Reframing the International

Reframing the International

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Re-Framing the International insists that, if we are to properly face the challenges of the coming century, we need to re-examine international politics and development through the prism of ethics and morality. International relations must now contend with a widening circle of participants reflecting the diversity and unevenness of status, memory, gender, race, culture and class. This volume challenge North America's privileged position in world politics, suggest initiatives for improving the quality of human existence in tangible ways, and critique the conventional wisdom on how we think we can create peace and justice. It shows that, when we develop projects for world reform, we must remember that the most basic prevailing assumptions of modern law, politics, and culture are by no means as obvious, natural, or progressive as we formerly thought.Peace referred to the external arena, an area outside the social contract characterized by anarchy; human rights were about domestic or internal peace. ... According to Rousseau: aquot;Should we have been slow to see that . . . each one of us being in the civil state as regards our fellow ... we have taken all kinds of precautions against private wars only to kindle national wars a thousand times more terrible? ... Effectively, the citizen gained individual rights in exchange for unlimited liabilityanbsp;...

Title:Reframing the International
Author: Richard A. Falk, Lester Edwin J. Ruiz, R. B. J. Walker
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2002

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