Jus ad vim: The Morality of Military and Police Use of Force in Armed Conflicts Short of War

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Abstract

Michael Walzer introduced the term jus ad vim – the just use of force short of war – in contrast with, or perhaps to complement, the well-established notion of the just war, jus ad bellum and its correlative notion, jus in bello (Walzer 2006). The intuitive idea is that there are circumstances in which military force needs to be used yet full-blown war can be avoided, and in these circumstances a different configuration of moral principles is required; hence the constitutive principles of jus ad vim will differ somewhat from the constitutive principles of jus ad bellum or, at least,...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForce Short of War in Modern Conflict: Jus Ad Vim
EditorsJai Galliott
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Pages127-147
ISBN (Print)978-1474444224
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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