Humanitarian Interventions & Failed States: Differing Perspectives
Krasners analysis of the failed or weak state problematic in international relations
revolves around the failure of weak states to govern effectively.
He also stresses
Foreign Aid in North-South Relations
The Genesis of Foreign Aid
Its origins date back to the colonial period.
The Marshall Plan was a form of foreign aid aimed at rebuilding Europe after the second
Key is what motivated the Marshall Plan. Was i
Climate Change and North-South Relations
This topic is presented last in this course not because it is the least important, but because
it may be the most important.
The environment is a necessary condition for international relations possibility;
African Security: Piracy in Somalia
Setting the context for Piracy
What are the roots of piracy in Somalia?
Many of the points Williams makes are evident in this case study.
State failure (1991), environmental stress (foreign overfishing in Somali waters,
Globalization and North-South
Escobar: Intra-Modern Discourse and Globalization
Modernity: temporal (time) spatial (space) origins: 17th-18th century northern Europe.
Reformation, enlightenment, French Revolution all key processes culminating in
Humanitarian Intervention and North-South Relations
Introduction: Humanitarian Intervention
The post-1945 state system is built upon a set of principles: sovereignty, non-intervention
and non-use of force.
Yet there are also laws prohibiting genocide and
Security in North-South Relations
Traditional vs Critical Security Studies
Before we begin to discuss security issues pertinent to North-South relations, we need to
clarify some conceptual issues particularly regarding the Williams article.
The purpose of this article is to illustrate the politics involved in the maintenance of the
US embargo and the hurdles facing anyone who wishes to end it.
He makes a number of interesting observations: despite Bush era hostili
US-Cuba relations provides an excellent case study for understanding many of the
problems we have studied during the past 2 months.
It draws out elements relevant to the genesis of the north and south, as well as
exemplifying some of the
Canadian Foreign Aid Policy
Recap: Problems with Aid
During the first 40 years of Canadian foreign aid a number of factors have been
considered salient in both its funding and distribution.
These factors have been summarized as: economic, political, moral