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Visions of the Good: International Politics and the Struggle for Justice

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Author: Kirn, John F. III
Advisor: Dessler, David
Committee Members: Goodson, Jacob L.; Hanson, Stephen E.
Issued Date: 5/14/2012
Subjects: International Politics
International Relations Theory
Constructivism
Justice
Visions of the Good
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/16591
Description: States fight wars in order to define the peace. The structure of the international order is fundamentally a conception of justice, with rules dictating who wins and who loses in certain situations. Each and every nation has ideas of what constitutes legitimate and appropriate acts of justice – its vision of the good. Through manipulating physical domination and changes in perceptions of legitimacy, states seek to transform the world order into their vision of the good. As a result, international politics is a struggle for justice.
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in International Relations


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