Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 2 (1988)

Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 2

"Fairness" or Self-Interest? The Coming Economic Dilemma

A Trade Strategy for the United States [Abstract] | 12/02/88
Krasner considers the decline of the global economic power the United States enjoyed from the 1940s through the 1960s and prescribes a policy of repricocity to restore the country's postwar position, allowing it to compete effectively in an emerging and changing economic climate. Author(s): Stephen D. Krasner

Reagan's Ambiguous Economic Legacy [Abstract] | 12/02/88
The introductory piece attempts to set forth as objectively as possible the economic legacy of the Reagan Administration, with emphasis on its international aspects, and thereby to provide the background for the other articles. Author(s): Robert Gilpin

The Coming Meltdown of Traditional Capitalism [Abstract] | 12/02/88
Heilbroner challenges the concept that capitalism is purely an economic system and asserts it is rather a regime informed by social and political forces. Author(s): Robert L. Heilbroner

Three Scenarios for the World Economy [Abstract] | 12/02/88
During the 1980s there was the strong perception that the Americans, the Europeans, and the Japanese were living well, but the accounting data suggested the house of cards was about to fall. Author(s): Robert Z. Aliber

Articles

The Japanese Political Economy: A Crisis in Theory [Abstract] | 12/02/88
Chalmers Johnson argues that the success of the Japanese economy is neither random nor a function of culture but due to policy, particularly to Japanese industrial policy. Author(s): Chalmers Johnson

The End of the Hermit Kingdom [Abstract] | 12/02/88
The election of Roh Tae Woo marked the beginning of a new stage in Korean politics: "the period of Korean-style democracy." Myers follows events leading up to this change and predicts a less threatening, less Confucian politics for the Korea of the future. Author(s): Robert J. Myers

The Real Struggle in South Africa: An Insider's View [Abstract] | 12/02/88
Denis Worrall draws on 20th century South African history and his own experience as a South African to show some of the less obvious but extremely important facets of apartheid that directly impact its dissemination. Author(s): Denis Worrall

AIDS and International Ethics [Abstract] | 12/02/88
Brenda Almond examines different countries' policies and ways of attempting to deal with AIDS, focusing on their positions in regard to rights. Author(s): Brenda Almond

United Nations Reforms: Some Reflections [Abstract] | 12/02/88
Choudhury, elected president of the General Assembly in 1986, reviews the changes within the UN and reasserts its enduring role as a global instrument of peace. Author(s): Humayun Rasheed Choudhury

Neo-Idealism: A Practical Matter [Abstract] | 12/02/88
Kegley's primary intent is to show that neo-realism ignores factors that influence international actors, and that a theory is needed that expands the notion of self-interest to include the moral sphere. Author(s): Charles W. Kegley, Jr.

The Prudent Cold Warrior [Abstract] | 12/02/88
Reinhold Niebuhr's Cold War stance, which he applied to both the USSR and to China, was a middle ground between the harsh amorality of the realists and the overly hopeful liberal view. Sizemore explicates Niebuhr's Chinese position to provide a skeptical criticism of Reagan's Central American policies. Author(s): Russell Sizemore

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