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Universality, Ethics and International Relations

Universality, Ethics and International Relations

A Grammatical Reading

  • Author: Véronique Pin-Fat
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135282471
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 168
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Universality Ethics and International Relations introduces students to the key debates about ethics in international relations theory. This book explores the reasons why grappling with universality and ethics seems to be a profound endeavour and where we end up when we do. By offering a new way of thinking about ethics in International Relations, Pin-Fat shows that there are several varieties of universality which are offered as the answer to ethics in global politics; the divine universality of Hans Morgenthau, the ideal universality of Charles R. Beitz and the binary universality of Michael Walzer. Taking the reader on a grammatical odyssey through each, the book concludes that profound searches for the foundations of universality can’t fulfil our deepest desires for an answer to ethics in global politics. Pin-Fat suggests that the failure of these searches reveals the ethical desirability of defending universality as (im)possible. An ideal text for use in a wide variety of courses, including ethics in international relations, international relations theory, and international political theory, this work provides a valuable new contribution to this rapidly developing field of research.

Imagining World Politics

Imagining World Politics

Sihar & Shenya, A Fable for Our Times

  • Author: L.H.M. Ling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317962370
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 204
  • View: 560
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This book offers a non-Western feminist perspective on world politics and international relations. Creative, innovative, and challenging, it seeks completely to transform contemporary Eurocentric and masculinist IR by re-presenting it in non-Western, non-masculinist, and non-academic terms. Drawing on Daoist dialectics, the stories of Sihar and Shenya aim to redress such hegemonic imbalance by completing the IR story. To the yang of power politics, this book offers a yin of fairy-tale. (Both are equally fantastical but to different purposes.) To the yang of binary categories like Self vs Other, West vs Rest, hypermasculinity vs hyperfemininity, Sihar and Shenya show their yin complementarities and complicities, inside and out, top and bottom, center and periphery. And to the yang of intransigent hegemony, Sihar & Shenya explores the yin of emancipation through porous, water-like thought and behavior through venues like aesthetics and emotions. From this basis, we begin to see another world with another kind of politics. Written with students of IR and world politics in mind, this book offers a postcolonial bridge for IR/WP. Following an academic introduction to assist the reader, Ling moves away from traditional scholarship and into three interlocking fables: Book I shows what an alternative world could look and feel like. Book II makes the implications for IR/WP more explicit. It draws on the traditional Chinese notion of the five movements (wu xing) -- fire, metal, earth, wood, and water -- to illustrate iconic elements of IR/WP -- power, wealth, security, love, and knowledge -- and how they could change according to circumstance and context. Epilogue/Introduction: The Return brings the reader back into the Western world and focuses on modern-day PhD student Wanda who is troubled by what she is learning, and searches for a different perspective. Engaging with the substantive problematiques at the heart of international relations studies, this work is a unique and innovative resource for all students and scholars of international relations and world politics.

Ethics, justice, and international relations

Ethics, justice, and international relations

  • Author: Peter Sutch
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415406567
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 240
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This topical and timely book critically explores contemporary liberal international relations theory. In the fifty years since the declaration of human rights, the language of international relations has come to incorporate the language of justice and injustice. The book argues that if justice is to become the governing principle of international politics, then liberals must recognise that their political preferences cannot be the preconditions of global ethics. The hierarchy of international political ethics must be constructed afresh so that the first principles of justice are accessible to all agents as political and ethical equals. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars in politics, international relations, political theory and ethics.

Ethics and International Relations

Ethics and International Relations

  • Author: Ethan B. Kapstein,Joel H. Rosenthal
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 542
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The essays in this volume offer a new dimension to realist theories about world politics. Firstly, they emphasize the possibilities of cooperation and accommodation through agreement over common motivations and concerns, and secondly, they demonstrate that moral considerations can and do play a significant role in shaping state behavior and that despair about the possibility of improving the systems and institutions within which we live is unwarranted. The articles are based around three ethical concepts which form the core of the 'realism reconsidered' approach, namely, the ideas of pluralism, rights and fairness.

Politicizing Ethics in International Relations

Politicizing Ethics in International Relations

Cosmopolitanism as Hospitality

  • Author: Gideon Baker
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136812504
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 152
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Addressing key issues including sovereignty, political community, democracy and international intervention, this book outlines a theory of cosmopolitan politics based on hospitality and makes an important contribution to the debates about cosmopolitanism and ethics in IR.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations

The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations

  • Author: Professor Patrick Hayden
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409499197
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 504
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This indispensable research companion widens the perspective of moral consideration in international relations from 'ethics and international relations' to 'ethics in international relations', redressing the (mis)perception that ethical concepts, principles, norms and rules are not in part constitutive of the international system and the agents acting within that system.

The Laughter of Sarah

The Laughter of Sarah

Biblical Exegesis, Feminist Theory, and the Concept of Delight

  • Author: C. Conybeare
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137370912
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 117
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The laughter of delight has gone unheard in the Western tradition. This work brings new light to the notion, and has a consistent leitmotif: the delighted laughter of the matriarch Sarah in the book of Genesis, when she gives birth to her son Isaac. This laughter is "heard" through biblical commentaries and twentieth-century theorists of laughter.

Meaning and International Relations

Meaning and International Relations

  • Author: Peter Mandaville,Andrew Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134515456
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 186
  • View: 8730
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This innovative volume brings together specialists in international relations to tackle a set of difficult questions about what it means to live in a globalized world where the purpose and direction of world politics are no longer clear-cut. What emerges from these essays is a very clear sense that while we may be living in an era that lacks a single, universal purpose, ours is still a world replete with meaning. The authors in this volume stress the need for a pluralistic conception of meaning in a globalized world and demonstrate how increased communication and interaction in transnational spaces work to produce complex tapestries of culture and politics. Meaning and International Relations also makes an original and convincing case for the relevance of hermeneutic approaches to understanding contemporary international relations.

Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice

Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice

  • Author: Jack Donnelly
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801487767
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 290
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4. Choice of Means

Inside/Outside

Inside/Outside

International Relations as Political Theory

  • Author: R. B. J. Walker
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521421195
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 233
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In this book Rob Walker offers an original analysis of the relationship between twentieth-century theories of international relations, and the political theory of civil society since the early modern period. He views theories of international relations both as an ideological expression of the modern state, and as a clear indication of the difficulties of thinking about a world politics characterized by profound spatiotemporal accelerations. International relations theories should be seen, the author argues, more as aspects of contemporary world politics than as explanations of contemporary world politics. These theories are examined in the light of recent debates about modernity and post-modernity, sovereignty and political identity, and the limits of modern social and political theory. This book is a major contribution to the field of critical international relations, and will be of interest to social and political theorists and political scientists, as well as students and scholars of international relations.