Order and Justice in International Relations

Paperback | February 1, 2003

EditorRosemary Foot, John Gaddis, Andrew Hurrell

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The relationship between international order and justice has long been central to the study and practice of international relations. For most of the twentieth century, states and international society gave priority to a view of order that focused on the minimum conditions for coexistence in apluralist, conflictual world. Justice was seen either as secondary or sometimes even as a challenge to order. Recent developments have forced a reassessment of this position. Firstly, many trends in the 1990s increased expectations of greater justice within a liberal and liberalizing internationalorder - for example, in relation to human rights, humanitarian intervention, collective security, and self-determination. Second, globalization deepened the sense of ideational and material interdependence, prompting acknowledgement that we co-exist in a single world and that effective solutions toshared problems cannot be achieved without a concern for justice - especially as the negative aspects of globalization have become more evident. Third, claims to justice and critiques of the existing order have been forcefully pressed by an increasing range of non-governmental and other groupswithin transnational civil society. These three developments suggest movement towards a greater solidarist consciousness and ambition, based primarily on a liberal vision of the relationship between order and justice.This book sets current concerns within a broad historical and theoretical context; explores the depth and scope of this presumed solidarism amidst the difficulties of acting on the basis of a more strongly articulated liberal position; and underscores the complexity and abiding tensions inherent inthe relationship between order and justice. Chapters examine a wide range of state and transnational perspectives on order and justice, including those from China, India, Russia, the United States, and the Islamic world. Other chapters investigate how the order-justice relationship is mediatedwithin major international institutions, including the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and the global financial institutions.

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The relationship between international order and justice has long been central to the study and practice of international relations. For most of the twentieth century, states and international society gave priority to a view of order that focused on the minimum conditions for coexistence in apluralist, conflictual world. Justice was se...

Rosemary Foot is a Professor of International Relations and John Swire Senior Research Fellow in the International Relations of East Asia, St Antony's College, University of Oxford. John Lewis Gaddis is Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University. Andrew Hurrell is a University Lecturer in International Relations and a Fe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.69 inPublished:February 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Rosemary Foot: Introduction1. Andrew Hurrell: Order and Justice in International Relations2. Adam Roberts: Order/Justice Issues at the United Nations3. John Toye: Order and Justice in the International Trade System4. Ngaire Woods: Order, Justice, the IMF and the World Bank5. John Lewis Gaddis: Order vs. Justice: An American Foreign Policy Dilemma6. Neil MacFarlane: Order and Justice: The Russian Perspective7. Justine Lacroix and Kalypso Nicolaidis: Order and Justice Beyond the Nation-state: Europe's competing paradigms8. Rana Mitter: An Uneasy Engagement: Chinese Ideas of Global Order and Justice in Historical Perspective9. Kanti Bajpai: Order and Justice: The Indian Perspective19. James Piscatori: Order and Justice: The Islamic Perspective

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"Editors John Lewis Gaddis, Andrew Hurrell, and Rosemary Foot make an outstanding contribution to international ethics in this volume by bringing together essays that appraise competing philosophical oreintations to order and justice and reassess how these different perspectives apply to the structures and processes of the contemporary international system."--Ethics & International Affairs