Zewei, Yang. “Western International Law and China’s
Confucianism in the 19th Century. Collision and Integration.” Journal of
the History of International Law/Revue d’histoire du droit international 13.2
Steinberg, Gerald M. “The politics of NGOs, human rights
and the Arab-Israel conflict.” Israel Studies 16.2 (2011)
Cragg, Wesley, Denis G. Arnold, and Peter Muchlinski.
“Guest Editors’ Introduction: Human Rights and Business.” Business
Ethics Quarterly 22.01 (2012)
According the the article from week 6 lesson business and human rights became
an international topic in 1980. The article also states however that until 1990
business and human rights was not being pressured, it was not until then it began
getting wide spread attention. International
trade was influenced primarily by governments in which harbored more of an authoritarian
styled predominantly using slavery as a means of cheap labor. Forcing other styled
governments to that did not practice the same style to fall short and unable to
compete on a leveled playing field when it came to trading.
3. Based on the Cragg,
Arnold, and Muchlinski article from week 6, when and why did “business and
human rights” become an international topic? What explains the delay?
The main ideas of Steinberg’s article
are NGOs have political influence leaving an impact on individuals moral and
the responsibilities NGOs have in insuring equal treatment in aspects political
rights as they need to be enforced. NGOs focus on the needs of the people for
the most part. More importantly Steinberg considers the NGOs role in Israel’s political
conflict Israeli foreign policy and security. Steinberg argues NGOs embodies ideologies
of their funders, leaders, as well as contributors in Arab and Israeli conflict.
2. What are the main
ideas in Steinberg’s article?
In week 4 we looked at Zewei’s
article the article in a nut shell is about the collision and mixing of china’s
Confucianism and the western international law aiding china’s advancement
towards modernization. This article took a deep perspective consider the
attempts china took to begin to appreciate modern International Relations as
well as international laws. The Zewei article consisted of four major sections.
One section discussed the integration of Confucianism of Chinese citizens and
modern international laws. Another section of this article implemented a
detailed description of Chinese tradition regarding Confucian and modern
international law in conjunction with world order. The first section of Zewei’s
article shed light on china’s Confucian world order balanced based on the
Celestial Chinese empire. And lastly but none less important as the others the
article voiced perspective of the impacts of combining the western modern
international law and Confucianism directly affecting china’s modernization.
1. Explain what Zewei’s
article from the week 4 reading was all about. Be sure to identify the thesis