Topic : Ethical issues in International Relations
7. What do you understand by global ethics in modern-day world? Focus upon the role that global ethics can play in attaining universally accepted goals. (250 words)
Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
Why the question:
The question is based on the concept of global ethics and its importance in today’s world.
Key Demand of the question:
Discuss in detail the concept of global ethics and its importance in today’s world and also highlight its role in attaining universally accepted goals.
Focus – A similar instruction to ‘explain’ whereby you are asked to show the workings of something, making use of definite examples and statistics if appropriate to add weight to your explanation.
Structure of the answer:
Start by explaining global ethics in today’s world.
Start with definition of global ethics – Global ethics is an area of critical ethical enquiry into the nature and justification of values and norms that are global in kind and into the various issues that arise such as world poverty and international aid, environmental problems, food security, disaster mitigation, peace and security, and human rights.
Discuss in what way global ethics can contribute – it helps in Drawing parallels between self-interest of nations and the universality of these interests so a shared understanding of global problems. Creates moral pressure for countries come forward and provide assistance when conditions in other countries are not so favorable. Establishes checks and balances etc.
Give examples in day-to day global platform.
Conclude by asserting its importance.