Question 6: To what extent are ‘dirty hands’ an unavoidable consequence of political action within world politics?
Read the article by Walzer! (it’s on the module Reading List)
Question is about if ethics and morality are to be avoided in politics and IR
Engage with Walzer’s article and use an ethical framework (like Utilitarianism)
Examples are useful, but you could look at the practice and discipline of IR itself
Remember that the anarchy is a constructed knowledge; Week 1 is a good place to start
You can also look at Week II and the importance of the noble lie
The idea is that we want our leaders to be moral, but we also recognise that they are there to make tough choices.
Does this mean that world politics provides leaders with the freedom to act immorally?