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Editor's Note:[Full Text]
The persistent strength of nonstate actors in world politics makes it necessary to rethink or at least elaborate on the state-centered model of international affairs. If ethics is about choice and responsibility, then who or what entity should be the target of our analysis?
Roundtable: The September 11 Effect
The September 11 Effect [Full Text]
Since it seems that the leaders of the antiterrorist campaign are scripting their objectives to fit as they go along, the public should be more careful in deciding which policies it wants to support.
Special Section on Health and Global Justice
Access to Medicines and the Rhetoric of Responsibility [Excerpt]
In Africa fewer than 50,000 people—less than 2 percent of the people in need—currently receive ARV therapy. These facts have elicited strongly divergent reactions, and views about the appropriate response to this crisis have varied widely.
Health and Global Justice [Full Text]
In a recent global survey commissioned for the Millennium Summit of the United Nations, people around the world consistently mentioned good health as what they most desired.
International Justice and Health: A Proposal [Excerpt]
Sreenivasan examines obligations of international distributive justice, arguing that the major seven OECD countries each have an obligation to transfer at least one percent of their GDP to developing countries.
Personal and Social Responsibility for Health [Excerpt]
Everyone wants to be healthy, but many of us decline to act in healthy ways. Should these choices have any bearing on the ethics of clinical practice and health policy? How may personal responsibility for health be manipulated in health policy debates.
Public Health or Clinical Ethics: Thinking beyond Borders [Full Text]
A normatively adequate public health ethics needs to be anchored in political philosophy rather than in ethics. Its central ethical concerns are likely to include trust and justice, rather than autonomy and informed consent.
Responsibilities for Poverty-Related Ill Health [Excerpt]
There is an oft-neglected perspective which the topic of health equity raises: As imposers of the rules, we are inclined to think that harms we inflict through the rules have greater moral weight than like harms we merely fail to prevent or mitigate.
Debate: Human Rights and the Politics of Victimhood
Human Rights and the Politics of Victimhood [Excerpt]
Meister argues for a renewal of the politics of victim and beneficiary that avoids moral pitfalls of the revolutionary project. These pitfalls inhere in a politics of victimhood.
Human Wrongs and the Tragedy of Victimhood: Response to "Human Rights and the Politics of Victimhood" [Excerpt]
The problem with the politics of victimhood, as conducted by revolutionaries and counterrevolutionaries engaged in ideological conflict, is that it creates a morally arbitrary hierarchy of victims that can then be used to justify the worst moral transgressions against the "other."
Liberals, Revolutionaries, and Responsibility: Final Rejoinder [Excerpt]
In the aftermath of violence and oppression, social justice and moral regeneration must begin with institutions of moral accounting, such as trials and truth commissions, that, however imperfectly, revitalize notions of individual, social, and political responsibility.
The Liberalism of Fear and the Counterrevolutionary Project: Reply to Catherine Lu [Excerpt]
"While Lu invokes Shklar's 'liberalism of fear' as a 'transcendence' of the politics of friend and foe, I regard it as an attempt to give liberalism political purchase by identifying its true foe, those whose political convictions make them insensitive to cruelty, and especially to physical cruelty."
Samantha Power, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
In her Pulitzer Prize winning book, Samantha Power reveals with forceful, regretful, and even angry prose, the stark record: the United States has rarely missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity to stand against genocide. ADDITIONAL CONTENT
THE THREE WAYS OF GLOBALIZATION:
The Advantage to Trade: Bhagwati and Irwin
Stephen L. S. Smith
The Politics of Economy: Roberto Unger
The Values of the Market: Stiglitz and Soros
The Ethics of Destruction: Norms and Force in International Relations, Ward Thomas
REVIEWED BY STEPHEN WATTS
Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam, Gilles Kepel, trans. Anthony F. Roberts
REVIEWED BY SHENAZ BUNGLAWALA
Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India, Ashutosh Varshney
REVIEWED BY KATHARINE ADENEY
Global Justice and Transnational Politics: Essays on the Moral and Political Challenges of Globalization, Pablo De Greiff and Ciaran P. Cronin, eds.
REVIEWED BY JEFFREY LOMONACO
Women, Gender, and Human Rights, Marjorie Agosín, ed.
REVIEWED BY ALYSSA BERNSTEIN
The Courage of Strangers: Coming of Age with the Human Rights Movement, Jeri Laber
REVIEWED BY DAVID PETRASEK
Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention: A Fresh Legal Approach Based on Fundamental Ethical Principles in International Law and World Religions, Brian D. Lepard
REVIEWED BY PETER J. HOFFMAN
Agency and Ethics: The Politics of Military Intervention, Anthony F. Lang, Jr.
REVIEWED BY DANIEL WARNER
Feminist International Relations: An Unfinished Journey, Christine Sylvester
REVIEWED BY KIMBERLY HUTCHINGS
Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography, William Lee Miller
REVIEWED BY CATHAL J. NOLAN
Fatal Choice: Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Missile Defense, Richard Butler
REVIEWED BY DAVID B.H. DENOON
RECENT LITERATURE ON SANCTIONS
United States Economic Statecraft for Survival, 1933-1991: Of Sanctions and Strategic Embargoes, Alan P. Dobson
Sanctions and the Search for Security: Challenges to UN Action, David Cortright and George A. Lopez, with Linda Gerber
Smart Sanctions: Targeting Economic Statecraft, David Cortright and George A. Lopez, eds.
United States Economic Sanctions: Theory and Practice, Michael P. Malloy
Economic Warfare: Sanctions, Embargo Busting, and Their Human Cost, R. T. Naylor
Sanctions Beyond Borders: Multinational Corporations and U.S. Economic Statecraft, Kenneth A. Rodman
REVIEWED BY JOY GORDON