- Normative Challenges in a Turbulent World [Abstract]
| James N. Rosenau | 12/02/1992
Rosenau writes that the history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is the story of convergence around political entities in order to preserve individual values in the context of collective needs and wants; but today the process of community building has been reversed.
- The New Global Order: The Power of Principle in a Pluralistic World [Abstract]
| Charles W. Kegley, Jr. | 12/02/1992
Kegley asks whether in a culturally pluralistic global community it is possible to find a common normative principle that statesmen from diverse ethical traditions might embrace to discipline democratic behavior.
- Does Democracy "Travel"? Some Thoughts on Democracy and Its Cultural Context [Abstract]
| James Turner Johnson | 12/02/1992
Turner is optimistic that democracy does indeed "travel," but only if individuals recognize their own responsibilities within the democratic society and exercise their freedoms.
- The Destiny of Freedom: Political Cycles in the Twentieth Century [Abstract]
| Ralph Buultjens | 12/02/1992
Buultjens discusses the future prospects for democracy by asking whether the present "democratic starburst" can be translated into durable systems and working institutions.
- The Role for Ethics in Bush's New World Order [Abstract]
| Steve Brinkoetter | 12/02/1992
Brinkoetter investigates the potential role that shared moral standards—and international ethics in general—may play in this new world order. But the role that one finds for international ethics in the new world order depends upon whose version of it is being evaluated—in this case George Bush's.