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License to kill: is legitimate authority a requirement for just war?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2013 (English)In: International Theory, ISSN 1752-9719, E-ISSN 1752-9727, Vol. 5, no 1, 64-93 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In traditional just war theory, legitimate authority is regarded as a necessary requirement for war to be just. This article challenges this requirement by arguing that a right to wage war can be derived from the right to self-defense and the justifiability of exercising political power to protect basic human rights. Arguments for the legitimate authority-requirement are then surveyed and rejected as insufficient to defend the principle's privileged status. It is argued that just war theory does not need the legitimate authority-requirement and may benefit from its removal.

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2013. Vol. 5, no 1, 64-93 p.
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just war theory, legitimacy, authority, self-defense, human rights
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-92521DOI: 10.1017/S1752971913000122ISI: 000320960400003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-92521DiVA: diva2:639556
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Available from: 2013-08-08 Created: 2013-08-07 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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