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  • Unchecked Corporate Power

    Why the Crimes of Multinational Corporations Are Routinized Away and What We Can Do About It

    By Gregg Barak

    Why are crimes of the suite punished more leniently than crimes of the street? When police killings of citizens go unpunished, political torture is sanctioned by the state, and the financial frauds of Wall Street traders remain unprosecuted, nothing succeeds with such regularity as the active…

    Paperback – 2017-02-24 
    Routledge
    Crimes of the Powerful

  • Ethics in an Era of Globalization

    By M. S. Ronald Commers

    Edited by Wim Vandekerckhove

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Ethics and Global Politics

  • The Irony of Barack Obama

    Barack Obama, Reinhold Niebuhr and the Problem of Christian Statecraft

    By R. Ward Holder, Peter B. Josephson

    Drawing on the political theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, described by Barack Obama as 'one of my favourite philosophers', this book assesses the challenges facing the President during his first term. It evaluates his success in adhering to Niebuhr's path of 'Christian realism' when faced with the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Virtuous Imbalance

    Political Philosophy between Desirability and Feasibility

    By Francesca Pasquali

    Which kind of methodology should political philosophy endorse to jointly meet its theoretical and practical commitments? Virtuous Imbalance: Political Philosophy between Desirability and Feasibility assesses three paradigmatic cases to explore and explain political philosophy's attempts to answer…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Who's Afraid of Children?

    Children, Conflict and International Relations

    By Helen Brocklehurst

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Ethics and Global Politics

  • Remembering Hiroshima

    Was it Just?

    By Francis X. Winters

    Taking the example of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima as a case in point, Francis Winters analyzes the ethics of warfare, demonstrating how the examples of World War II hold relevance to the contemporary world. The volume examines the ethics of Japan's refusal to surrender and seeks to balance the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Justice, International Law and Global Security

  • The Antimodern Condition

    An Argument Against Progress

    By Peter King

    Much of social and political thought over the last three centuries has been concerned with transgression and change, with progress and a focus on creating something ’better’ than we have now. But when many of these ideas are put into practice the result has been violence, turmoil and human misery.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Political Corruption in Comparative Perspective

    Sources, Status and Prospects

    Edited by Charles Funderburk

    Political corruption adversely affects the efficiency and effectiveness of governments, slows the rate of economic development and poisons public attitudes towards the legitimacy of the state. Affecting governmental and non-governmental organizations, developed and developing nations and millions…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Peaceful Resistance

    Advancing Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms

    By Robert M. Press

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Ethics and Global Politics

  • Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict

    Theoretical and Practical Issues for the 21st Century

    Edited by Igor Primoratz, David W. Lovell

    There is almost unanimous agreement that civilians should be protected from the direct effects of violent conflict, and that the distinction between combatant and non-combatant should be respected. But what are the fundamental ethical questions about civilian immunity? Are new styles of conflict…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Military and Defence Ethics

  • When Soldiers Say No

    Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military

    Edited by Andrea Ellner, Paul Robinson, David Whetham

    Traditionally few people challenged the distinction between absolute and selective conscientious objection by those being asked to carry out military duties. The former is an objection to fighting all wars - a position generally respected and accommodated by democratic states, while the latter is…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Military and Defence Ethics

  • Military Culture and Education

    Current Intersections of Academic and Military Cultures

    Edited by Douglas Higbee

    While studies of American military culture have proliferated in recent years, and the culture of academic institutions has been a subject of perennial interest, comparatively little has been written on the multiple ways the military and academe intersect. Focusing on this subject offers an…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge

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