Jus Post Bellum

Restraint, Stabilisation and Peace


Jus Post bellum: Restraint, Stabilisation and Peace seeks to answer the question “is restraint in war essential for a just and lasting peace”? With a foreword by Professor Brian Orend who asserts this as “a most commendable subject” in extending Just War Theory, the book contains chapters on the ethics of war-fighting since the end of the Cold War and a look into the future of conflict. From the causes of war, with physical restraint and reconciliation in combat and political settlement, further chapters written by expert academics and military participants cover international humanitarian law, practicalities of the use of force and some of the failures in achieving safe and lasting peace in modern-day theatres of conflict.

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Patrick Mileham, PhD (2001), a graduate of Cambridge and Lancaster universities, is an academic and former British Army officer with operational experience in South Arabia and Northern Ireland. An author of many publications and conference papers, he has organized numerous conferences and published proceedings such as War and Morality (RUSI, 2004). He is a board Member of EuroISME.
Foreword: A most Commendable Subject: Justice After War
Brian Orend
Preface: Restraint in War: Essential for a Just Peace?
Benoit Royal
Notes on Contributors

Part 1: General: War and Peace

1 Jus Post Bellum Frigidum: A Kantian Idealistic Critique of Three Decades of Post-Cold War Global SecurityEdwin R. Micewski

2 Causation, Luck, and Restraint in War
Florian Demont-Biaggi

3 Τhe Ancient Greek Ἄγος (Agos) and the Warrior Ethos
Evaggelia Kiosi

Part 2: Just War and the Causes of Peace

4 Fighting Well for a Just Peace? Exploring the in Bello/post bellum Dependence Thesis
Carl Ceulemans

5 Exploring the Relationship between jus ad bellum and jus post bellum
Lonneke Peperkamp

6 In Our Obedience to Jus Post Bellum, could Respect for Jus in Bello Require Us to be Machiavellian?
Marie-des-Neiges Ruffo de Calabre

7 What of Jus Post bellum if Just War Theory Rests on a Category mistake?Boris Kashnikov

Part 3: Reconciliation Root and Branch

8 Fostering Reconcilation as a Goal of Military Endeavour
Nigel Biggar

9 Counter-intuition in a Violent and Retro-futuristic World: A Rejoinder to the ICRC ‘Roots of Restraint in War’ Research
Patrick Mileham

10 Dayton Peace Agreement for Bosnia and Herzegovina – Jus Post Bellum: A Choice between Stability and Change
Srđan Starčević and Ilija Kajtez

11 Colombia’s Fuerza Pública (Security Forces) in the Special Jurisdiction for Peace: Special Treatment or Preferential Treatment?
Camila Andrea Santamaría Chavarro, Diana Isabel Güiza Gómez and Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes

12 Safeguarding and Preserving Identity in War and Peace: A Moral and Military Necessity and a Resource for Reconciliation
Joris D. Kila

Part 4: War Fighting and Peace Generating

13 Restraint: Dutch Soldiers’ Point of View, ISAF Afghanistan 2006–2010
Jan Peter van Bruggen

14 Towards Jus Post Bellum – ‘Ethical Warfare’ for Stabilisation in Iraq and Afghanistan
Dennis Vincent

15 Paramilitary Organizations and Private Military Companies in War: How to Restrain What You Do Not Control?
Dragan Stanar

16 The Dichotomy of Training and War: Making Sense of Soldiers’ Activities
Juha Mäkinen

17 The Ethics of Stabilisation and Security: Principles for Jus Post Bellum – United Kingdom Seminar Proceedings
Patrick Mileham

Academics who specialize in the ethics of military force, interested professional armed forces personnel, lawyers, political scientists as well as the growing number of university programmes and military institute libraries.
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