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Morality and American foreign policy : the role of ethics in international affairs

Author: Robert W McElroy
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1992.
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Most international relations specialists since World War II have assumed that morality plays only the most peripheral role in the making of substantive foreign policy decisions. Robert McElroy shows that moral norms can, and do, significantly affect international affairs by their influence on individual decisionmakers, domestic public opinion, and national reputation abroad. He investigates four cases of American  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W McElroy
ISBN: 0691086214 9780691086217 0691000786 9780691000787
OCLC Number: 24068032
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Stanford University.
Description: xii, 194 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Debate on Morality and International Relations --
Ch. 2. Toward a Theoretical Understanding of the Role of International Moral Norms --
Ch. 3. United States Famine Relief to Soviet Russia, 1921 --
Ch. 4. America's Renunciation of Chemical and Biological Warfare --
Ch. 5. Colonialism and the Panama Canal --
Ch. 6. The Limits of Moral Norms: The Bombing of Dresden --
Ch. 7. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Robert W. McElroy.
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By investigating four cases of US foreign policy-making in the 20th century, this monograph attempts to show how morality affects international affairs by influencing decision-makers, domestic public  Read more...

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These case studies are at once persuasive and provocative. . . . [McElroy's] book ought to be of great interest to anyone concerned with the morality of foreign affairs.---William P. George, Read more...

 
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