How to distinguish altruism from spite (and why we should bother)Written by on October 8, 2013
Social behavior is often described as altruistic, spiteful, selfish, or mutually beneficial. These terms are appealing, but it has not always been clear how they are defined and what purpose they serve.
Improving global accountability: The ICC and nonviolent crimes against humanityWritten by on October 7, 2013
Scholars have proposed a number of different ways to improve global accountability, but none has adequately addressed how individuals who commit widespread or systematic nonviolent wrongs can be held to account.
Democratising Transitional Justice: Transitional Trade-offs and Constituting the DemosWritten by on October 2, 2013
Aloyo argues that transitional justice should be democratized so that victims and potential victims constitute the transitional justice demos. To realize this goal he proposes a method by which people can be enfranchised to make such choices.
The Rise of Non-State Actors in Global Governance: Opportunities and LimitationsWritten by on August 17, 2013
The success of non-state actors does not mean that intergovernmental organizations have no role — quite the contrary. The diversity of actors has created opportunities for new partnerships to form and older ones to be strengthened, but states and their intergovernmental organizations remain an essential component of future global governance.
The Human Cost of Maritime Piracy 2012Written by on June 1, 2013
Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), a project of the One Earth Future Foundation; the International Maritime Bureau (IMB); and the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) are pleased to present the Human Cost of Maritime Piracy, 2012. This is the third assessment of the impact of piracy on seafarers and their families.
Burden Sharing Multi-level Governance: A Study of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of SomaliaWritten by on May 26, 2013
The world confronts many threats with transnational dimensions that transcend the the capacity of states to address. While the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) can mitigate obstacles to international cooperation, such institutions at present are unable to fill governance gaps at the global level.
Business Participation in the Responsibility to ProtectWritten by on April 26, 2013
Past research on business engagement with human rights, peace, and security has identified specific reasons why national and transnational companies may be interested in participating, as well as how they have contributed to protecting human rights.
Governance, Democracy and Peace: How State Capacity and Regime Type Influence the Prospects for War and PeaceWritten by on April 26, 2013
This white paper offers a synthetic review of empirical evidence on the elements of state governance that affect interstate and intrastate armed conflict. In the first part of the paper we examine state capacity and institutional quality. We observe that peace is associated with security capacity and the ability of states to control and defend territory.