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The ethics of secret diplomacy: A contextual approach

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Under what conditions is secret diplomacy normatively appropriate? Drawing on pragmatic theories of political and ethical judgement, this paper argues that a three-dimensional contextual approach centred on actors' reasoning process offers an innovative and reliable analytical tool for bridging the ethical gap of secret diplomacy. Using the case of the US extraordinary rendition programme, the paper concludes that secret diplomacy is ethically unjustifiable when actors fail to invoke normativ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer Reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/17449626.2013.858761

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Global Ethics Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
85-100
Publication date:
2013-12-10
Acceptance date:
2013-10-19
DOI:
EISSN:
1744-9634
ISSN:
1744-9626
URN:
uuid:c1d06fb3-e069-484e-ad93-ddcc16b53f10
Source identifiers:
466731
Local pid:
pubs:466731
Paper number:
1
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