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Ethics and Global Politics: Ethics and Global Politics


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Since the end of the Cold War, explorations of ethical considerations within global politics and on the development of foreign policy have assumed a growing importance in the fields of politics and international studies. New theories, policies, institutions, and actors are called for to address difficult normative questions arising from the conduct of international affairs in a rapidly changing world. This series provides an exciting new forum for creative research that engages both the theory and practice of contemporary world politics, in light of the challenges and dilemmas of the evolving international order.

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Cosmopolitan Global Politics

Cosmopolitan Global Politics

1st Edition

By Patrick Hayden
February 27, 2017

Cosmopolitan conceptions of justice in global politics are gaining in importance in the field of international political theory. Cosmopolitanism claims that we owe duties of justice to all the persons of the world and thus that normative theories of global politics should focus first on the ...

International Environmental Justice A North-South Dimension

International Environmental Justice: A North-South Dimension

1st Edition

By Ruchi Anand
January 28, 2004

This important work satisfies the need for a thorough assessment of environmental justice concerns at the global level. Using three international environmental case studies, the book extends the theory of environmental justice, commonly used in domestic settings, to the international arena of ...

The Ethics of Refugee Policy

The Ethics of Refugee Policy

1st Edition

By Christina Boswell
December 06, 2005

What duties do liberal democratic states owe to refugees? Does international refugee law impose unfeasible demands on states? This highly original contribution explores what theories of international ethics have to say about refugee policy. It advances an innovative critique of prevalent liberal ...

Global Ethics and Civil Society

Global Ethics and Civil Society

1st Edition

By Darren O'Byrne, John Eade
May 10, 2005

This detailed and timely volume examines the impact of global transformations on concepts of civil society. Divided into two sections, it evaluates changing notions of ethics and how these transformations are operationalized. The first part deals with the theoretical aspects while the second ...

Peaceful Resistance Advancing Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms

Peaceful Resistance: Advancing Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms

1st Edition

By Robert M. Press
October 19, 2016

An innovative study that examines how peaceful, domestic tactics by individual human rights activists and organizational activists, with public support, can force an authoritarian regime to make key concessions. Robert Press explores the creation and impact of a culture of resistance. He examines ...

Who's Afraid of Children? Children, Conflict and International Relations

Who's Afraid of Children?: Children, Conflict and International Relations

1st Edition

By Helen Brocklehurst
November 15, 2016

Brocklehurst's impressive work breaks new ground in normative international political theory. It develops a new theoretical framework which exposes how children are present in international relations and security practices using an empirical and comparative assessment of the role of children and ...

Ethics in an Era of Globalization

Ethics in an Era of Globalization

1st Edition

By M. S. Ronald Commers, Wim Vandekerckhove
November 30, 2016

This much-needed volume represents all that is new in the field of global ethics. It recognizes the emergence of the search to move beyond relativism and the study of ethical aspects of globalization, acknowledging aspects of globalization that make ethical reasoning itself a challenging task. As ...

Ethical Foreign Policy? US Humanitarian Interventions

Ethical Foreign Policy?: US Humanitarian Interventions

1st Edition

By Chih-Hann Chang
November 25, 2016

While the 1990s gave rise to a wealth of literature on the notion of ethical foreign policy, it has tended to simply focus on a version of realism, which overlooks the role of ethics in international affairs, lacking an empirical analysis of foreign policy decision-making, with relation to ethical ...

Towards the Dignity of Difference? Neither 'End of History' nor 'Clash of Civilizations'

Towards the Dignity of Difference?: Neither 'End of History' nor 'Clash of Civilizations'

1st Edition

By Mojtaba Mahdavi, W. Andy Knight
November 15, 2016

The rise of popular social movements throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America in 2011 challenged two hegemonic discourses of the post-Cold War era: Francis Fukuyama's 'The End of History' and Samuel Huntington's 'The Clash of Civilizations.' The quest for genuine democracy...

Emerging Conflicts of Principle International Relations and the Clash between Cosmopolitanism and Republicanism

Emerging Conflicts of Principle: International Relations and the Clash between Cosmopolitanism and Republicanism

1st Edition

By Thomas Kane
May 28, 2008

Debates over the ethics of war, economic redistribution, resource consumption and the rights and responsibilities associated with membership of a political community are just some of the major conflicts of principle identified by Thomas Kane which characterize world politics today. According to the...

From Terrorism to Politics

From Terrorism to Politics

1st Edition

By Anisseh Van Engeland, Rachael M. Rudolph
May 28, 2008

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 ...

Justice and Morality Human Suffering, Natural Law and International Politics

Justice and Morality: Human Suffering, Natural Law and International Politics

1st Edition

By Amanda Russell Beattie
January 28, 2010

Bridging the contending theories of natural law and international relations, this book proposes a 'relational ontology' as the basis for rethinking our approach to international politics. Amanda Beattie challenges both the conventional interpretation of natural law as necessarily and intractably ...

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