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This issue features a policy brief by Michael W. Doyle and Joseph E. Stiglitz on eliminating extreme inequality worldwide; essays by Amartya Sen on Buddha as a political thinker and George R. Lucas, Jr. on secrecy, privacy, and Edward Snowden; a special centennial roundtable on the international rule of law, with contributions from Ian Hurd, David Dyzenhaus, Christian Reus-Smit, Rosa Brooks, and Ruti Teitel; a feature article by Toni Erskine on “Coalitions of the Willing and Responsibilities to Protect”; and book reviews.
The Ukrainian government was either led to believe or fooled itself into thinking that was was produced in Budapest in 1994 constituted guarantees about its security, and certainly publicized it as such.
Each time we celebrate a bold move of a company, we do so precisely because embedding human rights in business practice is just that: a bold move, and still far from the norm.
This book brings what seem like senseless acts of desperation into focus as strategically intelligible and culturally meaningful techniques of resistance.
Talk of “pluralism” has become ubiquitous in political theory, but it is often vague.
Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power by Mlada Bukovansky, Ian Clark, Robyn Eckersley, Richard Price, Christian Reus-Smit, and Nicholas Wheeler
Claims for “special responsibilities” are sometimes made to rally domestic support for some costly international action, or to exempt a great power from norms that weaker states are expected to follow.
In order to be morally justifiable, any strategy or policy involving the body politic must be one to which it would voluntarily assent when fully informed about it.
If the future of human rights is dependent on the capacity of the state to fulfill them, then one must focus on how the private sector interfaces with public values.
The demise of long-standing dictators has shaken the foundations of authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa.