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What is victory in war? If one is fighting for a just cause, is it a dereliction of duty to settle for anything less than victory? Can victory ever be worthy of the sacrifices made in its pursuit? What is its relation to the peace that everyone hopes will come once fighting has ended? This introduction discusses how the book will tackle these questions. It briefly traces the ubiquity and import of ‘victory’ in the theoretical and practical discourses of war from ancient times to the present day. It then juxtaposes three prominent examples of victory’s importance: the classical use of trophies and triumphs, the emergence of ‘degrade and destroy’ as a rubric for interpreting the ‘War on Terror’, and finally the centrality of victory to any efforts to conceive of war in strategic, political, or ethical terms. We close by providing an overview of the chapters to follow.
|Title of host publication||Moral Victories|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Ethics of Winning Wars|
|Editors||Andrew R. Hom, Cian O'Driscoll, Kurt Mills|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Nov 2017|
- moral victories
- degrade and destroy
- War on Terror
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- 1 Finished
Moral Victories: Ethics, Exit Strategies, and the Ending of Wars
O'Driscoll, C., Hom, A. & Hom, A.
1/11/14 → 31/10/16
Project: Project from a former institution
Conclusion: The Normative, Political, and Temporal Dimensions of Moral VictoriesHom, A., O'Driscoll, C. & Mills, K., 23 Nov 2017, Moral Victories: The Ethics of Winning Wars. Hom, A. R., O'Driscoll, C. & Mills, K. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 231-242 12 p. 14
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Moral Victories: The Ethics of Winning WarsHom, A. (ed.), O'Driscoll, C. (ed.) & Mills, K. (ed.), 23 Nov 2017, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 272 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Can’t Lose For Winning: Victory In The Trump Presidency
Andy Hom & Cian O'Driscoll
1 Media contribution
Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities
- 1 Participation in conference
International Studies Association Annual Convention
Andy Hom (Participant)22 Feb 2017 → 25 Feb 2017
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference