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The Ethics of Global Governance

Antonio Franceschet, editor
The Ethics of Global Governance
ISBN: 978-1-58826-651-4
$25.00
2009/205 pages/LC: 2008048409

"Serves up a diverse menu of insights into the ethical dilemmas and implications of a broad range of global governance themes.... Valuable and potentially catalytic."—Halina Ward, International Affairs

"[An] important contribution to the debates that surround global ethics in the post 9/11 international environment.... Informative and interesting."—Seán Malloy, International Studies Review

"An impressive and exciting collection of cutting-edge scholarship that deals with some of the most pressing issues of our times."—R. Claire Snyder, George Mason University

DESCRIPTION

Ethics is treated in this provocative book not as a set of rules, nor as a topic for philosophical discussion, but as an inescapable and necessary aspect of political life.

The authors analyze ethical controversies central to global governance as states and other actors navigate a complex world order. Covering the gamut of fundamental issues—sovereignty, the role of civil society, UN reform, democracy promotion, humanitarian intervention, human security, the global economy, the environment—they offer the reader a deeper understanding of the significance of ethics in the politics of global governance and at the same time provide a fresh perspective on contemporary dilemmas in international relations.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Antonio Franceschet is associate professor of political science at the University of Calgary. He is the author of Kant and Liberal Internationalism: Sovereignty, Justice and Global Reform.

CONTENTS

  • Ethics, Politics, and Global Governance—A. Franceschet.
  • Contesting Sovereignty—S.M. Makinda.
  • Liberalism and the Contradictions of Global Civil Society—C. Lynch.
  • Democratic Ethics and UN Reform—D. Archibugi and R. Marchetti.
  • The Ethical Limits of Democracy Promotion—T. Keating.
  • Humanitarianism and the Use of Force—C. Lu.
  • Feminist Ethics and Global Security Governance—F. Robinson.
  • The Ethics of Global Economic Governance—J. Best.
  • Environmental Ethics—R.A. Matthew, H. Goldsworthy, and B. McDonald.
  • Power and Responsibility in the Global Community—C.N. Murphy.
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