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Ethics and Foreign Policy

Karen E Smith and Margot Light, eds
Cambridge University Press (13 Sep 2001)
236pp £14.95 p/b

The promotion of human rights, the punishment of crimes against humanity and the use of force with respect to humanitarian intervention are some of the complex issues facing governments in recent years. This book offers a theoretical and empirical approach to these issues, covers what an ethical foreign policy means, and looks at instruments of ethical foreign policy making. It examines three case studies on the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union, to assess the difficulties raised by the incorporation of ethical considerations into foreign policy.