- The Ethics of Collective Security [Abstract]
| David C. Hendrickson | 12/03/1993
Does multilateral action always succeed in creating a Pax Universalis? On the contrary, it may lead to war. With arguments from the U.S. perspective and examples from the Gulf War, Hendrickson sees both collective and unilateral action as neither good nor bad.
- Political Theory in the Age of Nationalism [Abstract]
| Sanjay Seth | 12/03/1993
Seth suggests that the transformation of the international system from a system of states to a system of nation-states has had profound consequences for international relations, consequences not fully grasped in international relations theory.
- Choices More Ethical Than Legal: The International Committee of the Red Cross and Human Rights [Abstract]
| David P. Forsythe | 12/03/1993
ICRC has coordinated relief for victims who are ignored by the world, in more places than all the UN agencies combined. When law is silent, as often during war time it is, human rights policies must be built on ethical choice.
- The Recovery of Liberalism: Moral Man and Immoral Society Sixty Years Later [Abstract]
| David Little | 12/03/1993
In this analysis of Reinhold Niebuhr's 1932 classic Moral Man, Little reviews some of the book's fundamental conclusions. He observes that, when moral language is used in international politics without self-criticism, it diverts attention from the real motives of the statesmen who use it.
- Sanctions as Punishment, Enforcement, and Prelude to Further Action [Abstract]
| Patrick Clawson | 12/03/1993
This article looks at some major goals that have been set for sanctions and evaluates how effective sanctions have been at reaching those goals. It also examines the costs of sanctions, i.e., the impact on civilians and on international support for sanctions.
- Is There an Islamic Ethic of Humanitarian Intervention? [Abstract]
| Sohail H. Hashmi | 12/03/1993
In the aftermath of the Cold War, Hashmi proposes this as a long overdue moment for reassessing the UN chapter on intervention, reappraising the value of human rights and justice, and most important, including Islamic thought into the new system.
- Ethics, Integration, and Disintegration: A Russian Perspective [Abstract]
| Vladimir Benevolenski, Andrei Kortunov | 12/03/1993
Benevolenski and Kortunov discuss the array of moral, ethnic, and nationalistic questions emerging after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. They suggest that the cause for the collapse was not poor economic performance, but a moral bankruptcy the people could no longer endure.
- Behind Clio's Mask: Philosophic History and Its Uses [Abstract]
| Ralph Buultjens | 12/03/1993
Buultjens examines the utility of history as a paradigm on which to build a prognosis of the future.
- Boycott, Crime, and Sin: Ethical and Talmudic Responses to Injustice Abroad [Abstract]
| Noam J. Zohar | 12/03/1993
Zohar applies Talmudic views on communal sin to contemporary political discourse by posing the question "Are we our brothers' keepers?" The essay addresses international responsibility to protect victims of oppression worldwide.
- International Environmental Law After Rio: The Continuing Search for Equity [Abstract]
| Allen L. Springer | 12/03/1993
Springer focuses on the nature and challenges of "leadership" in contemporary environmental diplomacy since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- An Innocent Abroad? John Dewey and International Politics [Abstract]
| Robert B. Westbrook | 12/03/1993
Using Dewey's critics' own arguments that purport to show Dewey intentionally, or naively, disregarded the role of power in the relations of communities, Westbrook brings examples to reinforce the contrary view.