UN Responses in the Former Yugoslavia: Moral and Operational Choices [Abstract]
Weiss examines the moral choices that accompanied the military, humanitarian, and diplomatic dilemmas of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and offers prescriptions for reconciling moral imperatives with political and operational constraints.
Author(s): Thomas G. Weiss
Can We Think Systematically About Ethics and Statecraft? [Abstract]
Welch's essay addresses the complicated issue of whether to hold leaders accountable for their ethical decisions and conduct. Are there minimal standards for ethical behavior?
Author(s): David A. Welch
Kant, the Republican Peace, and Moral Guidance in International Law [Abstract]
Lynch addresses the return to Immanuel Kant—a "prophet of progressive international reform"—and examines the relationship between the Kantian system of ethics and the development of international law in the post-Cold War era.
Author(s): Cecelia Lynch
The Collective Enforcement of International Norms Through Economic Sanctions [Abstract]
The UN Security Council adopted sanctions as a means of addressing unrest in Haiti, Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, and Somalia. Damrosch examines this shift from unilateral to collective enforcement and assesses the moral legitimacy and conclusive results of this policy.
Author(s): Lori Fisler Damrosch
The League of Nations Experiment in International Protection [Abstract]
Despite its short life and the nonexistence of either troops or strong authority, the League of Nations did manage to generate positive developments in the establishment of international protection.
Author(s): Dorothy V. Jones
Post-Cold War Reflections on the Study of International Human Rights [Abstract]
Donnelly's essay reconstructs the scholarly discourse on human rights that began with the initial mid-1970s "innovative and controversial" approach of linking human rights to foreign policy.
Author(s): Jack Donnelly
Minority Rights After Helsinki [Abstract]
Korey addresses the increased social dislocation of minority groups that accompanied freedom in post-totalitarian Europe. He argues that glasnost and the revolutions of 1989 legitimized new brands of nationalism that included threads of anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia.
Author(s): William Korey
Can Foreign Aid Be Used to Promote Good Government in Developing Countries? [Abstract]
Since 1990, the allocation of foreign development aid has come to be shaped by donors' concerns about promoting "good government" in developing countries. Yet the aid donors adopt a wide variety of implicit and actual definitions of "good government."
Author(s): Mick Moore, Mark Robinson
Political Leadership and the Problem of "Dirty Hands" [Abstract]
Garrett assesses the morality of leaders' political choices. Does the nature of leadership force us to tolerate or even accept marginally moral acts? Do acts considered unethical in one's private life become ethical when performed by a public servant for the good of the public?
Author(s): Stephen A. Garrett
The History of the Future of International Relations [Abstract]
Citing Kenneth Thompson, Puchala warns that American international relations students have mistakenly emphasized the study of interstate relations at the expense of studying intercultural relations.
Author(s): Donald J. Puchala
Millennium Approaches: Previewing the Twenty-first Century [Abstract]
Miller places in context three important new books that purport to show the shape of world politics in the coming decade(s). She highlights what they do or (more often) do not tell us about the realm of moral choice at the end of the century.
Author(s): Linda B. Miller