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Suggests that there is a 'third way' of addressing global tensions - one that rejects the extremes of both universalism and particularism. This book is suitable for those studying civilizations, globalization, foreign policy, peace and security studies, multiculturalism and ethnicity, global governance and international political economy.
Identifying and analyzing some of the major conflicts of principle which characterize world politics, this work includes debates over the ethics of war, economic redistribution, resource consumption and the rights and responsibilities associated with membership of a political community.
Bridging the contending theories of natural law and international relations, this book proposes a 'relational ontology' as the basis for rethinking our approach to international politics. It challenges the conventional interpretation of natural law as necessarily and intractably theological, and the dominant conception of international relations.
Placing the phenomenon of nationalism squarely within the modernist project, this book brings together political theory, history, cultural studies and international relations in order to investigate both the appeal and the dangers of nationalism in contemporary world politics.
In the light of NATO's humanitarian war in Kosovo is it possible to understand or explain wars as an outcome of perceptions of rights? How did rights, be they divine rights in the Middle Ages, territorial rights in the eighteenth century, or human rights today, become something that people are willing to fight and die for.
Explores what theories of international ethics have to say about refugee policy. This volume presents a discussion of liberal political theory and its application to questions of international justice, and provides insights into the philosophical sources of debates on liberal versus restrictive approaches to refugee policy.
This work satisfies the need for a thorough assessment of environmental justice concerns at the global level. Using three international environmental case studies, it extends the theory of environmental justice to the international arena of environmental law, policy and politics.