Global Ethics (students)

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Can Offers Ever Restrict Freedom?

Can Offers Ever Restrict Freedom?

When distinguishing between threats, offers and how a proposal restricts freedom, a successful account must involve both perlocutionary and illocutionary assessments.

The Shadows of Tiananmen: Chinese Foreign Policy and Human Rights

The Shadows of Tiananmen: Chinese Foreign Policy and Human Rights

Since Tiananmen Square 1989, China’s understanding of the significant yet contingent power of human rights discourse has guided much of its foreign policy on the subject.

Responsibility to Protect and its Neo-Imperialist Implications

Responsibility to Protect and its Neo-Imperialist Implications

Any form of humanitarian intervention will seek to impose a one-sided narrative of stability and security, which are, by default, culturally and regionally not uniform.

To What Extent Does International Law Reflect the Sovereign Will of States?

To What Extent Does International Law Reflect the Sovereign Will of States?

Although international law reflects the sovereign will of Western states to a large extent, it significantly fails to reflect the will of post-colonial nations.

Is Human Security Part of the International Security Agenda?

Is Human Security Part of the International Security Agenda?

Human security is falling short of the developmental, humanitarian impact that it had intended, despite being entrenched on the international security agenda.

Can Non-Violent Resistance Be an Effective Strategy for Challenging State Power?

Can Non-Violent Resistance Be an Effective Strategy for Challenging State Power?

Examining the Arab Uprisings in 2011, the effectiveness of non-violent resistance movements for challenging state power is evinced.

Are Military Interventions Inevitably Doomed to Backfire?

Are Military Interventions Inevitably Doomed to Backfire?

Military interventions are always liable to backfire and cause unintended harm to an intervening state on various grounds, such as ideological, political, and economic.

Transitional Justice in Cambodia–Too Little Too Late?

Transitional Justice in Cambodia–Too Little Too Late?

Understanding the events and interests that led up to the creation of the ECCC gives insight into the current government’s attempts to achieve legitimacy.

A C-17 Globemaster III from the 437th Air Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., air delivers pallets of water and food to Mirebalais, Haiti, Jan 21, 2010 to be distributed by the members of the United Nations.  Department of Defense assets have been deployed to assist in the Haiti relief effort  following a magnitude 7 earthquake that hit the city on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)

Continued Challenges in Rebuilding Haiti

Although NGOs have been criticised for their failure to address the issues facing Haiti in the aftermath of her earthquake, preexisting issues exacerbate the challenge.

The Impact of Human Rights Mobilization on Colombia’s Justice and Peace Law

The Impact of Human Rights Mobilization on Colombia’s Justice and Peace Law

Colombia’s controversial ‘Justice and Peace’ Law has unified human rights advocates on anti-amnesty attitudes while contributing to new disputes on accountability.

Forgetting Politics: The Impossibility of Humanitarian Intervention

Forgetting Politics: The Impossibility of Humanitarian Intervention

‘Humanitarian military intervention’ is critiqued as a de-politicizing discourse, with four proposals for re-politicization suggested.

Morgenthau’s Utilitarian Version of Realism

Morgenthau’s Utilitarian Version of Realism

Morgenthau’s realist doctrine is neither amoral nor bellicose because it is informed by a set of utilitarian ethics which aim to prevent major conflict via lesser evils.

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