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American hegemony : political morality in a one-superpower world

Author: Lea Brilmayer
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is it morally acceptable for one nation to police the world? Are there circumstances under which one nation has either the right or the obligation to dominate the others? This important and timely book is the first to examine these and other moral issues raised by America's status as the sole world superpower after the end of the Cold War. Brilmayer's book is a brilliant demonstration of the importance of normative  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lea Brilmayer
ISBN: 0300060335 9780300060331
OCLC Number: 30111021
Description: xi, 263 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: the world's policeman? --
Hegemony --
Anarchy --
Global liberalism --
Contemporaneous consent --Ex ante consent --
Hypothetical consent and the provision of public goods --
Substantive morality --
Global liberalism and the "new world order" --
Statism --
Beyond consent.
Responsibility: Lea Brilmayer.

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This work debates questions such as the moral right of one nation to act as the world's policeman and dominate others. It discusses moral issues raised by America's status as the sole world  Read more...

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