The Global Transformation: History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations by Barry Buzan and George Lawson
The Global Transformation: History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations, Barry Buzan and George Lawson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 421 pp., $29.99 paper, $98 cloth. This important and impressive book argues that international relations as we know it today was born in the nineteenth century. Buzan and Lawson argue that both the substance […]
After more than a decade of work, the accomplishments of the International Criminal Court are highly contested. In this article, the authors ask, what can and should we expect from international criminal courts? How can international trial and punishment constitute a suitable response to episodes of mass violence?
Ethical questions of fairness, responsibility, and burden-sharing have always been central to the international politics of climate change and efforts to construct an effective intergovernmental response to this problem.
Rajan Menon and Eugene Rumer try to make sense of the Ukraine crisis for a general audience. The book’s major contribution lies in its attempt to provide what the authors term a “first cut at explaining the context, causes, and consequences” of a crisis that is still very much underway.
The journal is proud to feature an exclusive audio interview between Thomas Weiss, the Presidential Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and co-author with Rorden Wilkinson of “Change and Continuity in Global Governance,” and John Tessitore, editor of Ethics & International Affairs. Weiss and Wilkinson’s article appears in the Winter 2014 issue of Ethics & International Affairs as part of a special roundtable on global governance.
The purpose of this roundtable is to continue to push outward the boundaries of what we understand as “global governance.”
Exercising its vast material power, China is rapidly becoming a top lender in the bilateral field, and it is asserting its alternative ideas on aid funding and development cooperation.