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Readership: The book will be a core text for undergraduate and
graduate students studying ethical issues in world politics, in departments of politics, international studies, and philosophy.
Edited by Duncan Bell, Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Christ's College
"Useful to both students and advanced scholars, this is a superb collection of essays by major contemporary thinkers in international politics and political theory. The essays offer innovative readings of both familiar modes of international relations thinking (e.g. Realism) and more recent ones (e.g. Critical Theory). Although sophisticated, each chapter is clearly written and organized, with many down-to-earth examples complementing the theoretical analysis. This is quite simply the best single volume now available for use in courses on international relations theory and international political thought. Highly recommended!" - William E.
Scheuerman, Indiana University.
"Ethics and World Politics is the leading interdisciplinary introduction to justice beyond borders. Global poverty and inequality, democracy, war, terrorism, human rights, military intervention, immigration, national identity and other vital issues are explored by some of our leading authors, and the dominant theoretical frameworks for debating these topics are explained with unusual clarity. This is an excellent text for students working at the intersection of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy on some of the most crucial questions in the world." - Leif Wenar, Kings College London.
"A fabulously clear and comprehensive introduction to the issues, Ethics and World Politics reaches past the partisan, conceptual divides that characterize "the literature" (normative versus descriptive, realism versus idealism, continental versus analytical approaches, political theory versus I.R.) and shines a light on such sadly overlooked questions as the inequitable patterns of global suffering, the problem of international and post-colonial inequality, and the politics of human rights. This volume's refreshingly value-laden account of how politics works in global settings will be especially useful to those new to the field and to those who teach them." - Bonnie Honig, Sarah
Rebecca Roland Professor, Political Science, Northwestern University.
"From climate change to terrorism ethical debates in world politics have become ever more pressing. This excellent volume explores many of the most important ethical dilemmas in world politics; provides a reliable and carefully organized guide to the diverse, and often conflicting, ways in which they have been addressed; and draws on the insights of a high-quality range of contributors. A highly recommended text for all those involved in teaching courses on ethics in world politics." - Andrew Hurrell, Oxford University.
"How am I to act in a world of increasingly close contact and interdependence? Should I become a vegetarian as a way to decrease global inequality? What do we owe each other if the boundaries of our moral concern are no longer co-terminus with political boundaries? Should I oppose all war as a violation of human rights or champion humanitarian intervention as a way to promote democracy and human rights? The authors of these essays don't give us the answers to these questions so much as give us the tools to reason about both the questions and possible answers. The essays in Ethics and World Politics provide an important resource: the background to understand the complex world we face and
competing ways - from highly qualified and diverse contributors - to think through the urgent problems that humanity now faces." - Neta C. Crawford, author of Argument and Change in World Politics.
Part I: Methods and Approaches
1: Colin Bird: Ethics and Analytical Political Philosophy
2: Max Pensky: Ethics and Critical Theory
3: Amy Allen: Ethics and Post-Structuralism
4: Andrew Gamble: Ethics and Politics
Part II: General Perspectives
5: Duncan Bell: Political Realism and the Limits of Ethics
6: Peter Jones: The Ethics of International Society
7: Margaret Moore: Defending Community: Nationalism, Patriotism, and Culture
8: Simon Caney: Cosmopolitanism
9: Kimberley Hutchings: Feminism
10: Mathew Humphrey: Green Political Theory
11: Margaret Kohn: Post-colonial Theory
12: Christopher Goto-Jones: Comparative Political Thought: Beyond the Non-Western
Part III: Issues
13: Duncan Ivison: Human Rights
14: Kok-Chor Tan: Poverty and Global Distributive Justice
15: Anthony Carty: International Law
16: Nicholas Rengger: The Ethics of War: The Just War Tradition
17: Patricia Owens: The Ethics of War: Critical Alternatives
18: Anthony Lang: Humanitarian Intervention
19: Virginia Held: Terrorism
20: Arash Abizadeh: Citizenship, Immigration, and Boundaries
21: James Bohman: Democracy and World Politics