Good Soldiers and Ethical Soldiers

  • Sparrow, Robert (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Coady, Cecil (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wolfendale, Jessica (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Can modern soldiers be ethical and effective? This project will answer this question through a substantive analysis of ethical soldiering in light of, in the one hand, military training practices in Australia and overseas and on the hand, contemporary moral philosophy. This combination of empirical research and philosophical analysis will fill a significant gap in the research in this area. Outcomes of this project include a critical assessment of tradtitional conceptions of the ethical soldier and positive suggestions for cultivating ethical soldiering in light of the military's changing role. Research will be communicated through an authored book, an edited collection of scholarly papers and articles in leading academic journals.
Effective start/end date2/01/0731/12/09


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$103,913.00