Cody article from the week 4 reading was

Cody L Jones.

IRLS210 D007 FALL 17: International Relations

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1.     
Explain what Zewei’s article from
the week 4 reading was all about. Be sure to identify the thesis and
conclusions.

 

Zewei’s Article
“Western International Law and China’s Confucianism in the 19th Century.
Collision and Integration” was written on the way Confucian’s saw the ideologies
and concepts though China’s Empire and the blending and integration of international
law. The Chinese faced difficult times regulating and getting involved into international
relationships due to the Opium Wars, this would make dealing with Europe and
other international states seem as if they where unable. With the war on Opium
and the international outlook that china now had made them vied as incompetent dealers
of international trade, with china allowing Europe exporting of drugs into
china the downward spiral of the country would start shortly after (Zewei
285-306) with laws crushing china as well as the economy declining china and their
government would need to buckle down and follow Britain’s international laws
even at the cost of endorsements.  

 

2.     
What are the main
ideas in Steinberg’s article?

The main ideas for Steinberg’s
article is the influences in the political world which often came by the hands
of the NGO which had a significant impact on the responsibility of the organization
which over all was to ensure that everyone is treated equally and fairly as
well as  including human moralities this including
their political views, and rights as humans. NGOs work primarily on behalf of
the people for the people and is not politically driven  in a particular way, they also focus on
gaining the sources of funding (Steinberg 24-54).

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?

Based on
the Cragg, Arnold, and Muchlinski article, the primamry issue was address in the
1990’s. It was not until later 20th century that people believed that
and thought, that the government was indebted to maximize human wellbeing and
welfare as well as to ensure that rights were being respected by everyone (Ruggie
2006 and 2007). People looked towards the government for protection, care, and
wellbeing especially when it comes to their rights many of which assumed where
protected.  This issue was brought to attention
by all the attention and information given to international globalization and
the development of Multinational Corporations. Research and inquiries were brought
out about the willingness and capabilities of national governments to fulfill the
basic human rights of humans and their roles and responsibilities to its
people.

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