Purchase on AmazonThis is an edited collection of case studies from The Pew Charitable Trust. The chapters were written by knowledgeable experts on different subject areas such as the U.S. invasion of Panama in 1989, the 1992 Vietnamese peace negotiations, the third United Nations Conference on the law of the sea, Nigeria’s problems with debt and the International Monetary Fund, expansion of the European Community and the resulting conflicts with the United States over GATT fair trade practices, and finally the very complex issues related to preserving the rain forest in Brazil and the “internationalization” of Amazonia. Chapter-length case studies on each of the latter topics are preceded by the editor’s introductory chapter, which introduces the reader to a framework for analyzing the issues of justice and ethics in each of the cases.


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“This is an innovative book ….a consistent presentation of the factual details of each case, discussion of the questions at regular intervals, and cross-references among the case-studies enhance their value.”

– Moorehead Wright, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

“These descriptive, chronological case studies are interesting and well written. The editor introduces each major part of the case study with subheadings and concludes each with helpful questions that invite the reader to ponder the facts of the case and the ethical and justice issues that arc related. Each chapter contains a helpful bibliography that will bc useful for those students wanting additional information on the case. The major strength of the book is found in the well-researched and clearly written cases.”

– Roger N. Pajari, Georgia Southern University