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Justice, Community and Dialogue in International Relations : Cambridge Studies in International Relations - Richard Shapcott

Justice, Community and Dialogue in International Relations

Cambridge Studies in International Relations

Paperback Published: 21st January 2002
ISBN: 9780521784474
Number Of Pages: 276

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Shapcott investigates the question of justice in a culturally diverse world, asking if it is possible to conceive of a universal or cosmopolitan community in which justice to difference is achieved. Justice to difference is possible, according to Shapcott, by recognising the particular manner in which different humans identify themselves. Such recognition is most successfully accomplished through acts of communication, and in particular, conversation. The accounts of understanding developed by H. G. Gadamer provide a valuable way forward in this field. The philosophical hermeneutic account of conversation allows for the development of a level of cosmopolitan solidarity that is both 'thin' and universal, and which helps to provide a more just resolution of the tension between the values of community and difference. Students and scholars of international relations, international ethics and philosophy will be interested in this original study.

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Justice, Community, and Dialogue in International Relations is well written and well argued, and makes a provocative contribution to the study of international ethics and community." Perspectives on Politics

Beyond the cosmopolitan/communitarian divide
Communication and community in interpretative theories of international relations
Emancipation and legislation: the boundaries of conversation in poststructuralism and the critical theory of IR
Philosophical hermeneutics: understanding, practical reasoning and human solidarity
Philosophical hermeneutics and its critics
Towards a thin cosmopolitanism
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ISBN: 9780521784474
ISBN-10: 0521784476
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 21st January 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41