When distinguishing between threats, offers and how a proposal restricts freedom, a successful account must involve both perlocutionary and illocutionary assessments.
Global Ethics (students)
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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.
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.
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.
Human security is falling short of the developmental, humanitarian impact that it had intended, despite being entrenched on the international security agenda.
Examining the Arab Uprisings in 2011, the effectiveness of non-violent resistance movements for challenging state power is evinced.
Military interventions are always liable to backfire and cause unintended harm to an intervening state on various grounds, such as ideological, political, and economic.
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.
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.
Colombia’s controversial ‘Justice and Peace’ Law has unified human rights advocates on anti-amnesty attitudes while contributing to new disputes on accountability.
‘Humanitarian military intervention’ is critiqued as a de-politicizing discourse, with four proposals for re-politicization suggested.
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.