Ethics and International Affairs: Extent and Limits

Ethics and International Affairs: Extent and Limits

by Jean-Marc Coicaud
     
 

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Ethics and International Affairs explores the extent and limits of contemporary international ethics and examines the ways in which the international community has responded to some of the most crucial challenges of the last ten years. At the center of the book is a discussion of how responsibility is viewed at individual, national, and international levels when

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Ethics and International Affairs explores the extent and limits of contemporary international ethics and examines the ways in which the international community has responded to some of the most crucial challenges of the last ten years. At the center of the book is a discussion of how responsibility is viewed at individual, national, and international levels when facing the pressing problems of human rights, humanitarian intervention, environmental issues, considerations of gender, international economic justice, matters of war and peace, and the plight of refugees. While some authors revisit the very conception and interpretation of international ethics, others focus on the necessity to push for the better implementation and improvement of existing international norms. The result is an examination of how ethics are defined in today's specific contexts and how an understanding of the ethical may be developed from the articulation of the dilemmas encountered.

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Academics in international politics, political philosophy, and international law examine how the international community has responded to ethical challenges over the past 10 years. Discussion focuses on how responsibility is viewed at individual, national, and international levels when facing problems of human rights, humanitarian intervention, international economic justice, and the plight of refugees. This book is the product of a two-year research project conducted under the auspices of the Peace and Governance Program of the United Nations University (Tokyo). Coicaud is senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace. Warner is affiliated with the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9789280810523
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

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Jean-Marc Coicaud is head of United Nations University's office at the United Nations in New York. Daniel Warner is deputy to the director for external relations and special programmes at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, and executive director of its Program for the Study of International Organization(s).

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