Moral Rule and Rule of Law in International Politics: Common Sense, Political Realism, Skepticism

JVF Conference Papers

Can a state be moral? The question does violence to common opinion-arousing reactions which might be attached to irony. Wouldn't it prove better for the speech on ethics in international relations to be included in a history of utopia? The notion of morals in an oversimplified acceptance as it is implied in this sentence is that of the religions of salvation or of Kantian autonomy applied to states after World War I...

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