Antonio Franceschet (ed.), The Ethics of Global Governance (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009)

Ethics is treated in this provocative book not as a set of rules, nor as a topic for philosophical discussion, but as an inescapable and necessary aspect of political life.

The authors analyze ethical controversies central to global governance as states and other actors navigate a complex world order. Covering the gamut of fundamental issues—sovereignty, the role of civil society, UN reform, democracy promotion, humanitarian intervention, human security, the global economy, the environment—they offer the reader a deeper understanding of the significance of ethics in the politics of global governance and at the same time provide a fresh perspective on contemporary dilemmas in international relations.

About the Editor
Antonio Franceschet is associate professor of political science at the University of Calgary. He is the author of Kant and Liberal Internationalism: Sovereignty, Justice and Global Reform.