Topic: ethical issues in international relations and funding.
7) In the fast-paced world, laced with many issues, the importance of ethics in international relations is much higher and needed today than ever. Examine.
Why this question:
The question is based on the theme of ethics in international relations.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss the relevance of ethics in international relations.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
What do you understand by ethics in international relations.
Explain first that Ethics is the study of the moral code of conduct or the ideal behavior to be sought by the human beings. It provides guidance to the realm of international relations as well.
significance of ethics in the international relations can be understood as:
adherence to the human rights
To avoid the “ego clash” & “ideological clash” between two or more nations.
ethics aim at “peaceful world”, “respect for all” & “equality” while forming international organizations, declarations & forums.
ethics of cooperation in the issues like combating law and order problems, with cross-border impacts.
ethics of standing by the countries that are facing insurgencies, and domestic civil wars.
ethics of pitching for a transparent system in the international financial administration.
globalization has rendered borders, useless. increasing trade balance between developed and underdeveloped countries is the cause of concern. mindless exploitation of these countries’ resources cannot be ignored. it requires a more empathetic view from developed nations.
it reduces tensions between countries and avoids war-like situations.
Conclude with way forward.