The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States by Robert JacksonThe Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States by Robert Jackson

The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States

byRobert Jackson

Paperback | March 1, 2003

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The Global Covernant is a ground-breaking work by one of the leading scholars in international relations that rejuvenates the classical international society approach, and brings it into contact with the new era of world politics. It investigates the most important international issues of ourtime, including peace and security, war and intervention, human rights, failed states, territories and boundaries, and democracy. It draws on a family of closely related disciplines: diplomatic and military history, international legal studies, and international political theory. It addresses basicmethodological questions and presents the elements of a human sciences approach to the study of world politics. It contemplates the future of international society in the 21st century. The Global Covenant concludes by justifying the pluralist society of sovereign states as one that respects humandiversity and upholds human freedom.
Robert Jackson is at Boston University.
Title:The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of StatesFormat:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199262012

ISBN - 13:9780199262014

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The Normative Dialogue of International SocietyPART I. THEORY AND HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY2. International Human Relations3. Recovering the Classical Approach4. The Classical Approach as a Craft Discipline5. The Political Theory of International Societas6. The Situational Ethics of Independent Statecraft7. The Pluralist Architecture of World PoliticsPART II. PASSAGES OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY8. Security in a Pluralist World9. Justifying Conventional War10. Armed Intervention for Humanity11. Failed States and International Trusteeship12. International Boundaries as a Planetary Institution13. Democracy and International CommunityPART III. VALUE AND FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY14. Alternatives to International Societas?15. Justifying the Global Covenant

Editorial Reviews

`The Global Covenant explores the moral dimension of world politics. Locating that exploration firmly in the humanities, it offers a compelling alternative to mainstream social science approaches.'Terry Nardin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee