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Choose two schools/theories other than realism and liberalism of ethics in international relations. Discuss the positive and negative aspects of each. Use factual or hypothetical examples to make your point. Why did you choose them specifically?

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In about 715 words, including references, this solution provides a detailed account of the theories of Utilitarianism and Kantianism. Furthermore, this response also provides an outlined structure for how a response of this nature should be organized.

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1. The two theories - utilitarianism & Kantianism - each discussed at 100 words, plus examples, 200 in total.
2. Rationale - why did you chose the two? 100 words

International Relations Ethical Theories: Utilitarianism and Kantianism

International relations theory proposes that there is a conceptual framework that can be utilized in engaging with other nations and other cultures, to minimize conflict and issues, to resolve problems, and maximize cooperation and communication. In relating with nations and cultures other than one's own, there are ethical considerations. While most common ethical theories utilized in the field are realism and liberalism, utilitarianism and kantianism are also commonly referred to in terms of deciding ethical lines when it comes to decision and policy-making.

Utilitarianism is the notion that the most ethical path is one that provides the 'greatest good for the greatest number.' As such, it is a law of averages, of the majority. Since everyone's happiness and satisfaction counts, the right decision is one that considers the best ...

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