Ethics in International Affairs

Ethics in International Affairs : Theories and Cases

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Ethics in International Affairs brings together an international and interdisciplinary cast of scholars to address the major issues in international ethics. Touching on theoretical debates and examining engaging case studies, this volume looks at issues of morality and international affairs, just war theory, terrorism, political violence, humanitarian intervention, and global distributive justice. Cases include the Persian Gulf War; the use of chemical weapons in Vietnam; terrorism in Northern Ireland and the Middle East; intervention in civil conflicts in Africa; Germany's recognition of Slovenia and Croatia; the moral duties of multinationals; and the fate of the New International Economic Order.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 147.3 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 476.28g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 084769156X
  • 9780847691562

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Does Morality Apply to International Affairs? Chapter 4 Morality and The National Interest Part 5 Just War Theory Chapter 6 Reactions to War: Pacifism, Realism, and Just War Theory Chapter 7 Just War in the Persian Gulf? Chapter 8 The Just War Tradition and the Use of Nonlethal Chemical Weapons during the Vietnam War Part 9 Terrorism and Political Violence Chapter 10 Can Terrorism Be Justified? Chapter 11 The Ethics of IRA Terrorism Chapter 12 Terrorism in the Arab-Israeli Conflict Part 13 Humanitarian Intervention Chapter 14 Humanitarian Intervention and State Sovereignty Chapter 15 Humanitarian Intervention in Civil Wars in Africa Chapter 16 German and U.S. Intervention Against Yugoslav Sovereignty Part 17 Global Justice Chapter 18 Global Distributive Justice Chapter 19 The Ethical Responsibilities of Multinational Corporations: The Case of the North American Aluminum Companies in Jamaica Chapter 20 Whatever Happened to the New International Economic Order? Chapter 21 References Chapter 22 Index Chapter 23 About the Contributors
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This worthwhile collection on international ethics offers stimulating and informative analyses about the nature and role of political morality in global society. The study is clearly written and well-organized, providing an accessible and useful introduction to the increasingly important subfield of international ethics. Reccomended for general collections on international affairs. * CHOICE * All of the essays in the book are good. This is a welcome addition to a growing corpus and I would recommend it to all interested in these questions. * International Affairs * This thoughtful collection of essays moves beyond the skeptical question of whether morality applies internationally, asking how it applies and engaging in moral reasoning about particular cases. Taken individually the sections are well constructed. Taken as a whole the sections follow a nice thematic progression. * Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy * This book will work excellently as an introductory text in international ethics, and it also provides a rich array of perspectives for researchers as well as policymakers. * Journal of Peace Research * The book's approach suggests that moral imperatives can and should play a role in international relations. The contributors are singularly aware that the answers are not simple; that terms such as 'just war,' 'humanitarian intervention,' and 'distributive justice' need and deserve greater attention and more precise definition. . . . (T)he articles in this volume should instigate some serious rethinking about the entire range of issues contained in the study of international relations and, perhaps, even give rise to a cautious but hopeful optimism. -- Michael L. Krenn, University of Miami
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About Andrew Valls

Andrew Valls is assistant professor of political science at Morehouse College.
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