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Author Beitz, Charles R.

Title Political theory and international relations / Charles R. Beitz ; with a new afterword by the author
Edition Revised edition
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1999]


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Description ix, 248 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Pt. 1. International Relations as a State of Nature. 1. The Skepticism of the Realists. 2. The Hobbesian Situation. 3. International Relations as a State of Nature. 4. The Basis of International Morality. 5. From International Skepticism to the Morality of States -- Pt. 2. The Autonomy of States. 1. State Autonomy and Individual Liberty. 2. Nonintervention, Paternalism, and Neutrality. 3. Self-determination. 4. Eligibility, Boundaries, and Nationality. 5. Economic Dependence. 6. State Autonomy and Domestic Social Justice -- Pt. 3. International Distributive Justice. 1. Social Cooperation, Boundaries, and the Basis of Justice. 2. Entitlements to Natural Resources. 3. Interdependence and Global Distributive Justice. 4. Contrasts between International and Domestic Society. 5. The Rights of States. 6. Applications to the Nonideal World
Summary "In this revised edition of his 1979 classic Political Theory and International Relations, Charles Beitz rejects two highly influential conceptions of international theory as empirically inaccurate and theoretically misleading. In one, international relations is a Hobbesian state of nature in which moral judgments are entirely inappropriate, and in the other, states are analogous to persons in domestic society in having rights of autonomy that insulate them from external moral assessment and political interference. Beitz postulates that a theory of international politics should include a revised principle of state autonomy based on the justice of a state's domestic institutions, and a principle of international distributive justice to establish a fair division of resources and wealth among persons situated in diverse national societies."--BOOK JACKET
Notes 'With a new afterword by the author'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-235) and index
Subject International relations.
World politics.
LC no. 99012992
ISBN 0691009155 pb alkaline paper