Global Ethics An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0745636829

ISBN-13: 9780745636825

Edition: 2010

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The field of global ethics draws on traditions of moral theory, mostly derived from western philosophy, in order to address moral problems specific to an increasingly globalised world. This book provides an accessible introduction to the field of global ethics for students of politics, international relations and globalisation. It offers an overview and assessment of key perspectives in global ethics and their implications for substantive moral issues in global politics. These issues include the morality of state and non-state violence, the obligations of rich to poor in a globalising world and the scope and nature of international human rights. The aim of the book is to help non-specialist students understand the assumptions underpinning different moral traditions and to enable them to make up their own minds about the best way of approaching moral judgment and prescription in a shared world, which is nevertheless marked by massive cultural differences and inequalities of power.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 4/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
What Is Global Ethics?
Rationalist Ethical Theories
Alternatives to Ethical Rationalism
Ethics of International Aid and Development
Global Distributive Justice
Ethics of War
Ethics of Making and Sustaining Peace
Global Ethics in a Glocal Context
Glossary
Index
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