Morality and Ethics at War: Bridging the Gaps Between the Soldier and the State

Author(s): Deane-Peter Baker


In Morality and Ethics of War, which includes a foreword by Major General Susan Coyle, ethicist Deane-Peter Baker goes beyond existing treatments of military ethics to address a fundamental problem: the yawning gap between the diverse moral frameworks defining personal identity on the one hand, and the professional military ethic on the other.


Baker argues that overcoming this chasm is essential to minimising the ethical risks that can lead to operational and strategic failure for military forces engaged in today's complex conflict environment. He contends that spanning the gap is vital in preventing moral injury from befalling the nation's uniformed servants. Drawing on a revised account of what he calls 'the Just War Continuum', Baker develops a bridging framework that combines conceptual clarity and rigour with insights from cutting edge psychological research and creates a practical means for military leaders to negotiate the moral chasm in military affairs.


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  • : 9781350104549
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Academic
  • : September 2020
  • : 1.6 Centimeters X 13.8 Centimeters X 21.4 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : Deane-Peter Baker
  • : Paperback
  • : 224