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by Cathal J. Nolan

eBook Ethics and Statecraft: The Moral Dimension of International Affairs (Contributions in Political Science) ePub
Author: Cathal J. Nolan
Language: English
ISBN: 0275953823
ISBN13: 978-0275953829
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text (November 1, 1995)
Pages: 256
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 441
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Ethics and Statecraft book. The contributions remain centrally concerned with moral reasoning about important decisions taken by key statesmen in times of war, peace, and transformation, arguing that national leaders—including realists—have always concerned themselves with normative constraints on power, both their own and that of others. This book posits that the problems of ethics in international relations are always conditioned by uncertainty, actors' inexact knowledge of real-world conditions, and morally ambiguous outcomes.

Cathal J. Nolan, PhD, is associate professor of history and executive director of the International History Institute at Boston University. Start reading Ethics and Statecraft on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App. NOLAN is Associate Professor of History and Executive Director of the International History Institute at Boston University

CATHAL J. NOLAN is Associate Professor of History and Executive Director of the International History Institute at Boston University. His numberous books include the award-winning, four-volume Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations (Greenwood, 2002), Power and Responsibility in World Affairs (Praeger, 2004), Ethics and Statecraft (Praeger, 2004), Principled Diplomacy: Security and Rights in . Foreign Policy (Greenwood, 1993), Shepherd of Democracy? America and Germany in the 20th Century (Greenwood, 1992), and the award-winning Notable .

The contributions remain centrally concerned with moral reasoning about important decisions taken by key statesmen in times of war, peace, and transformation, arguing that national leaders-including "realists"-have always concerned themselves with normative constraints on power, both their own and that of others. International relations is a thoroughly humanistic subject. All its actors are human beings, or they are institutions and organizations built and controlled by human intention and maintained by daily decision making.

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Get this from a library! Ethics and statecraft : the moral dimension of international affairs. Foreword - Biography, Ethics and Statecraft, Joel H. Rosenthal; the Setting; the Situational Ethics of Statecraft, Robert H. Jackson; War; Realism and Idealism in Historical Perspective - Otto von Bismarck, Otto Pflanze; Bodyguard of Lies - Franklin D. Roosevelt and Defensible Deceit in WWII, Cathal J. Nolan; Political Leadership and "Dirty Hands" - Winston Churchill and the City Bombing of Germany, Stephen A. Garrett; Peacemaking; the Higher.

Ethics and Statecraft: The Moral Dimension of International Affairs. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995. University of Minnesota.

in Nonfiction, Social & Cultural Studies, Political Science .

in Nonfiction, Social & Cultural Studies, Political Science, International, International Relations. The Moral Dimension of International Affairs. Ethics lie at the heart of human and therefore also international affairs, compelling nations to get involved "over there" and dedicate resources to intervention or to justify detachment. The politics and rhetoric of ethics constrain decision-makers, greatly complicating international situations.

Some error text about your books and stuff. Ethics and Statecraft the Moral Dimension of International Affairs. Description: Demonstrates that ethics is, in fact, at the core of statecraft and diplomacy, rather than a peripheral concern, and explains how exemplary statecraft seeks to balance ethical and pragmatic interests.

Ethics and Statecraft: The Moral Dimensions of International Affairs by Cathal J. Nolan. Porter Moore Beerman.

This unique text by a group of eminent scholars offers "a set of portraits of key leaders struggling with great moral issues in critical political settings." The use of political biographies to illustrate the exercise of statecraft during periods of war, in peacemaking, and in times of major change cuts to the heart of the role of ethics in the decision-making process and in international affairs. Good inter-disciplinary reading for courses in diplomatic history, ethics, international relations, political leadership, and political philosophy.
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