Beyond Banality? Ethical responses to evil in post-September 11 International Relations

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Title Beyond Banality? Ethical responses to evil in post-September 11 International Relations
Author Jeffery, Renee
Journal Name International Affairs
Editor Caroline Soper
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Blackwell
Abstract In recent years, International Relations has witnessed a resurgent interest in the concept of 'evil' both in domestic and international political rhetoric, and in contemporary scholarship. This article examines three of the most recent contributions to what is a growing body of scholarship, all of which try to make sense of evil in the contemporary world and offer an ethical response to the problem of its prevalence. In particular, it highlights the extent to which Hannah Arendt's notion of the 'banality of evil' permeates contemporary conceptualizations of the term and questions whether this remains a useful and indeed appropriate conceptualization of evil in the post-September 11 world.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2005.00444.x
Volume 81
Issue Number 1
Page from 175
Page to 186
ISSN 0020-5850
Date Accessioned 2009-03-09
Date Available 2010-01-19T07:02:37Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-International Relations
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/28341
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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