By Neta C. Crawford
Arguments have outcomes in international politics which are as actual because the army forces of states or the stability of strength between them. Neta Crawford unearths how moral arguments, no longer energy politics or economics, clarify decolonization, the best switch in international politics to take place during the last years. The booklet additionally analyzes how argument will be used to to remake modern global politics, suggesting how such arguments follow to the problem of humanitarian intervention.
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Extra resources for Argument and Change in World Politics: Ethics, Decolonization, and Humanitarian Intervention (Cambridge Studies in International Relations)
See Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink, Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998). 57 See Jurgen ¨ Habermas, Justification and Application: Remarks on Discourse Ethics (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993) and Habermas, Between Facts and Norms. 58 Frans H. van Eemeren, Rob Grootendorst, Sally Jackson, and Scott Jacobs, Reconstructing Argumentative Discourse (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1993), p. 12. P. Grice, “Logic of Conversation, ” in P.
Having set the end, they consider how and by what means it is to be attained; and if it seems to be produced by several means they consider by which it is most easily and best produced, while if it is achieved by one only they consider how it will be achieved by this and by what means this will be achieved, till they come to the first cause, which in the order of discovery is the last . . 21 Political debates and arguments may often be described as Aristotelian practical reason where actors, who are goal – or norm – driven make arguments that move from general premises to specific conclusions.
Moreover, while persuasion of one’s counterpart is often the point of making arguments, there are also other reasons to argue. Specifically, advocates of a particular position may be attempting, by stating their case, to rally their own supporters as a way of mobilizing their preexisting political power. Or advocates may be attempting to lay the rhetorical grounds (change the frame) as the background for a future argument. Or someone may give an argument in order to proclaim and establish their identity as a “standard bearer” or person who holds particular beliefs.
Argument and Change in World Politics: Ethics, Decolonization, and Humanitarian Intervention (Cambridge Studies in International Relations) by Neta C. Crawford