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Author Pojman, Louis P.

Title Terrorism, human rights, and the case for world government / Louis P. Pojman
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2006]


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Description xii, 95 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. The moral response to terrorism and the cosmopolitan imperative -- 2. The case for world government -- 3. On human rights
Summary "One of the nation's leading military ethicists, Louis P. Pojman, argues that globalization and cosmopolitanism motivate the need for greater international cooperation based on enforceable international law. The best way to realize the promises of globalism and cogent moral arguments for cosmopolitanism, Pojman contends, is through the establishment of a world government."
"In very readable prose, Pojman begins with a description of the growing menace of nonstate terrorism to people everywhere and distinguishes "old-style" from "new-style" terrorism. He examines the virtues and vices of nationalism, comparing them to the promises and problems of cosmopolitanism. Pojman ultimately argues that enforceable international law - which will promote peace and curtail terrorism - requires that we endorse a form of "soft nationalism." This form of nationalism is ultimately compatible with a limited, republican form of world government. Finally, he addresses universal human rights, arguing against the notion that they are an ethnocentric product of Western culture, and provides an overall justification of human rights as correlative to moral duties. Pojman concludes on a hopeful note and proposes a world government as an effective countermeasure, albeit ambitious and controversial, to terrorism and its causes."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject International organization.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Human rights.
LC no. 2006004559
ISBN 9780742551602 cloth alkaline paper
0742551601 cloth alkaline paper