Since at least the 1990s, international mediation efforts have investigated whether civil conflicts could be resolved through democratization. The results have been mixed, and within the scholarship there is no real framework for how to approach the question, let alone any agreement on the answers.
Drawing on concrete cases from three continents, and bringing together contributions from political scientists, historians, area specialists, and international relations experts, International Perspectives on Democratization and Peace takes stock of all the efforts expended in pursuit of peaceful,
democratic settlements to civil conflict and provides a sorely needed framework for thinking clearly about the role of democratization in international mediation processes. In three sections, authors give a philosophical and historical elaboration of the key questions, investigate seven applied case
studies that survey the impact of democratization on civil conflicts in diverse global contexts, and discuss how US preference for its own interests over international democratization has delayed, but not indefinitely forestalled, the process of democratization in many parts of the globe, a process
that demands continued, serious analysis and discussion.
This book is a must-read not for scholars within international relations, international political economy, development studies, political science, and peace and conflict studies.
Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations (REIO) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed series that publishes rigorous academic research into organizational ethics from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives including, but not limited to, business management, philosophy, sociology, psychology,
religion, accounting, and marketing.
In this volume, War, Peace and Organizational Ethics, expert contributors draw upon philosophers such as Aristotle, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Emmanuel Levinas in order to explore how the ethics of war and peace resonate with organizational ethics.
The topics covered include:
- the role of business in the “War on Terror”;
- the ethics of robot decision-making in military contexts;
- the use of force in UN peacekeeping missions;
- John Wooden’s conception of moral leadership;
- the implementation of meaningful change in relation to well-being in and outside of work;
- unethical pro-organizational behaviour;
- forsaking Aristotle’s Mean and pursuing the extreme.
Ideally suited for researchers and professionals, this book poses questions that go to the very heart of the role organizations play in greater social conflicts, as well as the role that conflict plays in shaping organizations.