The New Agenda 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Nigel Dower
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World Ethics by Nigel Dower
Book DescriptionWorld Ethics: The New Agenda identifies different ways of thinking about ethics, and of thinking ethically about international and global relations. It also considers several theories of world ethics in the context of issues such as war and peace, world poverty, the environment and the United Nations. Key Features: * Rejects the idea of international scepticism and the 'morality of states' * Demonstrates the distinction between a global ethic as a theory and as social reality * Defends the claim that we are world citizens with global duties The second edition has been substantially revised to take account of recent global developments. The discussion is grounded in an awareness of the post-9/11 world in which we live and offers a more detailed exploration of the idea of global citizenship and a global or cosmopolitan ethic. There are new sections on terrorism and security and on global justice, and additional material on issues such as climate change, internationalist ethics, the ethics of war, sustainability, development, globalisation, global civil society and global governance. Each chapter now has a summary box at the beginning and a set of questions for discussion at the end.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748632701
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nigel Dower
Ethics of War and Peace, Hardback (May 2009)
Presents a comprehensive introduction to the ethical aspects of war and peace. This book identifies and evaluates two important perspectives, militarism and pacificism. It uses a wide range of examples from across the world and includes discussion of nuclear weapons, different wars, terrorism, humanitarian intervention and human security.
Ethics of Peacebuilding, Paperback (December 2008)
Outlines the need for effective and sustainable peacebuilding in order to restore the conditions for co-existence in fractured communities around the world.
World Ethics, Paperback (September 2007)View all books by Nigel Dower
Identifies different ways of thinking about ethics, and of thinking ethically about international and global relations.
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Author Biography - Nigel Dower
Nigel Dower is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. Publications include Ethics and Environmental Responsibility (Gower Publishing, 1989) and World Ethics: The New Agenda (1998). He is editor of the series Edinburgh Studies in World Ethics.
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