Week 1 (Aug. 22nd):
Samuel Huntington, The West Unique, Not Universal, Foreign Affairs (1996)
Editorial Comments: NATO’s Kosovo Intervention, 93 Am. J. Intl L. no. 4 (1999)
(located at www.asil.org/kosovo.htm)
Week 2 (Aug. 29th):
International Law and Ethics: Is there a subject?
John Rawls, LP, Introduction and Part I.
Charles Beitz, Political Theory, pp. 13-27, 35-67.
Samuel Huntington, Clash of Civilizations, Foreign Affairs (1993)
George F. Kennan, American Diplomacy 91-103 (1984)
Kenneth Waltz, Man, the State, and War 1-15, 159-86 (1959)
Week 3 (Sept. 5th)– No class
Week 4 (Sept. 12th)
The Idea of Human Rights
U.N. Declaration of Human Rights
(located at http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html)
International Covenant on Civil and Political rights
International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
(located at http://fletcher.tufts.edu/multi/texts/BH497.txt)
Breard v. Greene, 523 U.S. 371 (1998)
Michael Ignatieff, “Human Rights: The Midlife Crisis,” New York Review of Books (May 20, 1999), http://www.nybooks.com/nyrev/WWWarchdisplay.cgi?19990520058R.
Rulings in Bilbeisi, Hamdan, and Mubarak cases, Israeli High Court of Justice,
Thomas Nagel, “Public Rights and Private Space,” Phil. & Pub. Affairs (excerpts)
Rawls, LP, Part II
Daniel Bell, “East Asian Challenge to Human Rights,” Human Rights Quarterly, 18: 641-67 (1996)
Week 5 (Sept. 19th):
Rules of War
(located at http://fletcher.tufts.edu/multi/texts/BH238.txt
Nagel, “War and Massacre,” IE.
Rawls, LP, Part III, pp. 89-105.
Jonathan Tucker, From Arms Race to Abolition: The Evolving Norm Against Biological and Chemical Warfare, in The New Terror: Facing the Threat of Biological and Chemical Weapons 159-226 (1999)
Weeks 6 & 7 (Sept. 26th and Oct. 3rd):
Responsibility for War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity
Week 6: The legacy of Nuremberg, exercise
Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem. Penguin, New York, (1994 rev.ed.) chpts. 1 & 2, 14-epilogue.
Michael Marrus, Documents on Nuremberg
Week 7: After Nuremberg: trials and reconcilations
Martha Minow, Between Vengeance and Forgiveness, Beacon Press, Boston, chps. 1-5 (1999) (excerpts).
Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed
With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda, Picador, New York
15-43, 109-171, 256-320 (1999) (excerpts).
Tadic Judgment, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (May 7, 1997), http://www.un.org/icty/tadic/trialc2/jugement-e/tad-tj970507e.htm
Decision concerning extradition of Alfonso Pinochet, House of Lords (March 24, 1999), http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/ld199899/ldjudgmt/jd990324/pino1.htm.
Week 8 (Oct. 10th):
International Humanitarian Intervention
Michael Walzer, “The Rights of Political Communities,” and “Response to Critics,” IE.
David Luban, “Just War and Human Rights,” IE.
Tom Farer, An Inquiry into the Legitimacy of Humanitarian Intervention, in Law and Force in the New International Order 185-201 (Damrosch & Scheffer eds. 1991);
Vladimir Kartashkin, Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention, in id. at 202-11.
Theodor Meron, Commentary on Humanitarian Intervention, in id. at 212-214
Lori Damrosch, Commentary on Collective Military Intervention to Enforce Human Rights in id. at 215-23.
Week 9 (Oct. 17th):
Douglas Lackey, “Missiles and Morals,” IE.
Gregory Kavka, “Doubts about Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament,” IE.
Kenneth Waltz, Toward Nuclear Peace, in The Use of Force 684-712 (Art & Waltz eds. 1988)
Thomas C. Schelling, The Diplomacy of Violence, in id. at 3-24
Week 10 (Oct. 27th): No class (Flyback week)
Weeks 11 & 12 (Oct. 31st & Nov. 7th):
International Distributive Justice
Peter Singer, “Famine, Affluence, and Morality,” IE
Samuel Scheffler, “The Conflict between Justice and Responsibility,” in Global Justice, ed. Ian Shapiro and Lea Brilmayer, NYU Press, New York (1999), pp. 86-106.
Rawls, Theory of Justice, excerpts; LP, Part III, pp. 105-20.
Liam Murphy, “Comment on Scheffler,” in Global Justice, pp. 116-24.
Hillel Steiner, “Just Taxation and International Redistribution,” Global Justice, pp. 171-80.
Beitz, PT, Part 3.
Remember to vote!
Week 13 (Nov. 14th):
Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons, Oxford University Press, New York (1984), Ch. 16.
Henry Shue, “Subsistence emissions and Luxury Emissions,” Law and Policy, 5: 39-59 (1993).
Weiss, D’Amato, et al. Environmental Ethics, in International Environmental Law Anthology 182-89, 421-40
Week 14 (Nov. 21st):
Justice in International Develoment
Sen, DF, Chs. 2, 5, 6.
Joseph Stiglitz, “What I Learned at the World Economic Crisis,” The New Republic (April 17th, 2000), http://www.tnr.com/041700/stiglitz041700.html
Amy Chua, The Paradox of Free Market Democracy, 41 Harv. Intl. L.J. 287 (2000)
Viet Dinh, What’s the Law in Law and Development, 3 Greenbag 19 (1999).
Week 15 (Nov. 28th):
Political Self-determination and Secession
Allen Buchanan, “Toward a Theory of Secession,” Ethics 101: 322-342 (1991).
John Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government 25-54
Is there a role for the state?