Ethics & International Affairs Volume 10 (1996): Articles: Just War Principles and Economic Sanctions [Abstract]

Dec 4, 1996

Pierce challenges the argument that economic sanctions are always morally preferable to the use of military force. His analysis shows that economic sanctions also inflict great pain, suffering, and physical harm on the innocent population of noncombatants and that small-scale military operations are sometimes preferable. Lori Fisler Damrosch's framework for ethical analysis, Michael Walzer's Just and Unjust Wars, and the case of Haiti are used to support his argument.

To read or purchase the full text of this article, click here.

You may also like

AUG 27, 2021 Journal

Ethics & International Affairs Volume 35.2 (Summer 2021)

The highlight of this issue is a roundtable organized by Adrian Gallagher on the responsibility to protect in a changing world order. The roundtable contains ...

MAY 11, 2021 Journal

Ethics & International Affairs Volume 35.1 (Spring 2021)

The highlight of this issue is a roundtable organized by Madison Powers on ethics and the future of the global food system. The roundtable contains ...

DEC 9, 2019 Journal

Ethics & International Affairs Volume 33.4 (Winter 2019)

The centerpiece of the Winter 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a symposium entitled "Just War and Unjust Soldiers," with a lead article by Scott ...