Ethics And Global Security: A Cosmopolitan Approach by Anthony BurkeEthics And Global Security: A Cosmopolitan Approach by Anthony Burke

Ethics And Global Security: A Cosmopolitan Approach

byAnthony Burke, Katrina Lee-Koo, Matt Mcdonald

Paperback | July 7, 2014

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This book will be the first systematic examination of the role that ethics plays in international security in both theory and practice, and offers the reader a concrete ethics for global security.

Questions of morality and ethics have long been central to global security, from the death camps, world wars and H-bombs of the 20thcentury, to the humanitarian missions, tsunamis, terrorism and refugees of the 21st. This book goes beyond the Just War tradition to demonstrate how ethical commitments influence security theory, policy and international law, across a range of pressing global challenges. The book highlights how, from patrolling a territorial border to maintaining armed forces, security practices have important ethical implications, by excluding some from consideration, presenting others as potential threats and exposing them to harm, and licensing particular actions.

While many scholars and practitioners of security claim little interest in ethics, ethics clearly has an interest in them. This innovative book extends the traditional agenda of war and peace to consider the ethics of force short of war such as sanctions, deterrence, terrorism, targeted killing, and torture, and the ethical implications of new security concerns such as identity, gender, humanitarianism, the responsibility to protect, and the global ecology. It advances a concrete ethics for an era of global threats, and makes a case for a cosmopolitan approach to the theory and practice of security that could inspire a more just, stable and inclusive global order.

This book fills an important gap in the literature and will be of much interest to students of ethics, security studies and international relations.

Anthony Burkeis Associate Professor and Reader in International and Political Studies at UNSW Australia, Canberra. He is author ofBeyond Security, Ethics and Violence: War Against the Other(Routledge, 2007) andFear of Security: Australia's Invasion Anxiety(2001; 2nd edition, 2008). He is also co-editor (with Matt McDonald) ofCritical S...
Title:Ethics And Global Security: A Cosmopolitan ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:July 7, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415810019

ISBN - 13:9780415810012


Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Paradigms  2. Identity  3. Force 4. Environment 5. Terror 6. Humanitarianism Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

"Ethics and Global Security is a thoughtful, honest and timely book. It offers refreshingly optimistic thinking on security at a time when critical security studies seem unable to move beyond the impasse of securitization and desecuritization." - Fiona Robinson, E-International Relations, 2016