International Ethics: Concepts, Theories, and Cases in Global Politics

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - Political Science - 266 pages
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The role of ethics in international relations is a long overlooked and now hotly debated issue. Realists say there is little room for ethics in a world dominated by security risks and national self-interest. Cultural pluralists contend that ethics and morality are relative, depending on the traditions of the society. Idealists are sobered by the complexity of ethical considerations posed by contemporary international challenges. Nonetheless, ethical dilemmas swirl around the globe and moral norms and actions are embraced. This text presents the concepts, theories, methods, and traditions of ethical analysis and then applies them to case studies in the areas of human rights, military force, foreign intervention, economic statecraft, and global political justice. Although rooted in political philosophy, this clearly-written study will be of special interest to students and practitioners of international affairs who are concerned with the role of political morality and ethical judgment in global affairs. Visit our website for sample chapters!
 

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Contents

Morality and Foreign Policy
7
MORALITY AND ETHICS
8
THE NATURE AND BASES OF POLITICAL MORALITY
10
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MORAL FOREIGN POLICY
16
NATO INTERVENTION IN KOSOVO
20
Strategies of Ethical Decision Making
28
ENDSBASED ACTION
29
THE ETHICS OF NUCLEAR DETERRENCE
31
THE ETHICS OF PREEMPTION AND PREVENTION
117
THE US WAR AGAINST IRAQ
119
The Ethics of Intervention
126
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERVENTION
127
THE ETHICS OF NONINTERVENTION
129
THREE TYPES OF INTERVENTION
136
US INTERVENTION IN HAITI
137
US INTERVENTION IN GRENADA
140

RULEBASED ACTION
35
FAMINE RELIEF FOR SOVIET RUSSIA
37
TRIDIMENSIONAL ETHICS
39
THE ETHICS OF SDI
41
The Role of Ethical Traditions
45
THE NATURE AND ROLE OF ETHICAL TRADITIONS
46
REALISM
48
THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
50
IDEALISM
54
PRESIDENT CARTERS HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY
58
The Ethics of Political Reconciliation
62
THE QUEST FOR POLITICAL RECONCILIATION
65
RETRIBUTIVE JUSTICE VERSUS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
67
PROMOTING POLITICAL RECONCILIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA
70
RECONCILIATION FORGIVENESS
75
POLITICAL FORGIVENESS AND THE BITBURG DILEMMA
78
The Ethics of International Human Rights
82
THE IDEA OF HUMAN RIGHTS
84
CANING IN SINGAPORE
88
THE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF HUMAN RIGHTS
90
HUMAN RIGHTS AND FOREIGN POLICY
94
THE RWANDA GENOCIDE
97
PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS
100
The Ethics of Force
104
THREE MORALITIES OF FORCE
105
THE THEORY OF JUST WAR
110
THE ETHICS OF THE PERSIAN GULF WAR
113
US INTERVENTION IN SOMALIA
145
The Ethics of Unconventional Military Operations
150
THE ETHICS OF COUNTERINSURGENCY
152
ETHICS AND THE REAGAN DOCTRINE
154
THE THREAT OF TERRORISM
159
THE ETHICS OF COUNTERTERRORISM
161
THE US WAR ON TERROR
169
The Ethics of Economic Sanctions
174
THE AIMS AND EFFECTS OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS
175
CHINA HUMAN RIGHTS AND MFN STATUS
179
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS
181
US ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST CUBA
183
THE MORALITY OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS
187
ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AND SOUTH AFRICAN APARTHEID
191
The Ethics of Global Society
195
PROTECTING THE GLOBAL COMMONS
197
THE KYOTO PROTOCOL AND THE ETHICS OF GLOBAL WARMING
199
THE NATURE OF INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE
204
THE ETHICS OF FOREIGN AID
208
THE INDIVIDUAL AND GLOBAL SOCIETY
212
THE ETHICS OF US IMMIGRATION POLICY
217
Ethics Matters
221
Notes
226
Index
257
About the Author
266
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Mark R. Amstutz is professor of political science at Wheaton College, Illinois.

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