A History of International Political Theory: Ontologies of by Hartmut Behr

By Hartmut Behr

Modern idea of foreign politics faces a twofold challenge: the severe engagement with legacies of nationwide energy politics in connection to twentieth Century diplomacy and the regeneration of notions of humanity. This booklet contributes to this engagement through a family tree of suggestions on battle, peace, and ethics.

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A History of International Political Theory: Ontologies of the International

Modern concept of foreign politics faces a twofold challenge: the severe engagement with legacies of nationwide energy politics in connection to twentieth Century diplomacy and the regeneration of notions of humanity. This e-book contributes to this engagement by means of a family tree of innovations on conflict, peace, and ethics.

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Empire – and for Cicero the only acceptable empire would be a republican-governed Roman Empire – is the solution to create and to provide political and legal relations, and finally justice, among nations. This solution has, however, an ambivalent source because it results, on the one hand, from a deep affection of patriotism to Rome according to which Rome naturally is, and should be, the master of the world, and, on the other hand, from a reciprocal conception of universal natural law, human reason, and right and justice.

But since ... we are not born for ourselves alone; since our country claims a part in us, our parents a part, our friends a part; and since ... whatever the earth bears is created for the use of men, while men were brought into being for the sake of men, that they might do good to one another – is this matter we ought to ... strengthen the social union of men among men. But the foundation of justice is good faith, that is, steadfastness and truth in promises and agreements. 42 A History of International Political Theory The rights of war and warfare we find in Cicero and which are derived from these general ethical axioms, in terms of the general legitimization of a war are: Wars must be undertaken only with a proper motive.

The Melian Dialogue is usually cited as an example of the ‘realist’ (‘Machiavellian’) side of Thucydides (Keohane, 1986, p. 7). We will see, however, that this is a shortsighted and one-sided interpretation. In the Melian Dialogue, which is part of Thucydides’s narration of the fifteenth year of war in winter 417/416, he reports a meeting between Athenian legates and the Melians who met in Melos to negotiate the future of the island of Argos and of the Melians themselves. The Melians were part of the Lacedaemonian peoples and thus part of the Hellenic alliance against Athens.

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