The Tragic Vision of Politics: Ethics, Interests and Orders by Richard Ned Lebow

By Richard Ned Lebow

Is it attainable to suggest moral rules to maintain nationwide protection? opposite to a couple ideals, Richard Ned Lebow demonstrates that ethics are conducive to the pursuit of nationwide pursuits. Reinterpreting the writings of key figures within the historical past of "realpolitik", he argues that nationwide pursuits are framed within the language of justice, and exhibits the hazards bobbing up from the unilateral workout of yank energy within the post-Cold battle international.

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9 The demand for ethical foreign 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Kenneth N. : Addison-Wesley, 1979), pp. 103–04; Robert Gilpin, Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001), p. ” Gilpin, Global Political Economy, p. 17. Waltz, Theory of International Politics, p. ” Waltz, Theory of International Politics; Joseph M. Grieco, Cooperation Among Nations: Europe, America, and Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990).

The sociological conception describes changing social relationships and conditions, and is generally thought to have been ushered in by the development of capitalism in the late eighteenth century and the break it initiated with traditional forms of authority. The political conception of modernity focuses 25 Bernard Yack, The Fetishism of Modernities: Epochal Self-Consciousness in Contemporary Social and Political Thought (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1997), pp. 32–35. 28 The Tragic Vision of Politics on the emergence of egalitarian and democratic forms of political legitimacy, and the corresponding decline of aristocratic political hierarchies.

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