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The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations

Edited by: Patrick Hayden

Print publication date:  September  2009
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754671015
eBook ISBN: 9781315612935
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043546

10.4324/9781315612935
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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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Origins of Realism Revisited Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Liberalism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Cosmopolitanism Past and Present Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Critical Theory, Marxism and International Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Feminist Ethics in World Politics Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Poststructuralism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Just War Theory and the Ethics of War and Peace Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Humanitarian Intervention Download PDF
Chapter  10:  From State Security to Human Security? Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Pacifism and International Relations Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Human Rights Universalism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Genocide: Ethical and Normative Perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Gender and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Children’s Human Rights and the Politics of Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Human Rights and Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Transitional Justice: From the Local to the International Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Poverty, Inequality and Global Distributive Justice Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Political Exclusion of Refugees in the Ethics of International Relations Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Human Rights, Human Needs, Human Development, Human Security Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Environmental Justice: National and International Dimensions Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Multinational Corporations and Global Responsibilities Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Nationalism, Self-Determination and Secession Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Ethics of Global Governance and Global Governance of Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Understanding and Analysing Social Movements and Alternative Globalization Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Dialogue and International Ethics: Religion, Cultural Diversity and Universalism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Transformation of Political Community and Conceptions of Global Citizenship Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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