Public Ethics Products

  • Europeanisation, Good Governance and Corruption in the Public Sector

    The Case of Turkey

    By Digdem Soyaltin

    When and to what extent external actors, especially the EU, contribute to induce legal and administrative changes and help domestic authorities address the disconnect between good governance standards and corrupt practices? Comparing external promotion of anti-corruption norms and provisions in…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

  • Legitimacy and Drones

    Investigating the Legality, Morality and Efficacy of UCAVs

    By Steven J. Barela

    Unmanned combat air vehicles, or in common parlance 'drones', have become a prominent instrument in US efforts to counter an objective (and subjective) cross-border terrorist threat with lethal force. As a result, critical questions abound on the legitimacy of their use. In a series of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27 
    Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs

  • Conceptualizing Politics

    An Introduction to Political Philosophy

    By Furio Cerutti

    Politics is hugely complex. Some try to reduce its complexity by examining it through an ideological worldview; a one-size-fits-all prescriptive formula or a quantitative examination of as many 'facts' as possible. Yet politics cannot be adequately handled as if it were made of cells and particles:…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03 

  • Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights

    Life Outside the Pale of the Law

    By Emma Larking

    Most Western liberal democracies are parties to the United Nations Refugees Convention and all are committed to the recognition of basic human rights, but they also spend billions fortifying their borders, detaining unauthorised immigrants, and policing migration. Meanwhile, public debate over the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-03 

  • Global Environmental Governance, Civil Society and Wildlife

    Birdsong After the Storm

    By Margi Prideaux

    The world is entering a period of unprecedented environmental and political change. By mid-century, climate change will cause dramatic ecosystem shifts. Hundreds, if not thousands, of species will disappear from the earth including icons like polar bears, gorillas, Asiatic lions and bluefin tuna.…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13
    Transforming Environmental Politics and Policy

  • Military Robots

    Mapping the Moral Landscape

    By Jai Galliott

    Philosophers have wrestled over the morality and ethics of war for nearly as long as human beings have been waging it. The death and destruction that unmanned warfare entails magnifies the moral and ethical challenges we face in conventional warfare and everyday society. Intrinsically linked are…

    Paperback – 2017-03-10
    Military and Defence Ethics

  • On the Way to Statehood

    Secession and Globalization

    By Peter Radan

    Edited by Aleksandar Pavkovic

    The present international order is characterized by the rapid globalization of economic activity, by systematic attempts to coordinate state responses to the outbreaks of violence and by unilateral military interventions against sovereign states either by the USA or by one of its regional allies.…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27

  • Cosmopolitan Global Politics

    By Patrick Hayden

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Ethics and Global Politics

  • From Northern Ireland to Afghanistan

    British Military Intelligence Operations, Ethics and Human Rights

    By Jon Moran

    Moran concentrates on three aims: to provide an overview of British military intelligence operations in the last 30 years which concentrates on operational not strategic intelligence; to examine the debates over ethics and effectiveness that have followed these operations; and to examine the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Military and Defence Ethics

  • 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 – 2017-02-21
    Crimes of the Powerful

  • New Essays on Thomas Reid

    Edited by Patrick Rysiew

    Thomas Reid (1710-96) was a contemporary of both David Hume and Immanuel Kant, and a central figure in the Scottish School of Common Sense. Until recently, his work has been largely neglected, and often misunderstood. Like Kant, Reid cited Hume’s Treatise as the main spur to his own philosophical…

    Paperback – 2017-02-20

  • Canada and Colonial Genocide

    Edited by Andrew Woolford, Jeff Benvenuto

    Settler colonialism in Canada has traditionally been portrayed as a gentler, if not benevolent, colonialism—especially in contrast to the Indian Wars in the United States. This national mythology has penetrated into comparative genocide studies, where Canadian case studies are rarely discussed in…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15

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