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International political economy and the question of ethics

Brassett, James and Holmes, Christopher (2010) International political economy and the question of ethics Review of International Political Economy, 17, (3), pp. 425-453. (doi:10.1080/09692290903507201).

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Once we have become fully aware of our intellectual tradition with its deep 10 split between head and heart and its not always beneficial consequences, the first step toward healing that split has already been taken.Downthe road, it is then possible to visualise a kind of social science thatwould be very different from the one most of us have been practicing: a moral social science where moral considerations are not repressed or kept apart, but are systematically 15 commingled with analytic argument, without guilt feelings over any lack of integration; where the transition from preaching to proving and back again is performed frequently and with ease; andwhere moral considerations need no longer be smuggled in surreptitiously, nor expressed unconsciously, but are displayed openly and disarmingly (Hirschman, 1981: 305–6).

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Submitted date: 29 April 2010
Published date: 1 September 2010
Keywords: ethics, ipe, power, pragmatism, resistance


Local EPrints ID: 155603
ISSN: 0969-2290
PURE UUID: 76c7d1af-fa3b-4e98-84f1-f398ee9f64c4

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Date deposited: 28 May 2010 10:42
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:44

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Author: James Brassett
Author: Christopher Holmes

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