Reinhold Niebuhr and the Use of Force

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This chapter considers the issues in relation to humanitarian interventions, arguing that moral compassion without a sense of the political realities can be disastrous. It also looks at Niebuhr's ethical realism in relation to the Just War tradition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191722264
ISBN (Print)9780199571833
StatePublished - May 1 2010


  • Ethical realism
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Just war
  • Moral compassion
  • Reinhold niebuhr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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