Ethics and World Politics

Author: Duncan Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199548625

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 9042


The book opens with a discussion of different methods and approaches employed to study the subject, including analytical political theory, post-structuralism and critical theory. It then surveys some of the most prominent perspectives on global ethics, including cosmopolitanism, communitarianism of various kinds, theories of international society, realism, postcolonialism, feminism, and green political thought. Part III examines a variety of more specific issues, including immigration, democracy, human rights, the just war tradition and its critics, international law, and global poverty and inequality. -- Publisher description.

Moral Spaces

Rethinking Ethics and World Politics

Author: David Campbell,Michael J. Shapiro

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816632756

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

View: 2732


A resounding challenge to the entrenched thinking and political inertia of international relations, this collection of essays overturns some basic assumptions about the relationship between ethics and international affairs -- and about the very nature of these terms. Rather than pursue the traditional search for overarching, supranational principles, the contributors focus on specific, historically situated encounters. The result is a sustained consideration of the relationship between space, subjectivity, and ethics. Moral Spaces takes a position "against" theory, ethics, and justice -- a position opposing the orthodox renderings of these domains, with their ethical political effects. The book proceeds from the suspicion that theorizing ethics tends to obscure the contingencies and complexities of the ethical and that striving for the rules and principles of justice generally produces injustice. Instead, the contributors seek to foster the ethical relation in world politics. They investigate the radical entanglement of moral discourses and "spatial imaginaries" -- the moral spaces or bounded locations whose inhabitants benefit from ethical inclusion -- and question the approach that leads to this entanglement. These essays stimulate new ways of thinking about what is "international, " about states and their interests, about sovereignty and transborder humanisms, about refugees and immigration, about rescue missions and the death penalty, and about the limited but very solid metaphysical underpinnings of the "international" discourse. Contributors: William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins U; Michael Dillon, U of Lancaster; Bonnie Honig, Northwestern U; Kate Manzo, U of Newcastle; Richard Maxwell, CUNY; Patricia Molloy, U of Toronto; Daniel Warner, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Switzerland.

International Ethics

Concepts, Theories, and Cases in Global Politics

Author: Mark R. Amstutz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742535831

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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The role of ethics in international relations is a long overlooked and now hotly debated issue. Realists say there is little room for ethics in a world dominated by security risks and national self-interest. Cultural pluralists contend that ethics and morality are relative, depending on the traditions of the society. Idealists are sobered by the complexity of ethical considerations posed by contemporary international challenges. Nonetheless, ethical dilemmas swirl around the globe and moral norms and actions are embraced. This text presents the concepts, theories, methods, and traditions of ethical analysis and then applies them to case studies in the areas of human rights, military force, foreign intervention, economic statecraft, and global political justice. Although rooted in political philosophy, this clearly-written study will be of special interest to students and practitioners of international affairs who are concerned with the role of political morality and ethical judgment in global affairs. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Ethics and Global Politics

The Active Learning Sourcebook

Author: April L. Morgan,Lucinda J. Peach,Colette Mazzucelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565491878

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 7140


Using a participatory approach to teaching ethics in global politics, this book compiles classroom-tested exercises for use in courses related to world affairs.

Ethics, Diversity, and World Politics

Saving Pluralism from Itself?

Author: John Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198733623

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6628


Ethics, Diversity, and World Politics argues for the importance of the diversity of human ethical systems in world politics, defending the vitality of a 'pluralist' position in debates about how to ethically assess and respond to political challenges. Rooted in the 'English School' tradition of international relations theory, the book offers the first fundamental reformulation of the 'traditional pluralism' that fails to offer a persuasive defence of the normative desirability of ethical diversity in human affairs, resulting in a pluralist ethic that is statist, conservative, and unable to engage effectively with contemporary world politics. The book develops an alternative account of 'revived pluralism', rooted in a defence of the normative desirability of ethical diversity that draws upon political philosophy, political theory, and sociology, to establish a far more rigorous methodological basis for a pluralist position, whilst also enabling assessment of the limits of defensible diversity.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations

Author: Patrick Hayden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317043537

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

View: 2756


While skepticism about the role of moral considerations in international politics has been influential within the discipline of international relations (IR), those writing on topics such as war, peace, rights and trade up until the twentieth century took seriously the importance of ethical values and moral debates. The 1990s and 2000s have seen a substantial growth of attention to the ways in which IR conceives and analyzes themes of an ethical nature, and how issues, problems and policies involving ethics are addressed by a variety of actors within the international system. This indispensable research companion widens the perspective from 'ethics and international relations' to 'ethics in international relations', redressing the (mis)perception that ethical concepts, principles, norms and rules are not in part constitutive of the international system and the agents acting within that system. Necessarily cross-disciplinary, expertise is drawn from IR and also philosophy, political theory, religious studies, history and law, making this an ideal volume for any library reference collection.

The Idea of Global Civil Society

Ethics and Politics in a Globalizing Era

Author: Randall Germain,Michael Kenny

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134272898

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 9478


This book evaluates the claim that in order to explore the changing social foundations of global power relations today, we need to include in our analysis an understanding of global civil society, particularly if we also wish to raise ethical questions about the changing political and institutional practices of transnational governance. Bridging the normative concerns of political theorists with the historical and institutional focus of scholars of international relations and international political economy, this book is of broad interest to students and researchers concerned with international relations, civil society, global governance and ethics.

Ethics and Global Security

A cosmopolitan approach

Author: Anthony Burke,Katrina Lee-Koo,Matt McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135095086

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 3353


This book will be the first systematic examination of the role that ethics plays in international security in both theory and practice, and offers the reader a concrete ethics for global security. Questions of morality and ethics have long been central to global security, from the death camps, world wars and H-bombs of the 20th century, to the humanitarian missions, tsunamis, terrorism and refugees of the 21st. This book goes beyond the Just War tradition to demonstrate how ethical commitments influence security theory, policy and international law, across a range of pressing global challenges. The book highlights how, from patrolling a territorial border to maintaining armed forces, security practices have important ethical implications, by excluding some from consideration, presenting others as potential threats and exposing them to harm, and licensing particular actions. While many scholars and practitioners of security claim little interest in ethics, ethics clearly has an interest in them. This innovative book extends the traditional agenda of war and peace to consider the ethics of force short of war such as sanctions, deterrence, terrorism, targeted killing, and torture, and the ethical implications of new security concerns such as identity, gender, humanitarianism, the responsibility to protect, and the global ecology. It advances a concrete ethics for an era of global threats, and makes a case for a cosmopolitan approach to the theory and practice of security that could inspire a more just, stable and inclusive global order. This book fills an important gap in the literature and will be of much interest to students of ethics, security studies and international relations.

Ethics and culture in world politics

Author: Jan Lüdert

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638037061

Category: Political Science

Page: 3

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Intermediate Examination Paper from the year 2007 in the subject Politics - International Politics - General and Theories, grade: 1.5, The Australian National University, 0 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Contemplating ethics, culture and furthermore their interplay in world politics might be a perpetual impasse devoid of a teleological clarity. Disregarding the two concepts on the other hand, as irrelevant to the study of International Relations (IR), as it is best carried out by Realpolitik and studied with scientific sterility ala Kenneth Waltz, would be myopic on a number of levels. Before framing the meaning of ethics and culture, and discussing their possible interplay in world politics, the following question is proposed to perhaps establish a conceptual link between the two: Can we find a fruitful starting point by perceiving morality as a connector of ethics and culture to world politics? Of all the areas of philosophy, ethics is the one that seems most significant to people, and it is no overstatement to say that everyone is engaged in ethical deliberation at every turn in life. Ethics, as a major philosophical branch, is derived from the ancient Greek term ethikos, or the meaning of living. Its primary focus is to discern between right and wrong ergo it aims to understand the ‘nature of morality’. Or put differently, the ‘social quality’ of ethics ‘forces each of us to feel that our identity is also defined by our relations to others’. In a world which is transformed by a growing ‘interconnectedness and intensification of relations, among states and societies’ summarized in the buzzword of globalization, the social quality of ethics calls for refinement. The veil of ignorance has been vigorously lifted from our eyes by the effects of global transformation, and it becomes an imperative to avoid limiting ethics to kin relationship or confined to territorial bounded Westphalian sovereignty. In short ethics is about ‘humanizing the experience of the other’, which is in its logical extension an individual moral choice to be righteous in a global as well as national and even local context. Thus sound moral values raise tough choices; and tough choices are never straightforward especially in the prevailing anarchical system of world politics. Just like ethics culture is not a ‘singular thing’, but rather a ‘loose collection of [assumed] characteristics’ of a community.

Global Ethics and Global Common Goods

Author: Patrick Riordan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472580869

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 4891


Patrick Riordan takes a different approach to the questions of global ethics by following the direction of questioning initially pioneered by Aristotle; for him the most basic question of ethics is 'what is the good life'? So in the context of contemporary global ethics the Aristotelian questioner wonders about the good life on a global scale. Global Ethics and Global Common Goods fills the gap in existing literature caused by the neglect of the topic of the good in global ethics. Beginning by outlining answers to questions such as 'what is good?' and 'is there a highest good?' Riordan demonstrates the value of a common good perspective in matters of universal human rights and their institutions and practices, the study of international relations and the construction of global institutions, and debates about global justice between cosmopolitanism, nationalism and economic globalization. Philosophical questions provoked by these debates are identified and pursued, such as the question of a common human nature which seems presupposed by the language of universal rights. For experienced students of political philosophy and international relations this is a crucial text in the literature exploring the possibilities for politics on a world scale, while the perspective of the common good adds a new and distinctive dimension to current debates on global security and the challenges of managing conflict.

Ethics in an Era of Globalization

Author: Ronald Commers,Wim Vandekerckhove,An Verlinden

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754671954

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

View: 6964


Presenting new developments in the field of global ethics, this volume focuses specifically on how to re-conceive ethics in order to come to grips with ethical and political life today. It sets out an agenda for the field of global ethics, addresses the critiques and illustrates the rapprochement of global ethics.

Universality, Ethics and International Relations

A Grammatical Reading

Author: Véronique Pin-Fat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135282471

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 7428


Universality Ethics and International Relations introduces students to the key debates about ethics in international relations theory. This book explores the reasons why grappling with universality and ethics seems to be a profound endeavour and where we end up when we do. By offering a new way of thinking about ethics in International Relations, Pin-Fat shows that there are several varieties of universality which are offered as the answer to ethics in global politics; the divine universality of Hans Morgenthau, the ideal universality of Charles R. Beitz and the binary universality of Michael Walzer. Taking the reader on a grammatical odyssey through each, the book concludes that profound searches for the foundations of universality can’t fulfil our deepest desires for an answer to ethics in global politics. Pin-Fat suggests that the failure of these searches reveals the ethical desirability of defending universality as (im)possible. An ideal text for use in a wide variety of courses, including ethics in international relations, international relations theory, and international political theory, this work provides a valuable new contribution to this rapidly developing field of research.

Canned Heat

Ethics and Politics of Global Climate Change

Author: Marcello Di Paola,Gianfranco Pellegrino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317559665

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 408


Climate change is a key challenge in the contemporary world. This volume studies climate change through many lenses: politics, law, ethics, philosophy, religion, and contemporary art and culture. The essays explore alternatives for sustainable development and highlight oft-overlooked issues, such as climate change refugees and food justice. Designed as four parts, the volume: first, offers an astute diagnosis of the political and moral intricacies of climate change; second, deals specifically with topics in the political theory of climate change governance; third, focuses on the moral theory of climate change; and, finally, analyzes the specific ramifications of the climate change problem. With contributions from experts across the world, this will be especially useful to scholars and students of climate change studies, development studies, environmental studies, politics, and ethics and philosophy. It will also interest policy-makers, social activists, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and those in media and journalism.

Argument and Change in World Politics

Ethics, Decolonization, and Humanitarian Intervention

Author: Neta Crawford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002790

Category: Political Science

Page: 466

View: 3746


This book shows how ethical arguments, not power politics or economics, explain fundamental changes in world politics.

Handbuch Internationale Beziehungen

Author: Frank Sauer,Carlo Masala

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531199188

Category: Political Science

Page: 1172

View: 5993


Das Handbuch Internationale Beziehungen ist die zweite, vollständig überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage des Handbuchs der Internationalen Politik. Das neue Handbuch vermittelt einen umfassenden Überblick über den state of the art der politikwissenschaftlichen Teildisziplin Internationale Beziehungen in deutscher Sprache. Es präsentiert theoretische und methodische Grundlagen der Forschung in den Internationalen Beziehungen und stellt die wesentlichen Akteure und Problemfelder der internationalen Politik vor. Das Nachschlagewerk richtet sich sowohl an Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler als auch an Studierende und die interessierte Öffentlichkeit.

Global Violence

Ethical and Political Issues

Author: Eric A Heinze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317409779

Category: Philosophy

Page: 188

View: 6912


What does it mean to say that a particular war is just or unjust, that terrorism is always wrong, or that torture can sometimes be morally justified? What are the moral bases for the possession or use of nuclear weapons, intervening in other countries’ civil wars, or being a bystander to genocide? Such questions take us to the heart of what is morally right and wrong behaviour in our world. Global Violence: Ethical and Political Issues provides readers with the analytical tools to better understand the suppositions that underlie the debates about such questions, as well as advances its own reasoned and informed ethical analyses of these topics. The book engages different normative approaches from the fields of ethics, political theory, and international relations and uses them to examine a set of case studies on the subjects of inter-state and civil war, nuclear weapons, terrorism, torture and genocide.

Embryo Politics

Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies

Author: Thomas Banchoff

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461071

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 4519


Since the first fertilization of a human egg in the laboratory in 1968, scientific and technological breakthroughs have raised ethical dilemmas and generated policy controversies on both sides of the Atlantic. Embryo, stem cell, and cloning research have provoked impassioned political debate about their religious, moral, legal, and practical implications. National governments make rules that govern the creation, destruction, and use of embryos in the laboratory-but they do so in profoundly different ways. In Embryo Politics, Thomas Banchoff provides a comprehensive overview of political struggles aboutembryo research during four decades in four countries-the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. Banchoff's book, the first of its kind, demonstrates the impact of particular national histories and institutions on very different patterns of national governance. Over time, he argues, partisan debate and religious-secular polarization have come to overshadow ethical reflection and political deliberation on the moral status of the embryo and the promise of biomedical research. Only by recovering a robust and public ethical debate will we be able to govern revolutionary life-science technologies effectively and responsibly into the future.

Reason and Emotion in International Ethics

Author: Renée Jeffery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139992554

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 8856


The study of international ethics is marked by an overwhelming bias towards reasoned reflection at the expense of emotionally driven moral deliberation. For rationalist cosmopolitans in particular, reason alone provides the means by which we can arrive at the truly impartial moral judgments a cosmopolitan ethic demands. However, are the emotions as irrational, selfish and partial as most rationalist cosmopolitans would have us believe? By re-examining the central claims of the eighteenth-century moral sentiment theorists in light of cutting-edge discoveries in the fields of neuroscience and psychology, Renée Jeffery argues that the dominance of rationalism and marginalisation of emotions from theories of global ethics cannot be justified. In its place she develops a sentimentalist cosmopolitan ethic that does not simply provide a framework for identifying injustices and prescribing how we ought to respond to them, but which actually motivates action in response to international injustices such as global poverty.

Critical Theory and World Politics

Citizenship, Sovereignty and Humanity

Author: Andrew Linklater

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134149425

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 7672


Andrew Linklater has been one of the most innovative thinkers in international relations, introducing critical and ethical elements into the discipline which has forced it to rethink many of its basic assumptions. This book builds on this body of work to develop a radical new theory that calls for a cosmopolitan approach to international relations. Key subjects covered in the book include: citizenship and humanity critical theory and political community the problem of harm the sociology of states-systems.