Palgrave Studies in International Relations

Ethical Reasoning in International Affairs

Arguments from the Middle Ground

Editors: Navari, C. (Ed.)

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Arguing for a middle ground between idealism and realism, this book considers the most pressing ethical and moral issues in contemporary international politics, including intervention, human rights and aid, and sets about reasoning how to resolve them in politically realistic ways.

About the authors

Mikael Baaz is Senior Lecturer of International Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden Chris Brown is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics, UK Molly Cochran is Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford Brookes University, UK Mikulas Fabry is Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Mervyn Frost is Professor and Head of the Department of War Studies at King's College, London, UK Andrew Hurrell is Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Oxford University, UK Anthony F Lang Jr. is a Reader in the School of International Relations at St. Andrews University, UK Terry Nardin is Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore Milla Vaha is a Research Student at the European University Institute, Italy Daniel Warner is Founder and former Executive Director of the Centre for International Governance, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Austria

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"This is a varied set of essays, not in quality, which is consistently high, but in the divergent perspectives it presents." - International Affairs

"This volume clarifies and develops the potential of middle ground ethics as an approach to normative problem-solving in world politics that is methodologically distinct from both ideal and non-ideal approaches. Mainly located within the English School, these essays offer novel, critical and constructive contributions to reflecting on and resolving international and global problems of the 21st century." - Catherine Lu, McGill University, Canada

"This is a superb collection. Bringing together leading figures in international political theory and distinctive emerging thinkers, it highlights the potential of 'middle ground' ethics, seeking insight into complexity through enquiry in the interstices between ostensibly irreconcilable ethical traditions. The merits of this approach are richly demonstrated across issues from war

to global order, emerging powers to international law." - John Williams, Durham University, UK

"Ethical reasoning is again an important feature of international relations. This book identifies a 'middle ground' with respect to ethical reasoning in international affairs. It builds on the value pluralism of Isaiah Berlin and Hedley Bull: there are conflicts between values and the achievement of the one is often at the expense of the other. How far can 'middle ground'

reasoning take us in today's world of changing power relations and harder times for global liberalism? A prominent list of contributors convincingly demonstrate why this is an extremely clarifying approach. The book will be an indispensable tool for all students of ethics in an international context." - Georg Sørensen, Aarhus University, Denmark

"This fine collection of essays is essential reading on how the tensions between national interests and cosmopolitan ideals - and between clashing valu

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical Reasoning in International Affairs
Book Subtitle
Arguments from the Middle Ground
Editors
  • C. Navari
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in International Relations
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29096-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137290960
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29095-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45066-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 251
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