THE LIMITS OF MORALITY IN FOREIGN POLICY

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THE LIMITS OF MORALITY IN FOREIGN POLICY

THE LIMITS OF MORALITY IN FOREIGN POLICY

The accelerating process of encountering with ‘others’ lying outside traditional state boundaries both pushes decision makers to pay more attention to moral considerations in foreign policy than ever and simultaneously makes it difficult, if not impossible, to define what is moral foreign policy at the first instance. This short essay simply assumes that moral foreign policy is mainly about doing something good for the subjects of clearly defined political communities both at home and abroad. The main goal is to understand on whose behalf state leaders purport to pursue moral foreign policies. Depending on how the boundaries of political communities are defined morally, answering the question of what is a moral foreign policy would vary. 

08 August 2015