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A Problem of Paradigms: Grounding Asymmetric Institutional Permissions for the Use of Lethal Force

Gastineau, Adam Charles


In this thesis I seek to demonstrate that the legal and customary norms defining the permissible use of lethal force by police are more restrictive than those defining the permissible use of lethal force by military personnel. I argue that in many cases this asymmetry can rest on a foundation provided by the moral norms of individual self- defense, but that the strength of this foundation is contingent on the context in which lethal force is used. Provided...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (MPhil)


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