Special Section: Democracy and the New World Order
Normative Challenges in a Turbulent World [Abstract]
Rosenau writes that the history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is the story of convergence around political entities in order to preserve individual values in the context of collective needs and wants; but today the process of community building has been reversed.
The New Global Order: The Power of Principle in a Pluralistic World [Abstract]
Kegley asks whether in a culturally pluralistic global community it is possible to find a common normative principle that statesmen from diverse ethical traditions might embrace to discipline democratic behavior.
Does Democracy "Travel"? Some Thoughts on Democracy and Its Cultural Context [Abstract]
Turner is optimistic that democracy does indeed "travel," but only if individuals recognize their own responsibilities within the democratic society and exercise their freedoms.
The Destiny of Freedom: Political Cycles in the Twentieth Century [Abstract]
Buultjens discusses the future prospects for democracy by asking whether the present "democratic starburst" can be translated into durable systems and working institutions.
The Role for Ethics in Bush's New World Order [Abstract]
Brinkoetter investigates the potential role that shared moral standards—and international ethics in general—may play in this new world order. But the role that one finds for international ethics in the new world order depends upon whose version of it is being evaluated—in this case George Bush's.
Moral Theory and Policy Science: A New Look at the Gap Between Foreign and Domestic Affairs [Abstract]
This article examines the present bifurcation of policy-making into domestic and foreign components, and urges a theoretical effort aimed at unifying national policy by integrating its various components.
Sovereignty Is No Longer Sacrosanct: Codifying Humanitarian Intervention [Abstract]
Chopra and Weiss address perhaps the fundamental issue in international relations today: the sacrosanct sets of sovereignty. The word "sovereignty" explains why the international community has difficulty countering human rights violations.
Christ and Caesar: Status and the Ethical Dilemma of Statecraft [Abstract]
Farrenkopf argues that Western triumphalism, precipitated by the crisis of Communism, is symptomatic of the failure in the U.S. to reflect upon the prospects for ameliorating the tragic nature of international political developments in the twentieth century.
Power and Suspicion: The Perspectives of Reinhold Niebuhr [Abstract]
Diggins brings Reinhold Niebuhr into the post-structuralist dialogue, and demonstates that his writings are the more constructive about the human predicament. "[I]n Niebuhr power and morality meet in one, with a suspicious glance at the disavowal of power and the pretensions of morality."
Remaking the Middle East: The Prospects for Democracy and Stability [Abstract]
Anderson explores the ramifications for the Middle East of the profound transformations in global politics at the end of the Cold War and the birth of a new, American-dominated world order.
American Realism and the New Global Realities: A Review Essay [Abstract]
The three books reviewed in this essay, Morality Among Nations: An Evolutionary View (Mary Maxwell), Righteous Realists: Political Realism, Responsible Power, and American Culture in the Nuclear Age (Joel H. Rosenthal), and Securing Europe (Richard H. Ullman), in some sense represent a reaction to Reagan's ideological policies.