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Utilitarianism and International Ethics  

Gerard Elfstrom

Print publication date:
Mar 2010
Online publication date:
Jan 2018
Subject:
Ethics
Utilitarianism is inextricably linked to international ethics. The roots of the principle of utility can be traced to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when it was first employed by ... More

Feminist Ethics in International Relations  

Brooke Ackerly and Ying Zhang

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
The study of feminist ethics in international relations (IR) is the study of three topics. The first is the feminist contributions to key topics in international ethics and the research ... More

The Ethics of Torture  

Rebecca Evans

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Nov 2012
Online publication date:
Jan 2018
Subject:
Ethics
Torture has recently become the focus of renewed scholarly attention, including a philosophical and political debate about whether torture is ever justified. The basic parameters of the ... More

Ethics and Sovereignty  

Matthew Weinert

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Subject:
Ethics
Literature concentrated on sovereignty’s location laid the groundwork for the distinctive sort of ethical detachment that has characterized sovereignty in international relations (IR). ... More

Gender, Just War, and the Ethics of War and Peace  

Lauren Wilcox

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The just war tradition is the most dominant framework for analyzing the morality of war. Just war theory is being challenged by proponents of two philosophical views: realism, which ... More

International Ethics within the International Social Contract  

Amy E. Eckert

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Subject:
Ethics
The social contract tradition derives its ethical force from the hypothetical agreement that parties would reach in an initial choice situation. This initial choice situation brings ... More

Ethics, Justice, and Security  

Anthony F. Lang

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
The concepts of ethics, justice, and security are inextricably linked within the field of International Relations (IR). In IR, three concepts are most often deployed in understanding the ... More

Deontological International Ethics  

Thomas E. Doyle

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2017
Subject:
Ethics
Deontological international ethics describes, analyzes, and assesses the principles governing the interactions of actors at and across various levels of society; focuses on the relations ... More

Cosmopolitanism  

William Smith

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Nov 2017
Subject:
Ethics
Cosmopolitanism refers to the ideology that all human beings belong to a single community, based on a shared morality. A cosmopolitan community might be based on an inclusive morality, a ... More

Virtue Ethics  

Kirsten Ainley

Online publication date:
Nov 2017
Subject:
Ethics
Virtue Ethics (VE) is a way of thinking about how to behave well which focuses on the character of moral agents and the nature of the good life. This contrasts with dominant approaches to ... More

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