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The Resource Ontological entanglements, agency and ethics in international relations : exploring the crossroads, Laura Zanotti

Ontological entanglements, agency and ethics in international relations : exploring the crossroads, Laura Zanotti

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Ontological entanglements, agency and ethics in international relations : exploring the crossroads
Title
Ontological entanglements, agency and ethics in international relations
Title remainder
exploring the crossroads
Statement of responsibility
Laura Zanotti
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While the relevance of ontological commitments for epistemology and methodology in International Relations have been the subject of growing debate for several years, the implications for ethics and political agency of embracing an ontology of entanglement have remained unexplored. This work focuses on the importance of addressing the ontological and epistemological assumptions of the discipline of International Relations.There is increased awareness of the limits of abstract principles as ways of adjudicating real life political and ethical choices regarding International Intervention and international development for both practitioners and scholars. The work challenges ?IR prevailing ontological imaginaries rooted upon Newtonian physics and argues that non-substantialist ontological positions nurture a political ethos that privileges ‘modest’ engagements of practical solidarity and weights political choices with regard to the consequences and distributive effects they may produce in the context where they are made rather than based upon their universal normative aspirations. While the book is firmly rooted in metatheory,?Zanotti?also?highlights the easiness with which political failures are dismissed as unintended consequences and argues that the current crisis in Syria, and genocides in Srebrenica and Rwanda have shown that advocating abstract ethical principles, be they the Responsibility to Protect, impartiality, or following rules can lead to disaster and can foster violent and exclusionary practices. She also?exemplifies how an alternative ethos can be practiced through the example of an international NGO in Haiti.Highlighting the need for critically re-thinking the way we conceptualize political agency and validate ethics, this work will be of interest to scholars of International Relations theory, ethics and critical security studies.?
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Zanotti, Laura,
Dewey number
172/.4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
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  • International relations
  • International relations
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Ontological entanglements, agency and ethics in international relations : exploring the crossroads, Laura Zanotti
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Questioning substantialism in unsuspected places: anarchy, empire and the power of ideas; 2 Re-thinking causality and structures: the critical realist position; 3 Quantum entanglements: intra-agential agency and the ethos of practice; 4 Entangled agency: re-thinking subjects and power; 5 Entangled norms: archives, the non-transparency of meaning and ethics; 6 Entangled IR: the relevance for practice; 7 Imagining an intra-agential ethos
  • 8 Relying on abstractions, relinquishing responsibility: Rwanda, Srebrenica, Haiti, Syria and other disasters9 Practicing responsibility and solidarity: providing medical care to the poor; Conclusions; Index
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on1044734185
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unknown
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1 online resource
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315227764
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unknown
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Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044734185
Label
Ontological entanglements, agency and ethics in international relations : exploring the crossroads, Laura Zanotti
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Questioning substantialism in unsuspected places: anarchy, empire and the power of ideas; 2 Re-thinking causality and structures: the critical realist position; 3 Quantum entanglements: intra-agential agency and the ethos of practice; 4 Entangled agency: re-thinking subjects and power; 5 Entangled norms: archives, the non-transparency of meaning and ethics; 6 Entangled IR: the relevance for practice; 7 Imagining an intra-agential ethos
  • 8 Relying on abstractions, relinquishing responsibility: Rwanda, Srebrenica, Haiti, Syria and other disasters9 Practicing responsibility and solidarity: providing medical care to the poor; Conclusions; Index
Control code
on1044734185
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315227764
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044734185

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