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The Preventive Use of Force: A Cosmopolitan Institutional Proposal [Abstract]
Accountability is the key to ensuring the fairness of rules governing the preventive use of force. Buchanan and Keohane propose a scheme that would make those promoting and those rejecting the preventive use of force more accountable.
The Global Warming Tragedy and the Dangerous Illusion of the Kyoto Protocol [Abstract]
Gardiner insists that the Kyoto agreement, far from being too demanding, does too little to protect future generations.
Global Warming: More Common Than Tragic [Abstract]
Those who are concerned about the weakness of the Kyoto Protocol should first focus on persuading the United States to join, since this is the best way to let the process work and avoid a tragedy of the commons.
Sharing the Riches of the Earth: Democratizing Natural Resource-Led Development [Abstract]
Many developing countries are attempting to use their natural resource endowments as the basis for economic growth and development. But countries that depend heavily on resource extraction do poorly on a variety of economic indicators, including growth rates, education levels, and income inequality.
Symposium: War and Self-Defense
War and Self-Defense [Full Text]
How can the right of self-defense be legitimately invoked when no prior aggressive attack has occurred and there is no evidence that one is imminent? How exactly is it that the concept of self-defense can provide a justification for war?
Self-Defense and the Obligations to Kill and to Die [Abstract]
Building on Rodin's analysis, Ryan raise further issues about self-defense as a justification of modern nation state war. Principal among these is what he calls the "conscription paradox."
Beyond National Defense [Abstract]
Rodin attempts "to generate a dilemma for the just war theory by arguing that the right of national defense cannot be reduced to personal rights of self-defense, nor can it be explained through an analogy with them."
The Purpose of Intervention: Changing Beliefs about the Use of Force [Full Text]
Martha Finnemore sheds light on the ways in which both international society and its conceptions of the legitimate use of force have evolved historically.
The Real Environment Crisis: Why Poverty, Not Affluence, Is the Environment's Number One Enemy [Full Text]
Rather than squandering our resources on such questionable endeavors as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we should lift up poor people in the developing world. This is an important message that many Americans need to hear.
SYMPOSIUM: WAR AND SELF-DEFENSE
War as Self-Defense
Innocent Attackers and Rights of Self-Defense
David R. Mapel
Self-Defense in International Law and Rights of Persons
Fernando R. Tesón
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