How should a democratic state fight terrorism? This is the question discussed by Michael Ignatieff in his latest book. Ignatieff explores several. The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of ht t/ hosted at. Terror by Michael Ignatieff. Prnnceton, NJ: tnlv os. ‘ [email protected]; Princeton. In this volume, Michael Ignatieff seeks to answer the following question: should liberal democracies be free of violence or are ‘lesser evils’ justified under the.

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Must we sacrifice civil liberty to protect public safety?

A Historical and Philosophical Perspective. It may also require coercion, secrecy, deception, even violation of rights Terror, Terrorism, States, and Societies: In this book Ignatieff argues that the war against terrorism requires acts which go beyond those permitted by our constitutional restraints and protections of the recognition of individual legal rights. Patrick Hayden – – Routledge. Gabriella Slomp – – Palgrave-Macmillan.

Retrieved from ” https: War, Terror, and Ethics. Pages to import images to Wikidata. To defeat evil, we may have to traffic in evils: The book is based on a series of six lectures that Ignatieff gave at the University of Edinburgh in as part of the Gifford Lectures. Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Purdy goes on to highlight what he sees as problems with Ignatieff’s five tests for coercive measures, in that some of the individual tests are too indeterminate, and that he provides no detail as to how each of competing considerations expressed in the tests is to be weighed against each other.


The public scrutiny and political ethics that motivate restraint also give democracy its strongest weapon: But its use – in a liberal democracy – must be measured. Find it on Scholar. To balance this necessary erosion of liberal freedoms and rights, Ignatieff presents a framework of judicial review, executive and Congressional oversight, free debate and limits on interrogation.

Retrieved 18 February And we must not fool ourselves that whatever we do in the name of freedom and democracy is good.

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Terror, Torture, and War. Political Ethics in Applied Ethics. In the age of terrorism Michael Ignatieff argues that we must not shrink from the use of violence. What It is and How to Combat It. Sign in to use this feature. Evil and International Relations: This entry has no external links.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Scheuerman – – Journal of Political Philosophy 14 1: Retrieved 23 July Political Ethics in an Age of Terror Cover of the first edition. Political Ethics in an Age of Terror.


This book was written in to address questions of human rights and humanitarian policy which arose as a result of the issues surrounding the War on Terrorparticularly with regard to the US Foreign Policies ingatieff the time including the detention of terrorist suspects without trial at the Thw Bay detention camp.

Christine Chwaszcza – – Nomos. History of Western Philosophy.

Science Logic and Mathematics. Human Suffering in an Age of Terror. Paul Gowder – – Law and Philosophy 32 5: He shows how the most potent response to terror has been force, decisive and direct, yet restrained.

The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror

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