Ethics, Liberalism and Realism in International Relations
Routledge, 2008 - 278 oldal
This book explores the complex issue of international ethics in the two dominant schools of thought in international relations; Liberalism and Realism.
Both theories suffer from an inability to integrate the ethical and pragmatic dimensions of foreign policy. Liberal policy makers often suffer from moral blindness and a tendency toward coercion in the international arena, whilst realists tend to be epistemic sceptics, incorporating Nietzscheâ€™s thought, directly or indirectly, into their theories. Mark Gismondi seeks to resolve the issues in these two approaches by adopting a covenant based approach, as described by Daniel Elazarâ€™s work on the covenant tradition in politics, to international relations theory.
The covenant approach has three essential principles:
Ethics, Realism and Liberalism in International Relationswill be of interest to students and researchers of politics, philosophy, ethics and international relations.