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Normative Theory in International Relations : A Pragmatic Approach - Molly Cochran

Normative Theory in International Relations

A Pragmatic Approach

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Published: 7th February 2000
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Normative theory in international relations, as it is discussed at present in the framework of the cosmopolitan/communitarian debate, is in a condition of stasis. Cosmopolitan and communitarian positions are generally assumed to be irreconcilable, with no means available for reaching conclusions on ethical questions in world politics. This book pursues three lines of inquiry. First, it aims to examine the nature and the extent of the impasse within this debate. Second, it re-evaluates whether the cosmopolitan/communitarian dichotomy offers a complete picture of the most pressing issues at stake within normative international relations theory. The book suggests that a more refined focus on epistemology and questions of foundationalism and antifoundationalism is necessary. Third, it constructs an argument for a new normative approach to international ethics which draws from the tradition of American pragmatism and is sensitive to the wider picture of concerns raised in the course of the book.

Introduction
Evaluating the Impasse
Cosmopolitanism: Rawlsian approaches to international distributive justice
Communitarianism: Michael Walzer and international justice
Beyond the impasse? Hegelian method in the cosmopolitanism of Andrew Linklater and the communitarianism of Mervyn Frost
Confronting the Impasse
Poststructuralist antifoundationalism, ethics, and normative IR theory
Neo-pragmatist antifoundationalism, ethics, and normative IR theory
International Ethics as Pragmatic Critique
International ethics as pragmatic critique: a pragmatic synthesis of the work of John Dewey and Richard Rorty
Facilitating moral inclusion: feminism and pragmatic critique
From moral imagination to international public spheres: the political and institutional implications of pragmatic critique
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521639651
ISBN-10: 0521639654
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 7th February 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.4  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.47