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Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations

Edited by: Brent J. Steele , Eric A. Heinze

Print publication date:  July  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138840201
eBook ISBN: 9781315725932
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315725932
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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 forty-four distinct and original contributions from scholars teaching and researching in the field, which are structured around eight key thematic sections:

  • philosophical foundations
  • international relations theory
  • international security and just war
  • justice, rights and global governance
  • international intervention
  • environment, health and migration
  • global economics
  • religion and ethics

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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A history of ethics in international relations Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Kantian themes in ethics and international relations  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Global egalitarianism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Collective responsibility and joint criminal enterprise Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Constructing realities in international politics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Agency, explanation and ethics in international relations Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Hunting the state of nature Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Social constructivism and international ethics Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Truth and power, uncertainty and catastrophe Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Ethics and feminist international relations theory Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Critical international ethics Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Morgenthau and the ethics of realism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Ethics and critical security studies Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Tradition-based approaches to the study of the ethics of war Download PDF
Chapter  15:  How should just war theory be revised? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Critical approaches to the ethics of war Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Historical context Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Justice Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The ethical terrain of international human rights Download PDF
Chapter  20:  International law and ethics Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Historical thinking about human protection Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The global ethics of humanitarian action Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Responsibility to Protect Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Right intent in humanitarian intervention Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Transnational migration and the construction of vulnerability Download PDF
Chapter  26:  At a crossroads Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Climate change, sustainable development, and vulnerability Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Climate change and island populations Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The ethics of alternative finance Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Decolonial global justice Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Gender, nature, and the ethics of finance in a racialised global (political) economy Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Biofuels and the ethics of global governance Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Adam Smith’s ambiguous theodicy and the ethics of international political economy Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Religion, emotions and conflict escalation Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Solidarity beyond religious and secular Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Ethics from the underside Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Ibn Khaldun and the wealth of civilizations Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The futures of ethics and international relations Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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