Fall 2019 Law And War
Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, as LJST-248
Formerly listed as: LJST-48
Faculty Lawrence R. Douglas (Section 01) Description
This course explores the effort to control the violence and chaos of war with legal rules and processes. With classic theorists of war, such as Vattel, Clausewitz, Schmitt and Michael Walzer as our guides, and drawing our examples from conflict zones such as Vietnam, Kosovo, Israel-Palestine, and Iraq, we will ask whether the law of armed conflict has “civilized” the waging of war or simply serves as another tool in the arsenal of armed conflict.
Limited to 30 students. Fall semester. Professor Douglas.
If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to LJST majors Course times and locations LJST 248 - L/D Section 01 Tu 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM CHAP 201 Th 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM CHAP 201 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; click on the the price field to see detailed pricing information.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780140431957 Leviathan (Penguin Classics) Penguin Classics Thomas Hobbes Amherst Books From $4.23-$18.95
9780143039884 Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics) Penguin Classics Hannah Arendt Amherst Books From $6.84-$20.29
0185721374 The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention 2001 Kuperman, Alan Amherst Books TBD
9780465052714 Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations Basic Books Michael Walzer Amherst Books From $8.59-$28.77
9780691125701 The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial Princeton University Press Lawrence Douglas Amherst Books From $4.90-$27.95
9780312278359 Virtual War: Kosovo and Beyond Picador Michael Ignatieff Amherst Books From $3.79-$24.99
These books are available locally at
Amherst Books. If Overenrolled
Preference will be given to LJST majors
Fall 2019 Other years: