Princeton University Library Catalog

Paternalism beyond borders / edited by Michael N. Barnett (The George Washington University).

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
xi, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
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.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781107176904 ((hardback))
  • 1107176905 ((hardback))
  • 9781316625712 ((paperback))
  • 1316625710 ((paperback))
LCCN:
2016028348
OCLC:
952155917
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