This book provides an overview of the current state of the art in International Political Theory (IPT). It offers a coherent account of the field of IPT, placing both traditional and modern work in a clear and logical framework.
The text moves from conventional accounts of the society of states to non-state-centric understandings of global politics. The first part covers international law, war, human rights and humanitarianism. The second part looks at the new human rights regime, the responsibility to protect, the ethics of war and global justice.
Each chapter includes annotated reading lists, highlighting directions you can take to further your reading.
International Society, Global Polity is perfect for students taking courses on International Political Theory, International Theory, Global Ethics and Global Justice.
Introduction to the Study of International Political Theory PART ONE: INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY International Society and International Law War as an Institution of International Society Human Rights, Humanitarianism and the Society of States Challenges to the Society of States PART TWO: THE EMERGING GLOBAL POLITY The New Human Rights Regime Intervention: The 1990s Learning Curve The Responsibility to Protect The Ethics of War and Violence in a Post-Westphalian Age Global Justice CONCLUSION The Return of Realism in Theory and Practice