Rengger the reluctant rule follower

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This chapter explores the work of Nicholas J. Rengger, specifically in the realm of the use of force. It argues that Rengger’s reluctance to embrace a rule following approach to evaluating military combat was not a complete rejection of rules but rather a reading of them through the casuistic tradition of thought. It concludes with a brief examination of cyber warfare using Rengger’s ideas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe civil condition in world politics
Subtitle of host publicationbeyond tragedy and utopianism
EditorsVassilios Paipais
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherBristol University Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781529224207
ISBN (Print)9781529224177, 9781529224184
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2022

Publication series

NameBristol studies in international theory


  • Just war
  • Rules
  • International law
  • Nicholas J Rengger
  • Casuistry
  • Cyberwar


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