Paternalism Beyond Borders (Paperback)

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By Michael N. Barnett (Editor)
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Nearly all of those who want to make the world a better place are engaged in paternalism. This book asks how power is intertwined with practices of global compassion. It argues that the concept of paternalism illuminates how care and control are involved in the everyday practices of humanitarianism, human rights, development and other projects designed to improve the lives of others. The authors explore whether and how the paternalism of the nineteenth century differs from the paternalism of today, and offer a provocative look at the power in global ethics, raising the question of whether, when, and how paternalism can be justified.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781316625712
ISBN-10: 1316625710
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: November 14th, 2016
Pages: 342
Language: English