Argument and Change in World Politics: Ethics, Decolonization, and Humanitarian Intervention
Arguments have consequences in world politics that are as real as the military forces of states or the balance of power among them. Neta Crawford reveals how ethical arguments, not power politics or economics, explain decolonization, the greatest change in world politics to occur over the last five hundred years. The book also analyzes how argument might be used to to remake contemporary world politics, suggesting how such arguments apply to the issue of humanitarian intervention.
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Argument belief and culture
Ethical argument and argument analysis
Decolonizing bodies ending slavery and denormalizing forced labor
Faces of humanitarianism rivers of blood
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