Moral Limit and Possibility in World Politics
Edited by Richard M. Price
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Moral Limit and Possibility in World Politics by Richard M. Price
Book DescriptionAt what point can we concede that the realities of world politics require that moral principles be compromised, and how do we know when a real ethical limit has been reached? This volume gathers leading constructivist scholars to explore the issue of moral limit and possibility in global political dilemmas. The contributors examine pressing ethical challenges such as sanctions, humanitarian intervention, torture, the self-determination of indigenous peoples, immigration, and the debate about international criminal tribunals and amnesties in cases of atrocity. Their analyses entail theoretical and empirical claims about the conditions of possibility and limits of moral change in world politics, therefore providing insightful leverage on the ethical question of 'what ought we to do?' This is a valuable contribution to the growing field of normative theory in International Relations and will appeal to scholars and advanced students of international ethics and political theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521716208
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard M. Price
Moral Limit and Possibility in World Politics, Hardback (July 2008)
Leading scholars analyse how moral principles are compromised when we face real problems in international politics.
Chemical Weapons Taboo, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Richard M. Price
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Author Biography - Richard M. Price
Richard M. Price is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of The Chemical Weapons Taboo (1997) and the co-editor (with Mark Zacher) of The United Nations and Global Security (2004).
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