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Just War for Global Justice

Author:
Kuo, Yuchun
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Political Science
Degree Supervisor:
Paige Digeser
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2012
Issued Date:
2012
Topics:
Political Science, General, Political Science, International Relations, and Ethics
Keywords:
World Poverty
Subsistence
Basic Needs
Global Justice
Just War
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
Description:

Can poor countries fight a just war to enforce global distributive justice? This dissertation applies just war theory to explore the conditions in which such a war is morally permitted. I argue that global justice should aim at meeting people's basic needs by promoting economic development of poor countries. This demand for global justice is triggered by the fact that the state system, sustained by coercion, influences people's life prospects profoundly and pervasively. When the rich and high income countries fail to discharge their duties, assigned by what I call The Commission of Development Aid, to assist poor countries' economic developments, their failure constitutes a just cause of war. When waging war for global justice, poor countries should have the right intention to observe all requirements of jus ad bellum and jus in bello. Only legitimate governments of poor countries have the legitimate authority to wage this war because of their legitimate authority to distribute resources in the domestic realm. A war for global justice should receive authorization from the Security Council or, at least, from the General Assembly. Finally, war for global justice does not necessarily fail to satisfy the requirements of reasonable chance of success, last resort, and proportionality.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (373 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3vd6wkb
ISBN:
9781267767646
Catalog System Number:
990039147670203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Yuchun Kuo
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