Author Archive: The Editors
Feminist theorizing of peace suggests a number of transformative observations. Feminist perspectives focus a critical lens on the meaning of peace, often making invisible violence visible; help to critically interrogate the role of the United States in furthering “peace” in the international arena; and make different theoretical and policy prescriptions than perspectives that omit gender from their analyses.
Today’s optimists stress the degree to which globalization appears much more firmly institutionalized than it was a hundred years ago, the rather striking success of global economic governance in responding to the financial crisis of 2007–2008, and the longer-term trend within international society to move away from major-power war. Pessimists are less sure.
This issue features an essay by Deen Chatterjee on human rights and the liberal conundrum; a Carnegie Council Centennial special roundtable on international peace, with contributions by David C. Hendrickson, Akira Iriye, Nigel Young, Laura Sjoberg, and Andrew Hurrell; a review essay on the Arab Spring by Nader Hashemi; book reviews by Daniel Deudney, Andrew G. Reiter, and Helen M. Kinsella, and more.
In my book, I set out not to praise humanity law but to understand the phenomenon that Koskenniemi admits is real—that is, the ascendancy of humanity-based discourse “in diplomacy and international institutions.”
BY NADER HASHEMI The demise of long-standing dictators has shaken the foundations of authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa.
A special EIA interview between Shefa Siegel, author of “The Missing Ethics of Mining,” and John Tessitore, editor of the journal.