6) What is international morality? Discuss its relevance in international politics. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based on the theme of international morality.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the concept of international morality in detail and its relevance in international politics.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with definition of international morality.
International Morality consists of moral principles which are endorsed by a number of nations. The rules of customary International Law reflect International Morality. One of the major sources and sanctions of International Law has been International Morality.
Explain that the behaviour of states is regulated by International Law and International Morality, the former as the legal code and the latter as the moral code. Both these codes constitute important and valuable limitations on the national power of each state and, as such, perform the essential function of maintaining order in international relations.
Discuss its relevance in international politics.
Conclude with way forward.