Start reading Ethics and Global Security: A cosmopolitan approach on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Ethics and Global Security: A cosmopolitan approach (Routledge Critical Security Studies)
 
 

Ethics and Global Security: A cosmopolitan approach (Routledge Critical Security Studies) [Kindle Edition]

Anthony Burke , Katrina Lee-Koo , Matt McDonald

Print List Price: £25.99
Kindle Price: £24.69 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £1.30 (5%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £24.69  
Hardcover £91.26  
Paperback £25.99  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: At least 60% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Purchase any Kindle Book sold by Amazon.co.uk and receive £1 credit to try out our Digital Music Store. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Product Description

Product Description

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 20th century, 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.

About the Author

Anthony Burke is Associate Professor and Reader in International and Political Studies at UNSW Australia, Canberra. He is author of Beyond Security, Ethics and Violence: War Against the Other (Routledge, 2007) and Fear of Security: Australia’s Invasion Anxiety (2001; 2nd edition, 2008). He is also co-editor (with Matt McDonald) of Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific (2007), and (with Jim George and Richard Devetak) An Introduction to International Relations (2012).

Katrina Lee-Koo is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Australian National University. She is co-editor of Gender and Global Politics in the Asia-Pacific (Routledge, 2009).

Matt McDonald is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Queensland. He is author of Security, the Environment and Emancipation (Routledge, 2011), and co-editor (with Anthony Burke) of Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific (2007).


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 606 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge (27 Jun 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LC9D17C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #791,524 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category