International Ethics and the Environmental Crisis [Abstract]
Goodin outlines specific ways to overcome the crisis through international means, requiring each nation to reduce its own hazardous production, and enjoining a collective effort to confront the challenge of global environmental deterioration.
Author(s): Robert E. Goodin
Debt and Wrong-Way Resource Flows in Costa Rica [Abstract]
External debt, poverty, and the use of natural resources are inextricably linked. Annis argues that the direction in which a country's economic resources are transferred—from poor to rich, or rich to poor—also sets the pattern for the flow of natural resources.
Author(s): Sheldon Annis
Drawing the Line on Opprobrious Violence [Abstract]
Deliberate and indiscriminate targeting of civilians, most particularly in a non-war environment, is an unjustifiable form of violence that can be defeated most effectively through multilateral efforts, according to Norton.
Author(s): Augustus Richard Norton
Moral Standards Under Pressure: The Israeli Army and the 'Intifada' [Abstract]
The PLO practice of hiding behind civilians has produced severe tests for the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). Have Israeli soldiers abandoned their moral obligations in war during the time of Intifada?
Author(s): Max Singer
Early Advocates of Lasting World Peace: Utopians or Realists? [Abstract]
Realist thinkers who once rejected the moral claims of the possibility of a lasting world peace now take the position that the goal of attaining it is clearly worth striving for, "however utopian it seemed when first advocated."
Author(s): Sissela Bok
Peace Studies: Social Movement or Intellectual Discipline? [Abstract]
The author cites prominent academicians currently examining this trend and presents the case for accepting grass-roots social activism as a crucial link to the closed world of policy-making elites.
Author(s): Kenneth W. Thompson