Towards a Theory of Just Cyberwar

ABSTRACT

The text applies just war theory to cyberwar from a philosophical perspective. After defining the concept of cyberwar it discusses the ethical criteria of the traditional jus ad bellum and jus in bello, before emphasizing the need for a Kantian jus post bellum. The aim is to reach several ethical norms which may ultimately lead to new international legal norms (an international treaty inspired by jus post bellum) or allow to assess the adaptation of existing legal norms.


AUTHORS

Université d’Auvergne
France

Klaus-Gerd Giesen is professor of political science at the Université d’Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and visiting professor at the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. Previously he has been professor in Germany and in Belgium. He is a specialist in political philosophy (especially international ethics) and in the international politics of technology. He has published or edited ten books, working papers and special issues of journals, as well as about sixty academic articles or book chapters. Two years ago he founded the online journal Academic Foresights.

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Keywords

C

C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

I

IA
ICS

S

SOA

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XRY

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