Date Thesis Awarded
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Jacob L. Goodson
Stephen E. Hanson
States fight wars in order to define the peace. The structure of the international order is fundamentally a conception of justice, with rules dictating who wins and who loses in certain situations. Each and every nation has ideas of what constitutes legitimate and appropriate acts of justice — its vision of the good. Through manipulating physical domination and changes in perceptions of legitimacy, states seek to transform the world order into their vision of the good. As a result, international politics is a struggle for justice.
Kirn, John F. III, "Visions of the Good: International Politics and the Struggle for Justice" (2012). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 467.
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