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Moral Order/World Order

The Role of Normative Theory in the Study of International Relations


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Hugh C. Dyer
    Pages 1-13
  3. Hugh C. Dyer
    Pages 14-34
  4. Hugh C. Dyer
    Pages 35-70
  5. Hugh C. Dyer
    Pages 71-101
  6. Hugh C. Dyer
    Pages 102-128
  7. Hugh C. Dyer
    Pages 200-207
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 208-230

About this book


Moral Order/World Order argues for the centrality of normative theory in the study of international relations. Two themes develop, each reflecting opposing pairs: fact/value, is/ought, description/prescription, feasibility/desirability. The first theme concerns the epistemological framework provided by a normative account. The second theme concerns the political conditions of knowledge which determine the role of different theories, indicating the need for adaptation of traditional normative scholarship, overcoming the separation of ethics from politics which has so far limited its role.


epistemology foreign policy international relations knowledge Policy politics world order

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