- Can We Think Systematically About Ethics and Statecraft? [Abstract]
| David A. Welch | 12/03/1994
Welch's essay addresses the complicated issue of whether to hold leaders accountable for their ethical decisions and conduct. Are there minimal standards for ethical behavior?
- The League of Nations Experiment in International Protection [Abstract]
| Dorothy V. Jones | 12/03/1994
Despite its short life and the nonexistence of either troops or strong authority, the League of Nations did manage to generate positive developments in the establishment of international protection.
- Can Foreign Aid Be Used to Promote Good Government in Developing Countries? [Abstract]
| Mick Moore, Mark Robinson | 12/03/1994
Since 1990, the allocation of foreign development aid has come to be shaped by donors' concerns about promoting "good government" in developing countries. Yet the aid donors adopt a wide variety of implicit and actual definitions of "good government."
- Millennium Approaches: Previewing the Twenty-first Century [Abstract]
| Linda B. Miller | 12/03/1994
Miller places in context three important new books that purport to show the shape of world politics in the coming decade(s). She highlights what they do or (more often) do not tell us about the realm of moral choice at the end of the century.
- UN Responses in the Former Yugoslavia: Moral and Operational Choices [Abstract]
| Thomas G. Weiss | 12/03/1994
Weiss examines the moral choices that accompanied the military, humanitarian, and diplomatic dilemmas of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and offers prescriptions for reconciling moral imperatives with political and operational constraints.
- The Collective Enforcement of International Norms Through Economic Sanctions [Abstract]
| Lori Fisler Damrosch | 12/03/1994
The UN Security Council adopted sanctions as a means of addressing unrest in Haiti, Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, and Somalia. Damrosch examines this shift from unilateral to collective enforcement and assesses the moral legitimacy and conclusive results of this policy.
- Post-Cold War Reflections on the Study of International Human Rights [Abstract]
| Jack Donnelly | 12/03/1994
Donnelly's essay reconstructs the scholarly discourse on human rights that began with the initial mid-1970s "innovative and controversial" approach of linking human rights to foreign policy.
- Political Leadership and the Problem of "Dirty Hands" [Abstract]
| Stephen A. Garrett | 12/03/1994
Garrett assesses the morality of leaders' political choices. Does the nature of leadership force us to tolerate or even accept marginally moral acts? Do acts considered unethical in one's private life become ethical when performed by a public servant for the good of the public?
- Kant, the Republican Peace, and Moral Guidance in International Law [Abstract]
| Cecelia Lynch | 12/03/1994
Lynch addresses the return to Immanuel Kant—a "prophet of progressive international reform"—and examines the relationship between the Kantian system of ethics and the development of international law in the post-Cold War era.
- Minority Rights After Helsinki [Abstract]
| William Korey | 12/03/1994
Korey addresses the increased social dislocation of minority groups that accompanied freedom in post-totalitarian Europe. He argues that glasnost and the revolutions of 1989 legitimized new brands of nationalism that included threads of anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia.
- The History of the Future of International Relations [Abstract]
| Donald J. Puchala | 12/03/1994
Citing Kenneth Thompson, Puchala warns that American international relations students have mistakenly emphasized the study of interstate relations at the expense of studying intercultural relations.