Sovereignty at the Crossroads?: Morality and International Politics in the Post-Cold War Era

Sovereignty at the Crossroads?: Morality and International Politics in the Post-Cold War Era

by Luis E. Lugo
     
 

Renewed ethnic and nationalist strife, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, rogue states that disregard elementary norms of international conduct, brutal regimes that torture their own citizens, the widespread use of terrorism, and other trends demonstrate the dangerous and unpredictable nature of international politics in the Post-Cold War Era. The prominent

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Renewed ethnic and nationalist strife, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, rogue states that disregard elementary norms of international conduct, brutal regimes that torture their own citizens, the widespread use of terrorism, and other trends demonstrate the dangerous and unpredictable nature of international politics in the Post-Cold War Era. The prominent contributors to this edition reassess these problems from a moral-philosophical perspective in an effort to move beyond familiar ways of thinking. These insightful essays draw on a long and rich tradition of Christian political reflection to cast a moral light on international politics and to enrich public discourse on these pressing matters. Sovereignty at the Crossroads? is important reading for everyone concerned about the political stability, economic development, and ecological integrity of the post-cold war world. Sponsored by the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship.

Editorial Reviews

Religious Studies Review
It is simultaneously a volume in descriptive social analysis and political philosophy interlaced with compelling ethical inquiries about international justice, the rebirth of natural law theory, humanitarian concern, cultural identity, and human rights...a superb collection.
Douglas M. Johnston
These essays, by an impressive array of world class scholars, offer timely and penetrating insights into how morality should inform this evolving aspect of international politics.
Mervyn Frost
This set of essays . . . seeks to enrich the ethical debate about right conduct for states. . . . Paul Marshall's chapter on human rights and the role of the state is ground breaking and should be read by all who are interested in human rights in a global context.
John Langan
. . . an excellent guide to the deeper moral and conceptual issues of an emerging and unpredictable world order. It is a timely resource for students of moral philosophy and theology, of international relations and political theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847682140
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/08/1996
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.84(d)

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