Tribe, Nation, World: Self-Identification in the Evolving International System [Abstract]
Appeals to nationalism based on a common sociocultural, geographic, and linguistic heritage are reactions against expansions of trade, information, and power - and anomie and xenophobia can be countered by giving substatal ethnicities, minorities and political parties a voice and a vote.
Author(s): Thomas M. Franck
Modernity and Minority Nationalism: Commentary on Thomas Franck [Abstract]
Kymlicka asserts that Franck overstates the dichotomy of so-called romantic tribal nationalism and traditional nationalism as seen in the United States and France, which Franck claims is liberal, inclusive, and based on political principles rather than blood lines.
Author(s): Will Kymlicka
Continuing the Conversation on Chinese Human Rights [Abstract]
Discussing the history of universal human rights and Confucian values, Ames asserts that a growing dialogue between China and the United States would benefit China in terms of political and individual rights and the United States in terms of a greater sense of civic virtue.
Author(s): Roger T. Ames
Conversing with Straw Men While Ignoring Dictators: A Reply to Roger Ames [Abstract]
Donnelly asserts that Ames has misrepresented his arguments, creating a straw man from Ames's own preconceived notion of the Western liberal tradition while ignoring the substantive debates.
Author(s): Jack Donnelly
Reconstructing Rawls's "Law of Peoples" [Abstract
Paden finds Rawls's new theory inadequate in its response to communitarian criticisms advocating a different theory of good than that of liberal societies. Paden goes back to "A Theory of Justice" to state that all societies seek one good - the protection of their just institutions.
Author(s): Roger Paden
State Prerogatives, Civil Society, and Liberalization: The Paradoxes of the Late Twentieth Century in the Third World [Abstract]
Monshipouri examines three paradoxes in the conflict between the legal-political global order and the growth of civil society in the international system: state-building vs. democratization; economic liberalization vs. political liberalization; and human rights vs. state sovereignty.
Author(s): Mahmood Monshipouri
Hans Morgenthau's Realism and American Foreign Policy [Abstract]
Analyzing Morgenthau's Politics Among Nations, Myers provides a point-by-point discussion of his theory, concluding that the relevance of realism will be seen particularly in the search for a new balance of power in the post-Cold War world.
Author(s): Robert J. Myers
The United States and the Genocide Convention: Leading Advocate and Leading Obstacle [Abstract]
Korey provides a description of the long struggle for ratification of the Genocide Convention, detailing decades of work by a committee of fifty-two nongovernmental organizations lobbying the Senate and the American Bar Association, the treaty's key opponent.
Author(s): William Korey