Ethics and World Politics

Author: Duncan Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199548625

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 5434


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

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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.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations

Author: Patrick Hayden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317043537

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

View: 1613


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.

Ethics, Diversity, and World Politics

Saving Pluralism From Itself?

Author: John Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191053341

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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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.

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: 432


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 in International Affairs

Theories and Cases

Author: Andrew Valls

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847691579

Category: Philosophy

Page: 241

View: 8289


As the essays in this new collection make clear, the division between what is in the national interest and what can be morally justified is often questionable. One reason is that the citizens who vote for the governments that make and carry out policy are not indifferent to the moral justifiability or lack of it of those policies.

Ethics and International Politics

Author: Luigi Bonanate

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570030765

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 4203


In this study of an issue that has moved to the forefront of international relations, Luigi Bonanate challenges the realist argument that relations between states are essentially amoral and governed exclusively by considerations of power and self-interest. He argues instead for the possibility of a moral theory of international life and, in doing so, lays a foundation for making moral assessments of international politics.

Moral Limit and Possibility in World Politics

Author: Richard M. Price

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521716208

Category: Political Science

Page: 330

View: 6486


At what point can we concede that the realities of world politics require that moral principles be compromised, and how do we know when a real ethical limit has been reached? This volume gathers leading constructivist scholars to explore the issue of moral limit and possibility in global political dilemmas. The contributors examine pressing ethical challenges such as sanctions, humanitarian intervention, torture, the self-determination of indigenous peoples, immigration, and the debate about international criminal tribunals and amnesties in cases of atrocity. Their analyses entail theoretical and empirical claims about the conditions of possibility and limits of moral change in world politics, therefore providing insightful leverage on the ethical question of 'what ought we to do?' This is a valuable contribution to the growing field of normative theory in International Relations and will appeal to scholars and advanced students of international ethics and political theory.

From Terrorism to Politics

Author: Anisseh Van Engeland,Rachael M. Rudolph

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317131746

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 8849


How do terrorists become politicians? This book embraces a series of comparative case studies in order to examine important issues regarding the relationship between terrorism and political processes. It identifies the characteristics necessary for the transition from a 'terrorist' organization to a political party and situates this within broader debates about substantive ethical concerns motivating the distinction between legitimate politics and illegitimate violence. The volume offers a presentation of how some terrorist groups see the world in which they live. It also provides an understanding of how established democracies such as the US react to the phenomenon of the terrorist-politician transition. This is a useful resource for students and scholars of international relations, political ethics and comparative politics.

Ethics in International Relations

A Constitutive Theory

Author: Mervyn Frost

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521555302

Category: Law

Page: 251

View: 1564


Most questions commonly asked about international politics are ethical ones. Should the international community intervene in Bosnia? What do we owe the starving in Somalia? What should be done about the genocide in Rwanda? Yet, Mervyn Frost argues, ethics is accorded a marginal position within the academic study of international relations. In this book he examines the reasons given for this, and evaluates those ethical theories that do exist within the discipline. Finally, he elaborates his own ethical theory, which he derives from Hegel, and applies it to central ethical problems in international politics today.

A Practice of Ethics for Global Politics

Ethical Reflexivity

Author: Jack L. Amoureux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317753380

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 5414


What kind of ethics in world politics is possible if there is no foundation for moral knowledge or global reality is at least complex and contingent? Furthermore, how can an ethics grapple with difference, a persistent and confounding feature for global politics? This book responds to the call for a bold and creative approach to ethics that avoids assuming or aspiring to universality, and instead prioritizes difference, complexity and uncertainty by turning to reflexivity, not as method or methodology, but as a practice of ethics for politics. This practice, ‘ethical reflexivity’, offers individuals, organizations and communities tools to recognize, interrogate and potentially change the stories they tell about politics—about constraints, notions of responsibility and visions of desirability. The benefits and limits of ethical reflexivity are investigated by the author, who engages writing on critique, rhetoric, affect and relationality, and carefully considers dominant and alternative framings of difficult issues in International Relations (IR)—the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and the US policies of ‘enhanced interrogation’ and drone strikes. This path-breaking study provokes new possibilities for agency and action and contributes to a growing literature in IR on reflexivity by uniquely elaborating its promise as an ethics for politics, and by drawing on thinkers less utilized in discussions of reflexivity such as Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault and Aristotle. This book will appeal to scholars and upper-level graduates in several sub-fields of IR, including international/global ethics, IR theory, global governance, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, foreign policy analysis and US foreign policy.

Targeting Terrorists

A License to Kill?

Author: Avery Plaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317046714

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

View: 1471


Targeting Terrorists: A License to Kill? examines the political history and ethics of targeted killing. Avery Plaw's analysis addresses the questions of moral, political and legal justification in the context of the current 'war on terror' and of legitimate/illegitimate forms of counter-terrorism more generally. Given the increasing number of terrorist targetings conducted around the world today and the virtual absence of a sustained public and scholarly debate over the practice, this study makes a crucial contribution to the examination of an increasingly important and troubling subject. Incorporating insights and arguments from a range of disciplines and approaches, and offering an excellent balance between theory and case studies, this book is highly relevant for courses on ethics, politics, international relations and international law.

Global Ethics

Anarchy, Freedom and International Relations

Author: Mervyn Frost

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134036922

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 7316


This provocative and original book challenges the commonplace that contemporary international interactions are best understood as struggles for power. Eschewing jargon and theoretical abstraction, Mervyn Frost argues that global politics and global civil society must be understood in ethical terms. International actors are always faced with the ethical question: So, what ought we to do in circumstances like these? Illustrating the centrality of ethics to our understanding of global politics and global civil society with detailed case studies, Frost shows how international actors constitute one another in global social practices that are underpinned by specific ethical commitments. Case Studies examined include: The War on Iraq The ‘Global War on Terror’ Iran Human Rights Globalization and Migration The use of Private Military Companies. Global Ethics forces readers to confront their own necessary ethical engagement as citizens and rights holders in global society. Failure to understand international relations in ethical terms will lead to misguided action. This book should be read by all scholars and students of international relations as well as the general reader seeking an accessible account of the importance of ethical decisions in world affairs.

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: 9474


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.

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: 2996


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

The Ethics of Care

Personal, Political, and Global

Author: Virginia Held

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195180992


Page: 211

View: 556


An exploration of the moral theory examines the characteristics of the ethics of care, discussing the feminist roots of this moral approach, what is meant by "care," and the potential of the ethics of care for dealing with social issues.

Ethics and International Relations

Author: H. Seckinelgin,H. Shinoda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230520456

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 8630


The end of the Cold War and the discussions concerning the process of globalization have brought the study of international politics face to face with new issues such as human rights, humanitarian interventions, environmental concerns, global social movements and health issues like HIV/AIDS. The challenges arising from these issues require novel theoretical approaches that are not limited to the traditional ethical concerns of international politics. The contributors to this volume re-examine existing approaches and formulate new ethical perspectives for the twenty-first century. This volume challenges the status quo in international relations and provides an opening for an alternative theoretical debate for those who are interested in international political theory.

Global Health and International Community

Ethical, Political and Regulatory Challenges

Author: John Coggon,Swati Gola

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780935587

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 4561


Global health arguably represents the most pressing issues facing humanity. Trends in international migration and transnational commerce render state boundaries increasingly porous. Human activity in one part of the world can lead to health impacts elsewhere. Animals, viruses and bacteria as well as pandemics and environmental disasters do not recognize or respect political borders. It is now widely accepted that a global perspective on the understanding of threats to health and how to respond to them is required, but there are many practical problems in establishing such an approach. This book offers a foundational study of these urgent and challenging problems, combining critical analysis with practically focused policy contributions. The contributors span the fields of ethics, human rights, international relations, law, philosophy and global politics. They address normative questions relating to justice, equity and inequality and practical questions regarding multi-organizational cooperation, global governance and international relations. Moving from the theoretical to the practical, Global Health and International Community is an essential resource for scholars, students, activists and policy makers across the globe.

Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations

Author: Brent J. Steele,Eric Heinze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429761872

Category: Political Science

Page: 602

View: 8540


Ethics and International Relations (IR), once considered along the margins of the IR field, has emerged as one of the most eclectic and interdisciplinary research areas today. Yet the same diversity that enriches this field also makes it a difficult one to characterize. Is it, or should it only be, the social-scientific pursuit of explaining and understanding how ethics influences the behaviours of actors in international relations? Or, should it be a field characterized by what the world should be like, based on philosophical, normative and policy-based arguments? This Handbook suggests that it can actually be both, as the contributions contained therein demonstrate how those two conceptions of Ethics and International Relations are inherently linked. Seeking to both provide an overview of the field and to drive debates forward, this Handbook is framed by an opening chapter providing a concise and accessible overview of the complex history of the field of Ethics and IR, and a conclusion that discusses how the field may progress in the future and what subjects are likely to rise to prominence. Within are 44 distinct and original contributions from scholars teaching and researching in the field, which are structured around 8 key thematic sections: Philosophical Resources International Relations Theory Religious Traditions International Security and Just War Justice, Rights and Global Governance International Intervention Global Economics Environment, Health and Migration Drawing together a diverse range of scholars, the Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations provides a cutting-edge overview of the field by bringing together these eclectic, albeit dynamic, themes and topics. It will be an essential resource for students and scholars alike.