Global Ethics

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The Possibility of a Cosmopolitan World Order: An Optimistic View of History

The Possibility of a Cosmopolitan World Order: An Optimistic View of History

A cosmopolitan world order underpinned by democracy is both a possible and a necessary outcome for international relations.

Perpetuating the Single Reality – the Culture of Rwanda’s Genocide Memorials

Perpetuating the Single Reality – the Culture of Rwanda’s Genocide Memorials

Rwanda’s national genocide memorials have proved detrimental to their stated goal of memorialization, undermining the process for the Rwandan people.

Taming the ‘Wild West’: The Role of International Norms in Cyberspace

Taming the ‘Wild West’: The Role of International Norms in Cyberspace

An social constructivist analysis of emergent cyber-security norms illustrates the process of norm construction in the international security realm.

Gender and Violence: Feminist Theories, Deadly Economies and Damaging Discourse

Gender and Violence: Feminist Theories, Deadly Economies and Damaging Discourse

Violent hegemonic masculinity harms women and girls, men and boys, as well as transgender and gender queer groups. Feminist theories need to become more inclusive.

Do Contemporary Practices of Schooling Reinforce Colonial Relations of Power?

Do Contemporary Practices of Schooling Reinforce Colonial Relations of Power?

Contemporary practices of schooling reflect ethnocentrism as universal truth, reinforcing power relations that resulted from colonial rule by maintaining binaries.

Linking the Diffusion of Military Ideas to Human Rights Violations at EU Borders

Linking the Diffusion of Military Ideas to Human Rights Violations at EU Borders

The EU border agency Frontex shows how the diffusion of military technology and ideas can potentially lead to human rights violations.

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Silent Birangonas: Sexual Violence, Women’s Voices and Male Conflict Narratives

The experience of Bangladesh’s Birangona women show the influence of gendered narratives of war, culture and nationalism in conflict.

Determining a Successful Humanitarian Intervention

Determining a Successful Humanitarian Intervention

While national interest is not necessarily a requisite feature of a successful intervention, it is clear that when national interests are at stake, success is likely to occur.

Compliance with UN Watercourses Convention: Half Full or Half Empty?

Compliance with UN Watercourses Convention: Half Full or Half Empty?

How can the UN Watercourses Convention minimise the risks of inter-state conflict over water resources?

Human Rights and Democracy: An Incompatible or Complementary Relationship?

Human Rights and Democracy: An Incompatible or Complementary Relationship?

This essay traverses tensions between human rights and democracy stemming from their incompatible basic values, modes of application and types of politics they foster.

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War’s Silent Victim: The Environment

Modern conflicts have a high human cost but the environment is often the forgotten victim. Is international law equipped to protect the environment from war?

Bringing Power to Justice: Rawls Contra Marx and Foucault

Bringing Power to Justice: Rawls Contra Marx and Foucault

Power is brought to justice without violating Rawls’s assumptions, specifically Marxian and Foucauldian power, through Lukes’ three-dimensional framework.

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An Analysis of the Indian Further Education System Regarding Gender Inequality

Gender inequality in India’s further education system is investigated through the variables of transition rates, subjects chosen, literacy rates and early marriage.

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