This issue features an exchange in response to Mathias Risse's article, "The Morality of Immigration,"with Ryan Pevnick, Philip Cafaro, and a response from Risse; Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal on The Oxford Handbook of International Relations; Olga Martin-Ortega on business and human rights in conflict; Alexandru Grigorescu on horizontal accountability in interngovernmental organizations; and Paul D. Williams on keeping the peace in Africa.
It also includes book reviews and and a "Briefly Noted" section, which covers recent books in the field of international relations.
An Exchange: The Morality of Immigration [Full Text]
Writing in EIA 22, no. 1, Mathias Risse presented a novel way to think about the problem of immigration in the context of global justice, adopting the standpoint of the common ownership of the earth. The following Exchange is in response to that essay.
Reuniting Ethics and Social Science: The Oxford Handbook of International Relations [Full Text]
The quality of our theoretical argumentation, the diversity and insights of our methods, and our general level of understanding are markedly better than a generation ago. However, this progress has been driven by a division of labor with increased specialization that has led each part of the field to become narrower.
Business and Human Rights in Conflict [Excerpt]
Can current policy and legal responses make businesses part of the solution rather than part of the problem? And can companies be held accountable—socially, legally, or by some other means—for whatever negative actions they might have taken in situations of armed conflict?
Horizontal Accountability in Intergovernmental Organizations [Abstract]
Many intergovernmental organizations have recently established offices of internal oversight. Yet scandals have revealed serious flaws in the design of these institutions. This study argues that this is due, in great part, to the initial use of an imperfect domestic model.
Keeping the Peace in Africa: Why "African" Solutions Are Not Enough [Abstract]
Instead of searching for "African solutions" which have proved problematic so far, policymakers should focus on developing effective solutions for the complex challenges raised by the issue of armed conflict in Africa.
Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village [Full Text]
An important insight, with consequences for foreign policy and the practice of world politics, is that in the "global village" changing technology invites and even compels the notion of political organization and "union" at the global level.
The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia: Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought [Full Text]
Aydin challenges popular assumptions that non-Western ideological movements are always hostile to Western values, on the one hand, and that such movements emerge as a function of either anticolonial struggles or conservative and religious reactions to global modernity, on the other.
Defining Environmental Justice: Theories, Movements, and Nature [Full Text]
This volume is political theory at its best, providing an invaluable review of the contemporary literature, subverting traditional political categories and distinctions, and suggesting new directions for politics and policy.
Taking on the World's Repressive Regimes: The Ford Foundation's International Human Rights Policies and Practices [Full Text]
William Korey has done a great service for both those who champion and follow the realization of human rights internationally and those who wish to understand the potential and limitations of foundation strategies to bring about real change.
Realism Reconsidered: The Legacy of Hans J. Morgenthau in International Relations [Full Text]
This timely book takes a critical look at the history of scholarship on Morgenthau's formulation of political realism, with an eye toward synthesizing his theories with contemporary topics and theoretical debates.
Briefly Noted [Full Text]
This section contains a round-up of recent notable books in the field of international affairs.