBN-13: 9781403972545

This booklet re-evaluates 'international wisdom' in gentle of contemporary scholarship within the fields of hermeneutics, ethnography, and historiography concerning the 'non-West', the earlier, and the current of foreign society. It bargains a view of the current within the type of a critique of Euro-centrism and occidentalist perspectives of the postwar order.

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215. 11 Michael Quinlan, ‘Britain’s War Since 1945’, in The Ethics of War, Chapter 13, p. 235. The Continuing, Crucial Relevance of Just War Criteria 35 George Weigel has again criticised church leaders, in particular American Roman Catholic Bishops, for interpreting the Just War tradition as expressing a presumption against violence. He argues, that it should be understood as a tool of statecraft for public officials, guiding them in their proper use of force. It is indeed the latter when properly informed by Christian statements as argued above.

In relation to the 2003 Iraq war for example, a case was made by both the US and British governments that it was legal on the basis of previous UN resolutions. However, the failure to achieve a second UN resolution, and in particular the refusal of France and Germany to see military action at that stage as morally legitimate, indicated a lack of that wider international consensus which alone gives moral authority to military action. The converse can be seen if we examine the 1999 Kosovo operation.

2 Though the four Bishops provide a short paragraph in their report on what they term ‘the dilemma posed by post-conflict Iraq’,3 they fall short of a full consideration of the issues arising from a Christian ethical consideration of Jus Post Bellum. 4 In the tenth of their 13 Christian principles for ‘a world characterised by power and violence’, the four Bishops argue that: the churches have a special responsibility in the area of reconciliation. 5 On any one of the UN High-Level Panel’s five basic criteria of legitimacy, it is possible to argue that the Iraq intervention was illegitimate.

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