Normative Theory in International Relations: A Pragmatic Approach

Normative Theory in International Relations: A Pragmatic Approach

by Molly Cochran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521630509

ISBN-13: 9780521630504

Pub. Date: 12/09/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Molly Cochran offers an account of the development of normative theory in international relations over the past two decades. In particular, she analyzes the tensions between cosmopolitan and communitarian approaches to international ethics, paying attention to differences in their treatments of a concept of the person, the moral standing of states and the scope of

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Molly Cochran offers an account of the development of normative theory in international relations over the past two decades. In particular, she analyzes the tensions between cosmopolitan and communitarian approaches to international ethics, paying attention to differences in their treatments of a concept of the person, the moral standing of states and the scope of moral arguments. The book draws connections between this debate and the tension between foundationalist and antifoundationalist thinking and offers an argument for a pragmatic approach to international ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521630504
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/09/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series, #68
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Evaluating the Impasse: 1. Cosmopolitanism: Rawlsian approaches to international distributive justice; 2. Communitarianism: Michael Walzer and international justice; 3. Beyond the impasse? Hegelian method in the cosmopolitanism of Andrew Linklater and the communitarianism of Mervyn Frost; Part II. Confronting the Impasse: 4. Poststructuralist antifoundationalism, ethics, and normative IR theory; 5. Neo-pragmatist antifoundationalism, ethics, and normative IR theory; Part III. International Ethics as Pragmatic Critique: 6. International ethics as pragmatic critique: a pragmatic synthesis of the work of John Dewey and Richard Rorty; 7. Facilitating moral inclusion: feminism and pragmatic critique; 8. From moral imagination to international public spheres: the political and institutional implications of pragmatic critique; Conclusion.

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