The Foreign Policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen

The Foreign Policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen

by Neal Leavitt


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The foreign policy writings of John Rawls and Amartya Sen provide insight and clarity into some of the most difficult problems confronting humanity. What is the most effective strategy of national defense? Does an effective strategy of national defense involve the possession of nuclear weapons? Why must the right to vote--and the right to health care and the right to an education and the right to employment--center the foreign policy of a democracy? These are questions Rawls and Sen raise and answer in their writings. This book describes the foreign policy of Rawls and Sen while building up towards a policy recommendation. Human rights protect civilians from heads of state and their armies--and the foreign policy of a democracy must promote human rights. But the nature of this recommendation is very specific. By redirecting some military spending to development goals, the core needs of more civilians can be better met while simultaneously advancing human security. http: // http: //

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498515474
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 07/02/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Neal Leavitt is a lecturer in the humanities at Boston University. He received his doctorate in philosophy from Boston College and his bachelor of arts in philosophy from Harvard University.

Table of Contents


Part I: Domestic Policy

Chapter 1: Interaction
Chapter 2: Elections
Chapter 3: Public Health
Chapter 4: Primary Schools
Chapter 5: Employment
Chapter 6: Summary Part I

Part II: Foreign Policy

Chapter 7: Reciprocity and Assistance
Chapter 8: Political Economy
Chapter 9: Defense

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