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Ethics & International Affairs Volume 24.2 (Summer 2010)

Date: 06/14/10

Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 24.2 Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 24.2

This issue features Alex Bellamy on the responsibility to protect; Shareen Hertel on NGO advocacy and labor rights; and Leslie Vinjamuri on deterrence and international justice. It also features essays by Sridhar Venkatapuram on global justice and the social determinants of health; and Yvonne Terlingen on UN sanctions of suspected terrorists.



Global Justice and the Social Determinants of Health [Full Text] | 06/14/10
The final report of the WHO's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health is the first to apply social epidemiological analysis to global health. Author(s): Sridhar Venkatapuram

The United States and the UN's Targeted Sanctions of Suspected Terrorists: What Role for Human Rights? [Full Text] | 06/14/10
The UN Security Council's approach to counterterrorism, which the United States has greatly shaped, has generally shown a marked human rights deficit. The process for seizing the assets of and imposing travel bans on suspected terrorists and their financiers must be reformed. Author(s): Yvonne Terlingen


The Responsibility to Protect—Five Years On [Abstract] | 06/14/10
States' Responsibility to Protect vulnerable populations has become a prominent feature in international debates about preventing genocide and mass atrocities and about protecting potential victims. But profound disagreements persist about RtoP's function, meaning, and proper use. Author(s): Alex J. Bellamy

The Paradox of Partnership: Assessing New Forms of NGO Advocacy on Labor Rights [Abstract] | 06/14/10
Labor rights public-private partnerships are an important and growing phenomenon in corporate governance, even while they are sometimes used instrumentally by business for reputational reasons, and may ultimately fail to transform fundamentally the system they seek to redress. Author(s): Shareen Hertel

Deterrence, Democracy, and the Pursuit of International Justice [Abstract] | 06/14/10
Recent indictments of sitting heads of state and rebel leaders engaged in ongoing conflicts are radically altering our conception of international criminal justice. But contrary to the mantra that justice delayed is justice denied, the most promising way to promote justice may be to postpone it. Author(s): Leslie Vinjamuri

Book Reviews

"The Gender of Reparations: Unsettling Sexual Hierarchies While Redressing Human Rights Violations" Edited by Ruth Rubio-Marin [Full Text] | 06/14/10
This edited collection provides a gender-sensitive analysis of reparations programs in transitional and postconflict societies, examining the gendered nature of violence during armed conflict and political repression, and reparations as an approach to promoting postconflict justice.

"A Cosmopolitanism of Nations: Giuseppe Mazzini's Writings on Democracy, Nation Building, and International Relations" Edited by Stefano Recchia and Nadia Urbinati [Full Text] | 06/14/10
Editors Stefano Recchia and Nadia Urbinati assemble a new collection of original texts by Giuseppe Mazzini, a 19th century Italian activist-philosopher who, despite being almost forgotten today, was a prominent and prescient voice for republicanism and liberal nationalism.

"Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification" Edited by Henry Shue and David Rodin [Full Text] | 06/14/10
Surveying a variety of perspectives on the uses and limits of preemption, this edited volume coalesces around three key themes: differences in just war terminology between disciplines; historical perspectives on changes in key concepts; and the evolution of preventive war thinking in the U.S.

Renegotiation of the Just War Tradition and the Right to War in the Twenty-First Century" by Cian O'Driscoll [Full Text] | 06/14/10
What were the primary justifications for the Iraq War, and how do they relate to classical and contemporary just war thought? Identifying three such justifications—anticipatory, punitive, and humanitarian—Cian O'Driscoll clarifies the debate within the just war community about the invasion.

Briefly Noted

Briefly Noted [Full Text] | 06/14/10
This section contains a round-up of recent notable books in the field of international affairs.

Read More: Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

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