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Websites and evaluation
The websites you will find on this page were specifically selected by the Library in consultation with your professor to support your research. As a result, you can trust that they will be reliable sources of information.
However, it is important that you always think critically about any source you use. This is particularly important when using sources that you have found on the internet. To help you with this, the College has developed a simple test, the PAARC test, that you can use with any resource.
Just War Theory
The following resources will be useful in researching just war theory and the ethics of war.
JustWarTheory.com is an independent, non-profit website dedicated to the philisophical study of warfare. It offers extensive annotations and links to reliable online materials. It is owned and maintained by Mark Rigstad, an Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Oakland University in the United States.
Theories of a Just War (Website)
The Philosophical Society's page of definitions and links about Just War. The site is edited by Tim Ruggiero and updated every month.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Website)
This is a free online encyclopedia maintained by the Metaphysics Research Lab at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. It offers introductory definitions of a wide range of philosophical topics.
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Website)
This is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing everyone with open access to detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in the discipline of philosophy. It is maintained by a staff of 30 expert editors from universities around the world.
Just War and Modern Warfare (Article)
Ross Douthat's essay from The Atlantic about what Just War means in the realities of modern warfare.
The Responsibility to Protect (PDF)
David Chandler et al.'s e-international relations article about the recent events in Libya and the responsibilities of the world community.
The United Nations
The United Nations (Website)
The United Nations main website. Contains a wealth of information on a wide range of UN operations and responsibilities.
The United Nations Security Council (Website)
The website for the UN Security Council, who, under the UN Charter, has the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.
United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (Website)
A UN commission whose primary responsibility is post-conflict peace-building and recovery.
University for Peace (Website)
The headquarters for the UPEACE program, whose activities include teaching, research, distance learning, and outreach in the areas of Peace and Conflict Studies. Maintains several Open Access journals and other publications in the areas of conflict studies and peace-building.