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International Political Theory : Rethinking Ethics in a Global Era - Kimberly Hutchings

International Political Theory

Rethinking Ethics in a Global Era

Paperback Published: 3rd November 1999
ISBN: 9780761955160
Number Of Pages: 224

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An account of the competing schools of thought in traditional and contemporary international theory, offering new ways of thinking about international political morality. It explains the role and place of normative theory in international politics, critically examines mainstream approaches in international relations and applied ethics, and introduces the central debates between realists and idealists, cosmopolitans and communitarians. The conceptual challenges of approaches in critical theory, postmodernism and feminism are outlined, and the author develops her Hegelian-Foucauldian approach to normative international theory. Insights from each approach are then applied to two key topics in the contemporary debate: the right to self-determinism; and the idea of cosmopolitan democracy. Conclusions are drawn for transcending the theoretical deadlock in international relations.

'A lucid, comprehensive analysis of normative approaches to international relations, and an original contribution to critical theory' - Andrew Linklater, University of Keele





`Hutchings combines a valuable account of the current state of the art with

a lucid expositon of her own, highly distinctive, position. This will be

required reading for students in international political theory, and indeed anyone interested in normative issues in international relations' - Chris Brown, London School of Economics and Political Science

Mainstream Debates: Normative International Theory
Idealism and Realism
The Ethics of International Politics
Critical Challenges: Rethinking International Theory
Theorizing International Politics
The Politics of International Theory
Future Directions: Doing International Political Theory
Self-Determination
Political Cosmopolitanism
Conclusion
International Politics as Ethical Life
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ISBN: 9780761955160
ISBN-10: 076195516X
Series: Sage Politics Texts
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 3rd November 1999
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.34