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The Ethics of Collective Security [Abstract]
Does multilateral action always succeed in creating a Pax Universalis? On the contrary, it may lead to war. With arguments from the U.S. perspective and examples from the Gulf War, Hendrickson sees both collective and unilateral action as neither good nor bad.
Sanctions as Punishment, Enforcement, and Prelude to Further Action [Abstract]
This article looks at some major goals that have been set for sanctions and evaluates how effective sanctions have been at reaching those goals. It also examines the costs of sanctions, i.e., the impact on civilians and on international support for sanctions.
Boycott, Crime, and Sin: Ethical and Talmudic Responses to Injustice Abroad [Abstract]
Zohar applies Talmudic views on communal sin to contemporary political discourse by posing the question "Are we our brothers' keepers?" The essay addresses international responsibility to protect victims of oppression worldwide.
Is There an Islamic Ethic of Humanitarian Intervention? [Abstract]
In the aftermath of the Cold War, Hashmi proposes this as a long overdue moment for reassessing the UN chapter on intervention, reappraising the value of human rights and justice, and most important, including Islamic thought into the new system.
Political Theory in the Age of Nationalism [Abstract]
Seth suggests that the transformation of the international system from a system of states to a system of nation-states has had profound consequences for international relations, consequences not fully grasped in international relations theory.
Ethics, Integration, and Disintegration: A Russian Perspective [Abstract]
Benevolenski and Kortunov discuss the array of moral, ethnic, and nationalistic questions emerging after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. They suggest that the cause for the collapse was not poor economic performance, but a moral bankruptcy the people could no longer endure.
International Environmental Law After Rio: The Continuing Search for Equity [Abstract]
Springer focuses on the nature and challenges of "leadership" in contemporary environmental diplomacy since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Choices More Ethical Than Legal: The International Committee of the Red Cross and Human Rights [Abstract]
ICRC has coordinated relief for victims who are ignored by the world, in more places than all the UN agencies combined. When law is silent, as often during war time it is, human rights policies must be built on ethical choice.
Behind Clio's Mask: Philosophic History and Its Uses [Abstract]
Buultjens examines the utility of history as a paradigm on which to build a prognosis of the future.
The Recovery of Liberalism: Moral Man and Immoral Society Sixty Years Later [Abstract]
In this analysis of Reinhold Niebuhr's 1932 classic Moral Man, Little reviews some of the book's fundamental conclusions. He observes that, when moral language is used in international politics without self-criticism, it diverts attention from the real motives of the statesmen who use it.
An Innocent Abroad? John Dewey and International Politics [Abstract]
Using Dewey's critics' own arguments that purport to show Dewey intentionally, or naively, disregarded the role of power in the relations of communities, Westbrook brings examples to reinforce the contrary view.
The United States, Moral Norms, and Governing Ideas in World Politics: A Review Essay [Abstract]
Nolan reviews three works describing the influence of ethics on modern international relations, namely Code of Peace: Ethics and Security in the World of the Warlord States (Dorothy V. Jones); The Age of Rights (Louis Henkin); and Morality and American Foreign Policy: The Role of Ethics in International Affairs (Robert W. McElroy).
RECENT BOOKS ON ETHICS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
After the Cold War: Questioning the Morality of Nuclear Deterrence, Charles W. Kegley, Jr. and Kenneth L. Schwab
International Relations in a Changing Global System: Toward a Theory of the World Polity, Seyom Brown
Traditions and Values in Politics and Diplomacy: Theory and Practice, Kenneth W. Thompson
Traditions of International Ethics, Terry Nardin and David R. Mapel, eds.
Free Movement: Ethical Issues in the Transnational Migration of People and Money, Brian Barry and Robert E. Goodin, eds.
Ethics, American Foreign Policy, and the Third World. David Louis Cingranelli
Seeking Justice: Ethics and International Affairs, Rachel M. McCleary, ed.
Just War and the Gulf War, James Turner Johnson and George Weigel
Interpretations of Conflict: Ethics, Pacifism, and the Just War Tradition, Richard B. Miller
The Helsinki Process and the Reintegration of Europe 1986-1991, Vojtech Mastny
The Evolution of Theory in International Relations: Essays in Honor of William T.R. Fox, Robert L. Rothstein, ed.
The Imperial Temptation: The New World Order and America's Purpose, Robert W. Tucker and David C Hendrickson
Approaches to Peace: An Intellectual Map, W. Scott Thompson and Kenneth M. Jensen
Self-Determination in the New World Order, Morton H. Halperin, David J. Scheffer, and Patricia L. Small
Right v. Might: International Law and the Use of Force, 2nd edition, Louis Henkin, Stanley Hoffmann, et al.
Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Peace and Power, Brief Edition, Hans J. Morgenthau, revised by Kenneth W. Thompson