Inquiries in Political Theory 2_3

From Moral Responsibility to Legal Responsibility in the Conduct of War (pages 347–362)

Lavinia Andreea Bejan ABSTRACT: Different societies came to consider certain behaviors as morally wrong, and, in time, due to a more or less general practice, those behaviors have also become legally prohibited. While, nowadays, the existence of legal responsibility of states and individuals for certain reprehensible acts committed during an armed conflict, international or non-international, is hard to be disputed, ... Read More »

Perennialism and Modernism in Romanian National-Communism. An Ideological Dilemma? (pages 363–371)

Emanuel Ciocianu-Copilaș ABSTRACT: This article analyzes the theories of nationalism incorporated into the national-communist discourse active in Romania between 1965 and 1969. Although insisting upon its Marxist ideological core, Romanian national-communist discourse did not, however, embrace the Marxist vision upon nations and nationalism, namely modernism. Furthermore, its vision in this regard, primordialist perenialism, was typical of right-wing, even extreme right-wing ... Read More »

Conflicts and Instability in the Contemporary Security Environment (pages 373–385)

Olesea Ţaranu ABSTRACT: While current doctrines try to separate conflicts within two distinct categories – conventional versus irregular, there are, however, a series of contemporary conflicts that challenge this western view on war showing that the disjunctive manner of classification in ‘big and conventional’ versus ‘small and irregular’ is limited and simplistic. The military strategists as well as the academics ... Read More »

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