Confronting Evil in International Relations

Confronting Evil in International Relations : Ethical Responses to Problems of Moral Agency

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This book brings together seven original essays on the subject of evil in international relations. It considers questions of moral agency associated with the perpetration of evil acts by individuals and groups in the international sphere, and the range of ethical responses the international community has available to it in the aftermath of large-scale evils.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • United Kingdom
  • 0230612539
  • 9780230612532

Author information

Renee Jeffery is a Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Adelaide.show more

Table of contents

The Problem of Evil in International Relations - Renee Jeffery * PART I. AGENCY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVIL IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS * Individual Agency and Responsibility for Atrocity - Kirsten Ainley * Collective Evil and the Eradication of Individuality - Arne Johan Vetlesen * PART II. ETHICAL RESPONSES TO EVIL IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS * Evil, Agency and Punishment - Anthony F. Lang, Jr. * Reconciliation: An Ethic for Responding to Evil in Global Politics - Daniel Philpott * To Forgive the Unforgivable? Evil and the Ethics of Forgiveness in International Relations - Renee Jeffery * Avenging Evil: A Reconsideration - Ian Hall * Conclusionshow more