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Ethics, International Affairs and Western Double Standards

Thakur, Ramesh


The stability of the global order is a function of the reconciliation between universal ethical principles and power asymmetries. Both principles and power are embedded in international institutions. As relative power shifts away from the West, the ability of the latter to exempt themselves from the reach of global norms—on human rights, international criminal justice, the rule of law, the use of force, the possession of nuclear weapons—will lessen. They will have to accommodate to the new...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies
DOI: 10.1002/app5.140
Access Rights: Open Access


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