Renewed ethnic and nationalist strife, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, rogue states that disregard elementary norms of international conduct, brutal regimes that torture their own citizens, the widespread use of terrorism, and other trends demonstrate the dangerous and unpredictable nature of international politics in the Post-Cold War Era. The prominent contributors to this edition reassess these problems from a moral-philosophical perspective in an effort to move beyond familiar ways of thinking. These insightful essays draw on a long and rich tradition of Christian political reflection to cast a moral light on international politics and to enrich public discourse on these pressing matters. Sovereignty at the Crossroads? is important reading for everyone concerned about the political stability, economic development, and ecological integrity of the post-cold war world. Sponsored by the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship.
Luis E. Lugo is professor of political science at Calvin College and associate director of the Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C. He is also the editor of Religion, Public Life, and the American Polity.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction: State Sovereignty and International Morality in the Post-Cold War Era Part 3 Contexts Chapter 4 The State, Transnational Relations, and Justice: A Critical Assessment of Competing Paradigms of World Order Chapter 5 The Ambiguities of the Search for International Justice: A Response to Justin Cooper Chapter 6 On the Cusp of Sovereignty: Lessons from the Sixteenth Century Chapter 7 Natural Law Before and After Sovereignty: A Response to Daniel Philpott Chapter 8 Kantian Ethics, International Politics, and the Enlargment of the Foedus Pacificum Chapter 9 Moral Rationality and Particularity: A Response to John Hare Part 10 Cases Chapter 11 Identity, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination Chapter 12 Nationalism, An Initially Non-Liberal Assessment: A Response to Jean Bethke Elshtain Chapter 13 Humanitarian Intervention, Christian Ethical Reasoning, and the Just-War Idea Chapter 14 Crusading for Humanity? A Response to James Turner Johnson Chapter 15 Universal Human Rights and the Role of the State Chapter 16 On the Importance of Natural Rights: A Response to Paul Marshall Part 17 Conclusion Chapter 18 Idealism Without Illusions: Christian Morality and International Politics in the Post-Cold War Era Chapter 19 Index