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4 - Virtue Ethics and Global Governance

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 July 2022

Jan Klabbers
Affiliation:
University of Helsinki
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As highlighted earlier, whenever things go wrong, the immediate and inevitable response is to call for better rules, new rules, different rules, new institutions, or better institutions to apply the rules that already exist – or a combination of the above. This is curious, as usually there are some rules in place, and often enough, those rules were considered perfectly fine before things went wrong. Moreover, there is not always a lack of institutions to apply them either, whether on the international or domestic level. Still, time and again, rules are manipulated, ignored, stretched, departed from, bent, or reinterpreted. Even relatively clear and settled rules can suffer this fate, let alone rules that are less clear. It is the general argument of this book that a focus on virtue ethics may well come to be of assistance.

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Virtue in Global Governance
Judgment and Discretion
, pp. 85 - 123
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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