Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 13 (1999)

Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 13

$15.00

$15.00
Add to Shopping Cart

Special Section: The Humanitarian Identity Crisis

Principles, Politics, and Humanitarian Action [Abstract] | 12/04/99
The tragedies of the past decade have led to an identity crisis among humanitarians. Respecting traditional principles of neutrality and impartiality and operating procedures based on consent has created as many problems as it has solved. Author(s): Thomas G. Weiss

Humanity: Our Priority Now and Always: Response to "Principles, Politics, and Humanitarian Action" [Abstract] | 12/04/99
Thomas Weiss oversimplifies when he identifies the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with the classicist position of nonconfrontation. Author(s): Cornelio Sommaruga

Humanitarian Responsibility and Committed Action: Response to "Principles, Politics, and Humanitarian Action" [Abstract] | 12/04/99
Although providing aid in conflict is implicitly political, involving humanitarian actors and aid in conflict resolution initiatives, as Weiss advocates, risks diluting the primary responsibility of humanitarian aid to alleviate suffering. Author(s): Joelle Tanguy, Fiona Terry

Moral Imperatives and Political Realities: Response to "Principles, Politics, and Humanitarian Action" [Abstract] | 12/04/99
Weiss's essay is a fine contribution to the current conversation within the humanitarian international, but Rieff finds worrying the absence of a broader, extra-humanitarian context in the discussion. Author(s): David Rieff

Special Section: Amnesty, Justice, and Reconciliation

Reckoning with Past Wrongs: A Normative Framework [Abstract] | 12/04/99
This essay formulates eight goals that have emerged from worldwide moral deliberation on "transitional justice" and that may serve as a useful framework when particular societies consider how they should reckon with violations of internationally recognized human rights. Author(s): David A. Crocker

A Different Kind of Justice: Dealing with Human Rights Violations in Transitional Societies [Abstract] | 12/04/99
In "transitional societies" like South Africa and Bosnia, which are currently moving from authoritarianism, and often violent repression, to democracy, questions arise about the appropriate way to deal with serious human rights offenders. Author(s): David Little

Reconciliation for Realists [Abstract] | 12/04/99
The rhetoric of reconciliation is common in situations where traditional judicial responses to past wrongdoing are unavailable because of corruption, large numbers of offenders, or anxiety about the political consequences. But what constitutes reconciliation? Author(s): Susan Dwyer

Latin American Amnesties in Comparative Perspective: Can the Past Be Buried? [Abstract] | 12/04/99
Throughout Latin America during the past 15 years, new democratic or postwar governments have faced demands for transitional justice following the end of authoritarian rule or the conclusion of internal armed conflicts. Author(s): Margaret Popkin, Nehal Bhuta

Debate

A Peaceful, Silent, Deadly Remedy: The Ethics of Economic Sanctions [Abstract] | 12/04/99
Economic sanctions are emerging as one of the major tools of international governance in the post-Cold War era. Gordon considers the issue of sanctions within three ethical frameworks: just war doctrine, deontological ethics, and utilitarianism. Author(s): Joy Gordon

More Ethical than Not: Sanctions as Surgical Tools: Response to "A Peaceful, Silent, Deadly Remedy" [Abstract] | 12/04/99
Joy Gordon has made a major contribution to both the ethical analysis and the policy evaluation of economic sanctions. Her claims against sanctions should be understood as critique rather than condemnation of sanctions on ethical grounds. Author(s): George A. Lopez

Articles

Human Rights NGOs: The Power of Persuasion [Abstract] | 12/04/99
This essay is about the "curious grapevine," an extraordinary tale of how NGOs, through their persuasion, have made human rights a major item in international discourse in the media, state chancellories, and international institutions. Author(s): William Korey

Distributive Justice and International Trade [Abstract] | 12/04/99
This essay examines the structure of the international trade regime. Following John Rawls, it asserts that "justice is the first virtue of social institutions." This leads to the question: Is the trade regime just? Author(s): Ethan B. Kapstein

The Global Gamble on Financial Liberalization: Reflections on Capital Mobility, National Autonomy, and Social Justice [Abstract] | 12/04/99
Eichengreen gives an overview of the connections between financial globalization, domestic autonomy, and social justice. Author(s): Barry Eichengreen

ADDITIONAL CONTENT



A New Internationalism 
Joel H. Rosenthal

RECENT BOOKS ON ETHICS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

THE VALUE(S) OF DIPLOMACY

Egypt's Road to Jerusalem: A Diplomat's Story of the Struggle for Peace in the Middle East, Boutros Boutros-Ghali 

The Process: 1,100 Days That Changed the Middle East
, Uri Savir
REVIEWED BY ANTHONY LANG, JR.

EAST ASIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS
The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights, Joanne R. Bauer and Daniel A. Bell, eds.
REVIEWED BY LYNDA S. BELL

Asian Values and Human Rights: A Confucian Communitarian Perspective, Wm. Theodore de Bary
REVIEWED BY LYNDA S. BELL

A MAN OF GOOD JUDGMENT AND LARGE CONCEPTIONS
Acheson: The Secretary of State Who Created the American World, James Chace
REVIEWED BY ALBERTO R. COLL

A PRUDENT STATESMAN:
George Ball: Behind the Scenes in U.S. Foreign Policy, James A. Bill
REVIEWED BY JOEL H. ROSENTHAL

EDWARD O. WILSON VERSUS THE POSTMODERNISTS
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, Edward O. Wilson
REVIEWED BY MARY MAXWELL

ASSESSMENTS OF U.S. AND BRITISH INTELLIGENCE GATHERING

Intelligence Power in Peace and War, Michael Herman
REVIEWED BY GREGORY F. TREVERTON

Secret Agencies: U.S. Intelligence in a Hostile World, Loch K. Johnson
REVIEWED BY GREGORY F. TREVERTON

AN ARDENT ADVOCATE:
War Crimes: Brutality, Genocide, Terror, and the Struggle for Justice, Aryeh Neier
REVIEWED BY DOROTHY JONES

ATROCITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN YUGOSLAVIA
Balkan Justice
, Michael Scharf
REVIEWED BY JOHN L. WASHBURN

ETHICS BEYOND SOVEREIGNTY
National Deconstruction: Violence, Identity, and Justice in Bosnia
, David Campbell
REVIEWED BY LENE HANSEN

TRACING THE ROOTS OF THE KOSOVO CONFLICT
Between Serb and Albanian: A History of Kosovo
, Miranda Vickers
REVIEWED BY JAMES HOOPER

CONFLICT AND COOPERATION WITH NORTH KOREA
Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea
, Leon V. Sigal
REVIEWED BY RONALD J. BEE

THE RHETORIC OF MASSIVE RETALIATION
Destroying the Village: Eisenhower and Thermonuclear War
, Campbell Craig
REVIEWED BY MARTIN L. COOK

INVESTIGATING TERRORISM IN A DEMOCRACY
Terrorism and America: A Commonsense Strategy for a Democratic Society
, Philip B. Heymann
REVIEWED BY GREGORY F. TREVERTON

GLOBALIZATION AND GOVERNANCE
Global Public Policy: Governing without Government?
, Wolfgang Reinicke
REVIEWED BY ROBIN B. HODESS

STATE STRUCTURE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY
From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America's World Role
, Fareed Zakaria
REVIEWED BY GREG RUSSELL

RESTORING THE NATIONAL LIFE
The One and the Many: America's Struggle for the Common Good
, Martin E. Marty
REVIEWED BY JOANNE R. BAUER

DOES MORAL PHILOSOPHY HAVE A FUTURE?
Fieldwork in Familiar Places: Morality, Culture, and Philosophy
, Michele M. Moody-Adams
REVIEWED BY SUSAN DWYER

ISLAMIC ACTIVISM
Political Islam: Revolution, Radicalism, or Reform?
, John L. Esposito, ed.
REVIEWED BY SOHAIL HASHMI

GERMAN REUNIFICATION
Germany's Second Chance: Trust, Justice, and Democratization
, Anne Sa'adah
REVIEWED BY CARL CAVANAGH HODGE

MORAL TRADEOFFS IN U.S.-SOUTH AFRICA RELATIONS
Loosing the Bonds: The United States and South Africa in the Apartheid Years
, Robert Kinloch Massie
REVIEWED BY KENNETH A. RODMAN

blog comments powered by Disqus
Join our Mailing Lists
Online Magazine

Online Magazine

Social Network

Social Network

The Journal

The Journal

postprandial-ft