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The Ethics of Care
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In The Ethics of Care, Fiona Robinson demonstrates how the responsibilities of sustaining life are central to the struggle for basic human security. She takes a unique approach, using a feminist lens to challenge gender biases in rights-based, individualist approaches.Robinson's thorough and impassioned consideration of care in both ethical and practical terms provides a starting point for understanding and addressing the material, emotional and psychological conditions that create insecurity for people. The Ethics of Careexamines “care ethics” and “security” at the theoretical level and explores the practical implications of care relations for security in a variety of contexts: women's labor in the global economy, humanitarian intervention and peace building, healthcare, and childcare.

Theoretically-innovative and policy-relevant, this critical analysis demonstrates the need to understand the obstacles and inequalities that obstruct the equitable and adequate delivery of care around the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 1. The Ethics of Care and Global Politics
  2. pp. 21-40
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  1. 2. Rethinking Human Security
  2. pp. 41-62
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  1. 3. “Women’s Work”: The Global Care and Sex Economies
  2. pp. 63-84
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  1. 4. Humanitarian Intervention and Global Security Governance
  2. pp. 85-102
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  1. 5. Peacebuilding and Paternalism: Reading Care through Postcolonialism
  2. pp. 103-122
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  1. 6. Health and Human Security: Gender, Care, and HIV/AIDS
  2. pp. 123-142
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  1. 7. Gender, Care, and the Ethics of Environmental Security
  2. pp. 143-160
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  1. Conclusion: Security through Care
  2. pp. 161-166
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  1. References
  2. pp. 167-180
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 181-187
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