Ethics & International Affairs

Ethics & International Affairs is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 2, October

Assigning Responsibilities to Institutional Moral Agents: The Case of States and Quasi-States
Who are moral actors in international relations? The prominence of issues such as environmental degradation, humanitarian intervention, and global inequality in the distribution of resources and wealth challenges the theorist of international relations...
Editor's Note
As we go to press with this inaugural Autumn issue of Ethics & International Affairs, the events of Tuesday, September 11, dominate our thoughts and those of our readers. We are unable to address these concerns in this issue of the journal, but...
International Obligation and Human Health: Evolving Policy Responses to HIV/AIDS
The world is in the early stages of what will be the greatest health crisis since the advent of modern medical technologies. Millions of people--particularly people in many of the world's poor countries--are infected with HIV. The vast majority of...
Moral Agency and International Society
Politicians, op-ed page contributors, and informed public opinion are, quite characteristically, content to posit the existence of an "international community"--albeit often not without misgivings. There is no generally agreed understanding as to what...
Place-Based Environmentalism and Global Warming: Conceptual Contradictions of American Environmentalism
Until recently, the history of environmentalism was primarily a history of attention to place. (1) In the United States, environmentalists have gotten rather good at protecting and managing particular places such as mountains, forests, and watersheds...
Prospects for Transnational Citizenship and Democracy
Nation-states are becoming increasingly integrated with one another. Increased integration has tended historically to be economic and commercial in nature, at least at first. But the case of the European Union suggests that once economies have become...
The Anti-Sweatshop Movement: Constructing Corporate Moral Agency in the Global Apparel Industry
Nike cuts off funds for 3 universities; schools claim firm is upset at their stance on labor practices --Washington Post, May 4, 2000 As biggest business, Wal-Mart propels changes elsewhere --New York Times, October 22, 2000 GAP meets in...
Why Inequality Matters: Some Economic Issues
Introduction High and growing inequality is the case not only in some industrialized countries, but in many of the world's developing countries and transitional, post-Communist economies. This essay is about why economic inequality matters in the...