Global Ethics (students)

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The EU’s Responsibility to Protect Environmentally Displaced People

The EU’s Responsibility to Protect Environmentally Displaced People

It is relevant to investigate environmentally-induced migration, as the number of environmentally displaced people is expected to increase.

Why Has Postsecularism Become Important in the Study of Global Politics?

Why Has Postsecularism Become Important in the Study of Global Politics?

Postsecularism refers to a nascent set of approaches to global politics that grapple with legacies of secularisation narratives associated with the Westphalian state.

Thrice in a Century: The Canadian Military Involvement in Europe from 1951-1991

Thrice in a Century: The Canadian Military Involvement in Europe from 1951-1991

Canada’s military involvement in Europe from 1951-1991 was to protect its diplomatic image, contribute to international security, and protect its economic interests.

Are Migration Policies in Europe and America Creating More or Less 
Security?

Are Migration Policies in Europe and America Creating More or Less 
Security?

The EU and the US are increasingly portraying immigrant populations as threats to a nation’s security both in physical and figurative senses.

Classical Realism and Human Nature: An Alternative Reading

Classical Realism and Human Nature: An Alternative Reading

A historically complete genealogy of human nature would help clarify the diversity behind the realist trivialization of differences between the various conceptions.

Shared Stewardship: A Solomonic Solution to the South China Sea Conflict

Shared Stewardship: A Solomonic Solution to the South China Sea Conflict

The Biblical story of King Solomon and the two mothers can serve as a metaphorical tool to conceive a possible way out of the South China Sea impasse.

International Society in Theory and Practice

International Society in Theory and Practice

The humanitarian intervention taking place in Iraq/Syria is demonstrative of a cosmopolitan understanding of human rights and norms within the international community.

A Public Reason Defence of Same-Sex Marriage

A Public Reason Defence of Same-Sex Marriage

Accounts of gay marriage that appeal to nonpublic reasons (and therefore are of the perfectionist kind) should not be pursued.

Evaluation of Chabal and Daloz’s Africa Works, with Reference to Burkina Faso

Evaluation of Chabal and Daloz’s Africa Works, with Reference to Burkina Faso

Chabal and Daloz argue that neopatrimonialism is central to African politics, the political culture of Africa being inherently different to that of the Western states.

Sergio de Queiroz Duarte, Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, speaks at the opening of the exhibition "Against Nuclear Arms". The exhibition portrays the destruction caused by the A-bomb explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, as well as decades of nuclear arms testing in Kazakhstan.
10/Aug/2009. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras. www.un.org/av/photo/

On the Possibility of Nuclear Disarmament

While nuclear disarmament is a technical possibility, the deterrence logic behind such weapons makes their relinquishment a near impossibility.

Friendship and International Relations

Friendship and International Relations

Although states can construct meaningful bonds between each other, these are better conceptualised as partnerships, not friendships. State relations are not friendships.

CAPE TOWN/SOUTH AFRICA, 10JUN2009 - Kofi Anann, Secretary-General, United Nations (1997 - 2006); Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa, at the Opening Plenary on Africa and the New Global Economy held During the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 10, 2009

Copyright World Economic Forum www.weforum.org / Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.com

A Poststructuralist Perspective on R2P as a Response to Kofi Annan’s Question

Addressing Kofi Annan’s question in traditional Liberal terms is but one way, of many, to phrase the Responsibility to Protect debate.