Jovana Davidovic

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Assistant Professor
Education: 
PhD, University of Minnesota, 2011
Office: 
273 English-Philosophy Building
Phone: 
319-335-0031
Office Hours: 
Monday 8:30-11:30
Research Interests: 

social and political philosophy, applied ethics, philosophy of law, military ethics, logic

Dr. Davidovic's research and teaching interests include social and political philosophy, applied ethics, philosophy of law, military ethics, and logic. She has published on international law, just war theory, and human rights. Her recent work has focused on individualist approaches to just war theory; practical accounts of human rights; the question of proportionality in war as well as the role that the changing character of war plays in our analyses of proportionality, necessity and imminence for fighting in war. Dr. Davidovic commonly teaches classes like Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Human Rights, War, Terrorism and Torture and Matters of Life and Death. Dr. Davidovic previously worked at the Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Australian National University in Canberra.  

 

Selected Publications: 

• “Human Rights Through Practice: Practical Approach to Human Rights,” in Human Rights: Political Approaches, eds. T. Campbell and K. Bourne, London: Routledge Press, forthcoming

• “Proportionate Killing: Using Jus in Bello Conditions to Model the Liability and Lesser Evil Justifications for Killing in War,” in Weighing Lives: Combatants and Civilians in War, eds. Jens Ohlin, Claire Finkelstein and Larry May, Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, forthcoming

• Davidovic, J. 2016. “What Do We Owe Refugees,” Journal of Global Ethics, Special Issue on Refugees, forthcoming

• “Moral and Political Justification of the ICC,” The Critique, series on the Challenges and Opportunities of a Rising Africa

• “Proportionality and Necessity Conditions Jus In Bello,” in Cambridge Handbook of Just War Theory, eds. Sharon Fyfe and Larry May, Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming

• “Should the Changing Character of War Affect Our Theories of War?” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (printed version forthcoming 2016, early view available online, DOI: 10.1007/s10677-01509653-x)

• “Finding Space for Criminal Prosecutions Post-Conflict,” Journal of Applied Philosophy 33:1, 2016, pp. 53-68

• “Universal Jurisdiction and International Criminal Law,” The New Philosophy of Criminal Law, eds. Zachary Hoskins and Chad Flanders, London, U.K.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015, pp. 113-130

• “International Criminal Court, the Trust Fund for Victims and Victim Participation,” Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice, eds. Larry May and Elizabeth Edenberg. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 217-243

• “The International Rule-of-Law and Killing in War,” Social Theory and Practice, 38:3, 2012, pp. 531-552

• “Timor-Leste and Transitional Justice: should we pursue international prosecutions for the crimes committed in East Timor in 1999?” Morality, Jus Post Bellum and International Law, eds. Larry May and Andrew Forcehimes, Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp. 78-112

• “Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights: Natural Law Approach, Positivism, Critical Legal Studies, Feminist Legal Studies and Critical Race Theories,” in International Human Rights: Law, Policy, and Process, eds. David Weissbrodt, Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Joan Fitzpatrick and Frank Newman, LexisNexis, 4th ed., 2009 (with David Weissbrodt), pp. 225-240

• “Are Humanitarian Military Interventions Obligatory?” Journal of Applied Philosophy, 25:2, 2008, pp. 134-144

Book Reviews and Other

•  Review of Torture and Moral Integrity, Matthew Kramer, Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press in Analysis (forthcoming 2016)

•  Review of How We Fight, eds. Helen Frowe and Gerald Lang, Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press in Analysis (forthcoming 2016)

•  “Just War, ISIS and the War on Terror,” The Critique, April 2015, available at http://www.thecritique.com/articles/just-war-isis-the-war-on-terror/

Work in Progress: 

“Human Rights Through Practice: A Defense of the Practical Approach to Human Rights,” Human Rights: Political Approaches, eds. Tom Campbell and Kylie Bourne, Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press (complete draft)

“Law and Morality of Fighting in War and Expressive Theories of Law” (complete first draft)

“Proportionality and Necessity Conditions Jus In Bello,” Cambridge Handbook of Just War Theory, eds. Sharon Fyfe and Larry May, Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press (in preparation)

“What Do We Owe Refugees?” (in preparation)

“Minimal Decency as a Bridge Between Positive and Negative Duties” (in preparation)

“Proportionate Killing: Using Traditional Jus in Bello Conditions to Model the Relationship Between Liability and Lesser Evil Justifications for Killing in War,” for Weighing Lives: Combatants and Civilians in War, eds. Jens Ohlin, Claire Finkelstein and Larry May, Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press (complete draft, under review)