International Ethics by Mark R. Amstutz
Concepts, Theories, and Cases in Global Politics

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The role of ethics in international relations is a long overlooked and now hotly debated issue. Realists say there is little room for ethics in a world dominated by security risks and national self-interest. Cultural pluralists contend that ethics and morality are relative, depending on the traditions of the society. Idealists are sobered by the complexity of ethical considerations posed by contemporary international challenges.

Nonetheless, ethical dilemmas swirl around the globe and moral norms and actions are embraced. This text presents the concepts, theories, methods, and traditions of ethical analysis and then applies them to case studies in the areas of human rights, military force, foreign intervention, economic statecraft, and global political justice. Although rooted in political philosophy, this clearly written study will be of special interest to students and practitioners of international affairs who are concerned with the role of political morality and ethical judgment in global affairs.

About Mark R. Amstutz

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Mark R. Amstutz, Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College, teaches courses in international relations, U.S. foreign policy, international ethics, and Third World politics. He is the author of numerous articles and books, most recently a new edition of "International Ethics: Concepts, Theories, and Cases in Global Politics" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). In addition to chairing the Politics Department at Wheaton College for nearly two decades, he has directed off-campus study programs in Europe and Cuba and traveled widely as a scholar. In 1988 he was honored with a "senior teacher" award and in 2005 he was recognized with a "senior scholarship" award.
Published January 3, 2005 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 280 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction