Moral Issues in International Affairs

The stranger is knocking at the door, and in most cases does not want to become simply one of us, at least in the next ... There are lots of moral issues in international relations, and no doubt more that I have not mentioned.

Author: Bill McSweeney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349264644

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

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A number of eminent international scholars have come together in this volume to address the question of morality in international affairs and to explore some of the central, normative issues which arise in the context of European integration. The essays examine the general question of morality and address specific areas of concern in the proposals for further integration..

Ethics International Affairs

Humanitarian Intervention : An Overview of the Ethical Issues The capacity to focus on the issue of humanitarian intervention represents what Joel Rosenthal has noted as the maturation of the field of ethics and international affairs .

Author: Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9780878407255

Category: Philosophy

Page: 484

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This collection of some of the best contemporary scholarship in ethics and international affairs explores the connection between moral traditions and decision making during and after the Cold War. Each author relates the timeless insights of philosophy and our collective historical experience to the hard choices of our own age. This volume should be of special interest to those working and teaching in international relations, diplomatic history, foreign policy, applied ethics, and related fields.

Ethics and Statecraft

The Moral Dimension of International Affairs Cathal J. Nolan. representative examples of leaders in peacetime, wartime, and times of sweeping political change. There are no clear clear-cut cases here, and solutions to ethical dilemmas ...

Author: Cathal J. Nolan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833419



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"This collection of essays cuts to the quick of the most pressing moral issues facing decision-makers today, from the actions of ordinary soldiers in a combat zone to presidents deciding when and where to use force, human rights violations and enforcement, and legal, economic, and military obligations in a globalized world"--"Please see the attached txt. file"--

Ethics Morality and International Affairs

By now , there should be no doubt that international problems partake of a moral dimension and that political considerations are not to be severed from their moral implications . Morality is pertinent to international politics .

Author: Willard D. Keim

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761816836

Category: Philosophy

Page: 380

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Does morality apply to international politics? Can one be a realist and ethical at the same time? Willard D. Keim answers these questions in Ethics, Morality, and International Affairs, arguing that the key to the paradigm of foreign relations is the recognition of the freedom of other human beings. Drawing upon Jean-Paul Sartre's two principles--being in-itself and being for-itself--Keim proposes that while morality should be pertinent to international policy, the world is imperfect, and values are not absolutes derived from nature. He develops the idea of lucidity, and in the final chapter applies his theories to the Persian Gulf War. Scholars of international politics as well as philosophers, and the general educated public, will find this book a fascinating read.

Traditions of International Ethics

This is the first comprehensive study of how different ethical traditions deal with the central moral problems of international affairs . Using the organizing concept of a tradition , it shows that ethics offers many different languages ...

Author: Terry Nardin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521457576

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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This is the first comprehensive study of how different ethical traditions deal with the central moral problems of international affairs. Using the organizing concept of a tradition, it shows that ethics offers many different languages for moral debate rather than a set of unified doctrines. Each chapter describes the central concepts, premises, vocabulary, and history of a particular tradition and explains how that tradition has dealt with a set of recurring ethical issues in international relations. Such issues include national self-determination, the use of force in armed intervention or nuclear deterrence, and global distributive justice.

Ethics and International Relations

These principles include: a focus on `real world' issues ± or, in other words, the `policy relevance' of ethical inquiry; a bias towards traditional IR issues relating to security, sovereignty and intervention and foreign policy-making; ...

Author: H. Seckinelgin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230520456

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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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.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations

While much of the international relations scholarship during the mid-twentieth century eschewed overt normative theorizing ... just war thinking and demonstrated its continued relevance to the moral issues raised by the problem of war.

Author: Professor Patrick Hayden

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409499197

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

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This indispensable research companion widens the perspective of moral consideration in international relations 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.

Tragedy and International Relations

Hans Morgenthau, for whom 'all foreign policy is a struggle for the minds of men', 4 put it as follows: Political ... Typically scholars and practical politicians concerned with ethical issues in international relations have sought ...

Author: T. Erskine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230390331

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Nowhere are clashes between competing ethical perspectives more prevalent than in the realm of International Relations. Thus, understanding tragedy is directly relevant to understanding IR. This volume explores the various ways that tragedy can be used as a lens through which international relations might be brought into clearer focus.

The Invention of International Relations Theory

he moral issue is so persistently raised, both in the theory and in the practical conduct of international affairs, not only because men honestly seek to do the right in their collective, as well as in their individual, life; ...

Author: Nicolas Guilhot

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231152671

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

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The 1954 Conference on Theory, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, featured a 'who's who' of scholars and practitioners debating what would become the foundations of international relations theory. Assembling his own team of experts, the editor revisits a seminal event in the discipline.

Moral Order World Order

Moral Order/World Order argues for the centrality of normative theory in the study of international relations.

Author: H. Dyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230376622

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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Moral Order/World Order argues for the centrality of normative theory in the study of international relations. Two themes develop, each reflecting opposing pairs: fact/value, is/ought, description/prescription, feasibility/desirability. The first theme concerns the epistemological framework provided by a normative account. The second theme concerns the political conditions of knowledge which determine the role of different theories, indicating the need for adaptation of traditional normative scholarship, overcoming the separation of ethics from politics which has so far limited its role.