Global EthicsAn Introduction
Global Ethics
An Introduction, 2nd Edition
This revised edition of Kimberly Hutchings’s best-selling textbook provides an accessible introduction to the field of Global Ethics for students of politics, international relations and globalization. It offers an overview and assessment of key perspectives in Global Ethics and their implications for substantive moral issues in global politics. These include the morality of state and non-state violence, the obligations of rich to poor in a globalizing world, and the scope and nature of international human rights. The second edition contains expanded coverage of pressing contemporary issues relating to migration, changes in the technologies of war, and the global environment.

Hutchings’s excellent book helps non-specialist students to understand the assumptions underpinning different moral traditions, and enables them to formulate their own views on how to approach moral judgement and prescription – essential in a world which, though it is shared by all, possesses massive cultural differences and inequalities of power.
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  • May 2018 (hb)
    July 2018 (pb)
  • 280 pages
  • 155 x 232 mm / 6 x 9 in
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  • 9781509513949
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Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements and Preface to the Second Edition
  • List of Abbreviations
  • 1 What is Global Ethics?
  • 2 Rationalist Ethical Theories
  • 3 Alternatives to Ethical Rationalism
  • 4 Ethics of International Aid and Development
  • 5 Global Distributive Justice
  • 6 Ethics of War
  • 7 Ethics of Making and Sustaining Peace
  • 8 Global Ethics in a Glocal Context
  • Glossary
  • Index
About the Author
Kimberly Hutchings is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London.
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'In this revised update to the classic first edition, Hutchings provides an intellectually dynamic, but also tangible, introduction to Global Ethics as both a field, and a practice. It serves as both a textbook, and a scholarly reference point, for students, instructors, academics and practitioners.'
Brent J. Steele, University of Utah

‘Kimberly Hutchings provides an ideal introduction to the increasingly complicated world of Global Ethics. The first edition was already outstanding, and the second edition goes further, including more from decolonial perspectives and connecting with growing literatures across all the most important areas. This text will be an essential addition to any student’s or scholar’s library.’
Anthony Lang, University of St Andrews
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