- Modernity and Minority Nationalism: Commentary on Thomas Franck [Abstract]
| Will Kymlicka | 12/04/1997
Kymlicka asserts that Franck overstates the dichotomy of so-called romantic tribal nationalism and traditional nationalism as seen in the United States and France, which Franck claims is liberal, inclusive, and based on political principles rather than blood lines.
- Reconstructing Rawls's "Law of Peoples" [Abstract
| Roger Paden | 12/04/1997
Paden finds Rawls's new theory inadequate in its response to communitarian criticisms advocating a different theory of good than that of liberal societies. Paden goes back to "A Theory of Justice" to state that all societies seek one good - the protection of their just institutions.
- Tribe, Nation, World: Self-Identification in the Evolving International System [Abstract]
| Thomas M. Franck | 12/04/1997
Appeals to nationalism based on a common sociocultural, geographic, and linguistic heritage are reactions against expansions of trade, information, and power - and anomie and xenophobia can be countered by giving substatal ethnicities, minorities and political parties a voice and a vote.
- Conversing with Straw Men While Ignoring Dictators: A Reply to Roger Ames [Abstract]
| Jack Donnelly | 12/04/1997
Donnelly asserts that Ames has misrepresented his arguments, creating a straw man from Ames's own preconceived notion of the Western liberal tradition while ignoring the substantive debates.
- Hans Morgenthau's Realism and American Foreign Policy [Abstract]
| Robert J. Myers | 12/04/1997
Analyzing Morgenthau's Politics Among Nations, Myers provides a point-by-point discussion of his theory, concluding that the relevance of realism will be seen particularly in the search for a new balance of power in the post-Cold War world.
- Continuing the Conversation on Chinese Human Rights [Abstract]
| Roger T. Ames | 12/04/1997
Discussing the history of universal human rights and Confucian values, Ames asserts that a growing dialogue between China and the United States would benefit China in terms of political and individual rights and the United States in terms of a greater sense of civic virtue.
- State Prerogatives, Civil Society, and Liberalization: The Paradoxes of the Late Twentieth Century in the Third World [Abstract]
| Mahmood Monshipouri | 12/04/1997
Monshipouri examines three paradoxes in the conflict between the legal-political global order and the growth of civil society in the international system: state-building vs. democratization; economic liberalization vs. political liberalization; and human rights vs. state sovereignty.
- The United States and the Genocide Convention: Leading Advocate and Leading Obstacle [Abstract]
| William Korey | 12/04/1997
Korey provides a description of the long struggle for ratification of the Genocide Convention, detailing decades of work by a committee of fifty-two nongovernmental organizations lobbying the Senate and the American Bar Association, the treaty's key opponent.