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'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 Providing an invaluable overview of the competing schools of thought in traditional and contemporary international theory, this book

The Ethics of International Politics
The ethics of international politics
Introduction

In normative international relations theory, over the past twenty years, the mainstream challenge to realist dominance has been mounted by work on ‘international ethics’. This work has its theoretical roots not in the paradigms of international relations theory itself but in Anglo-American philosophical ethics or moral theory. In the past thirty years, in the Anglo-American academy, there has a been a great revival of work in the area of moral theory known as applied ethics. This kind of work is involved in assessing arguments concerning the rights and wrongs of a variety of legal, political and social issues from ...

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