Discussing cutting-edge debates in the field of international ethics, this key volume builds on existing work in the normative study of international relations. It responds to a substantial appetite for scholarship that challenges established approaches and examines new perspectives on international ethics, and that appraises the ethical implications of problems occupying students and scholars of international relations in the twenty-first century. The contributions, written by a team of international scholars, provide authoritative surveys and interventions into the field of international ethics. Focusing on new and emerging ethical challenges to international relations, and approaching existing challenges through the lens of new theoretical and methodological frameworks, the book is structured around five themes:

• New directions in international ethics

• Ethical actors and practices in international relations

• The ethics of climate change, globalization, and health

• Technology and ethics in international relations

• The ethics of global security

Interdisciplinary in its scope, this book will be an important resource for scholars and students in the fields of politics and international relations, philosophy, law and sociology, and a useful reference for anyone who wishes to acquire ‘ethical competence’ in the area of international relations.

chapter |8 pages


ByBirgit Schippers

part I|96 pages

New directions in international ethics

chapter 1|14 pages

Complexity thinking and the relational ethics of global life

ByEmilian Kavalski

chapter 2|14 pages

Anarchism and global ethics

ByAlex Prichard

chapter 3|11 pages

The ethics of global encounter

ByMichael J. Shapiro

chapter 4|19 pages

Time, decolonial ethics and invention

ByAnna M. Agathangelou

chapter 5|11 pages

Race and ethics in International Relations

ByT.D. Harper-Shipman, Lewis R. Gordon

chapter 6|11 pages

Trans* theorizing for ethics in International Relations

ByLaura Sjoberg

chapter 7|14 pages

Emotion and ethics in International Relations

ByAndrew A.G. Ross

part II|72 pages

Ethical actors and practices in International Relations

chapter 8|12 pages

The global dead and the ethics of mourning and remembrance

ByJessica Auchter

chapter 9|17 pages

Celebrities as ethical actors

Individuals and cosmopolitan obligation
ByAnnika Bergman Rosamond

chapter 10|12 pages

Foreign policy, populism and international ethics

ByDavid T. Smith

chapter 11|12 pages

The ethics of statelessness

ByKelly Staples

chapter 12|17 pages

Cross-language, sensitive research with refugees

ByMéabh McAuley

part III|92 pages

Climate change, globalization and global health: Challenges for international ethics

chapter 13|16 pages

Climate change and global displacement

Towards an ethical response
ByPhillip Cole

chapter 14|11 pages

Climate change and international ethics 1

ByAlexa Zellentin

chapter 15|14 pages

International Political Economy (IPE)

Towards a contested ethics of globalization
ByMarco Andreu, James Brassett

chapter 16|15 pages

The ethics of global development

ByGerard McCann

chapter 17|16 pages

The ethics of global health

Taking stock of the state-market-citizen nexus in global governance for health 1
ByLauren Paremoer

chapter 18|16 pages

Global bioethics

ByAdèle Langlois

part IV|72 pages

Technology and ethics in International Relations

chapter 19|12 pages

Border technologies and ethics in security

Presuming consent, obscuring responsibility
ByHeather L. Johnson

chapter 20|14 pages

The ethics of mass surveillance

ByJohn Guelke

chapter 21|15 pages

Drones and the ethics of war

ByThomas Gregory

chapter 22|14 pages

Autonomous weapons systems and ethics in International Relations 1

ByBirgit Schippers

part V|52 pages

The ethics of global security

chapter 24|11 pages

The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ and the ethics of humanitarianism

ByAlex J. Bellamy

chapter 25|13 pages

Rethinking the ethics of private war

ByDeane-Peter Baker

chapter 26|10 pages

Posthuman security

ByCarolin Kaltofen

chapter 27|16 pages

Nonviolence in International Relations

ByIain Atack