TOP TEN 2007: The Most Downloaded Ethics & International Affairs Articles

May 5, 2008

Ethics & International Affairs Journal - Celebrating 20 Years

The publisher Wiley-Blackwell has just issued its 2007 report on the Council's quarterly journal, Ethics & International Affairs.  

The number of Ethics & International Affairs articles downloaded from the Blackwell Synergy site in 2007 showed an increase of 20% over 2006.

The following is a list of the top ten downloaded articles on the Blackwell Synergy site in 2007: 

1. Ecological Intervention: Prospects and Limits
Robyn Eckersley
This essay seeks to extend the already controversial debate about humanitarian intervention by exploring the morality, legality, and legitimacy of ecological intervention and its corollary, ecological defense. (Vol. 21.3 Fall 2007)

2.The Legitimacy of Global Governance Institutions
Allen Buchanan, Robert O. Keohane
The authors articulate a global public standard for the normative legitimacy of global governance institutions. This standard can provide the basis for principled criticism of global governance institutions and guide reform efforts in circumstances in which people disagree deeply about the demands of global justice and the role that global governance institutions should play in meeting them. (Vol. 20.4,  Winter 2006)

3. Responsibility to Protect or Trojan Horse? The Crisis in Darfur and Humanitarian Intervention after Iraq
Alex J. Bellamy
What does the world's engagement with the unfolding crisis in Darfur tell us about the impact of the Iraq war on the norm of humanitarian intervention? Is a global consensus about a "responsibility to protect"more or less likely? There are at least three potential answers to these questions. (Vol. 19.2, Summer 2005)

4. Immigration, Multiculturalism, and the Welfare State
Will Kymlicka, Keith Banting
This article gives a review of the welfare state and analyzes whether it is being undermined by the impact of increasing ethnic and racial diversity. (Vol. 20.3, Fall 2006)

5. Uganda's Civil War and the Politics of ICC Intervention
Adam Branch
The International Criminal Court's intervention into the ongoing civil war in northern Uganda evoked a chorus of confident predictions as to its capacity to bring peace and justice to the war-torn region. However, this optimism is unwarranted. (Vol. 21.2, Summer 2007)

6. Whither the Responsibility to Protect? Humanitarian Intervention and the 2005 World Summit
Alex J. Bellamy
This article examines how consensus was reached on the responsibility to protect, given continuing hostility to humanitarian intervention expressed by many (if not most) of the world’s states and whether the consensus will contribute to avoiding future Kosovos and Rwandas. (Vol. 20.2, Summer 2006)

7. World Poverty and Human Rights
Thomas Pogge
Despite a high and growing global average income, billions of human beings are still condemned to lifelong severe poverty, with all its attendant evils of low life expectancy, social exclusion, ill health, illiteracy, dependency, and effective enslavement. This problem is solvable, in spite of its magnitude. (Vol. 19.1, Spring 2005)

8. Just Cause for War
Jeff McMahan
A just cause for war is a type of wrong that may make those responsible for it morally liable to military attack as a means of preventing or rectifying it. This claim has implications that conflict with assumptions of the current theory of just war. (Vol. 19.3, Fall 2005)

9. Severe Poverty as a Violation of Negative Duties
Thomas Pogge
In this article, the last in the symposium on world poverty and human rights, Pogge replies to his critics Mathias Risse, Alan Patten, Rowan Cruft, Norbert Anwander, and Debra Satz. (Vol. 19.1, Spring 2005)

10. Humanitarian Intervention: An Overview of the Ethical Issues
Michael J. Smith
This essay analyzes the arguments justifying or opposing the notion of humanitarian intervention from realist and liberal perspectives and considers the difficulties of undertaking such interventions effectively and consistently. (Vol. 12, 1998)