In the modern age, propaganda and warfare have become inseparable, and justifying war to an often reticent public has become one of the propagandist's most complex and important tasks. This topical and timely collection assesses the relationship between justifying war and propaganda and the nature of Just War from an historical perspective. Covering modern conflicts from the imperial wars of the 19th century and the world wars of the twentieth century to Vietnam, Iraq and the 'War on Terror', it brings together new and established scholars in order to interrogate the ways in which wars have been justified in different political, economic and cultural contexts and questions whether the Just War Tradition remains a valid theoretical framework for governing principles of how and why wars are fought.
- Publication Date:
- 31 / 05 / 2012