Ethics and Statecraft The Moral Dimension of International Affairs
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: This revised edition of Ethics and Statecraft has been reorganized to better situate chapters that play to one another thematically, on peacemaking, the ethics and statecraft of war, and the statecraft of major international reform, and two new chapters, on Theodore Roosevelt and the Vietnam War, respectively, have been added to this classic work. The contributions remain centrally concerned with moral reasoning about important decisions taken by key statesmen in times of war, peace, and transformation, arguing that national leaders--including "realists"--have always concerned themselves with normative constraints on power, both their own and that of others. This book posits that the problems of ethics in international relations are always conditioned by uncertainty, actors' inexact knowledge of real-world conditions, and morally ambiguous outcomes. Contrary to the course assumptions of much "IR theory," individual leaders remain the major conduit by which ethical concerns are deployed or ignored in the foreign policy of states. To ignore moral norms, which already govern international relations, is to ignore a key dimension of the subject; such an oversight will necessarily lead to a shallow analysis and a basic misunderstanding of how and why states behave as they do.
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/30/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Foreword: Biography, Ethics, and Statecraft|
|Preface to the Second Edition|
|The Situational Ethics of Statecraft|
|"Bodyguard of Lies": Franklin D. Roosevelt and Defensible Deceit in World War II|
|Political Leadership and "Dirty Hands": Winston Churchill and the City Bombing of Germany|
|No End of a Lesson: Vietnam and the Nature of Moral Choice in Foreign Policy|
|Power and Principle: The Statecraft of Theodore Roosevelt|
|The Higher Realism of Woodrow Wilson|
|The World Outlook of Dag Hammarskjold|
|Realism and Idealism in Historical Perspective: Otto von Bismarck|
|Konrad Adenauer, Arms, and the Redemption of Germany|
|Eduard Shevardnadze and the End of the Soviet System: Necessity and Choice|
|About the Editor and Contributors|