The Influence of Target States’ Degree of Globalization on the Outcome of Economic Sanctions, 1992-2005

In contemporary international society where the use of force is largely restricted, economic sanctions are an important policy tool when states deal with conflicts between themselves and other states. Among those states with high levels of interdependence, at least one or both sides will have sanctioning leverage due to lower sensitivity and vulnerability. In addition, recent developments in globalization have further enhanced the interdependence between nations. Subsequently, what influence will globalization have on economic sanctions?

Frontier Democracy: A Thinking of Deconstruction

  The flows of economic globalization highlight the tensions among
marketing logic, sovereignty, and human rights. What this comes to reveal
is the fact that a fully enclosed border becomes impractical, that is, the
functionality of the sovereign state in terms of controlling the border
has met its predicament. Under globalization, how will the new global
political community maintain its core values such as freedom, human
rights, democracy and justice, as the notion of sovereignty is no longer

Human Rights, State Sovereignty and Solidarist Theories of Humanitarian Intervention

Regional conflicts, civil wars and ethnic antagonisms in the 1990s induced many instances of humanitarian crises. Massacres and ethnic cleansings seriously violated human rights and brought about reproachable humanitarian miseries and losses of thousands of lives. The legitimacy of humanitarian intervention has attracted much attention among international theorists, lawyers and philosophers. This paper examines the strengths and limits of solidarist arguments with reference to moral and legal rights/duties.

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