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dc.contributor.authorHall, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.editorInternational Studies Associationen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T21:54:35Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T21:54:35Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-10-14T07:45:28Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://convention2.allacademic.com/one/isa/isa09/en_AU
dc.identifier.doihttp://convention2.allacademic.com/one/isa/isa09/en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26108
dc.description.abstractThe liberal-conservative consensus which has been most influential in shaping international politics since 1945 is grounded in what Richard Ned Lebow has called a 'tragic vision of politics'. Tragedians, from Thucydides to Isaiah Berlin, share a conviction that the human being is in some way intrinsically tragic - that tragedy explains political life as well as offering a means of representing it for the purposes of moral or political education. The 'tragic vision' provides guidance on the limits and desirability of political action, helping to 'adjudicate', for Lebow, between 'ethics and interests'. This paper examines an alternative to the tragedians' view: a satiric vision of international politics. While tragedy accepts human frailties, calling upon us to make compromises with moral principles, satire holds folly and hypocrisy to account by ridicule, implying that a higher standard of conduct should be expected by those in political life. A satiric vision, this paper will argue, by way of a reading of Bernard Mandeville's 'An Enquiry into the Origin ofHonour, and the Usefulness of Christianity in War' (1732), offers a more potent mode of political critique and moral education than tragedy, matching its realistic appraisal of political life without bowing to the necessities dictated by interests.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherInternational Studies Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeOnlineen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.isanet.org/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameISA Annual Convention 2009en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleInternational Studies Association Paper Archiveen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-02-15en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2009-02-18en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationNew Yorken_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607en_US
dc.titleThe Satiric Vision of Politicsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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