Most Popular Articles from the Archives...
Past issues (except those from the most recent three years), including these most popular articles, are made available by the SMU Underwood Law Library in partnership with the ABA.
Impact of Terrorism on Globalization and Vice-Versa (Volume 36, 2002)
By John F. Murphy – The title of this article sets forth its basic theme: terrorism and globalization are locked in a symbiotic relationship. Globalization has contributed greatly to the increased threat that terrorism now poses, and part of this threat is the negative impact that terrorism may have on globalization. On the other hand, globalization, if developed along sensible, policy serving lines, may lead the way to more effective steps towards combating terrorism. [...]
The Principle of Self-Determination in International Law (Volume 5, 1971)
By Zubeida Mustafa – The principle of self-determination has widely been invoked in recent years, especially by spokesmen of countries which have, until lately, been under foreign domination. Broadly speaking, this principle has two connotations-the internal and the external. The internal aspect implies the right of the people of a state already recognized by international law to determine their own form of government. The external aspect concerns itself with the right of a people to determine their nationality and statehood. This paper is devoted exclusively to the study of self-determination in the latter context. Is self-determination a legal right backed by legal obligations? Its moral basis has been recognized widely, but its validity in international law is still disputed. [...]
Corporate Social Responsibility in India: An Overview (Volume 43, 2009)
By Seema G. Sharma – The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has gained increased significance in recent years. The growing focus on CSR has changed the attitude of businesses all over the world, and India is not an exception. The concept of CSR is not new to India; historically speaking, social responsibility of companies is a well-established phenomenon in India, and the country has one of the world's richest traditions of CSR. In its oldest forms, CSR in India included the concept of corporate philanthropy and the Gandhian Trusteeship model. But the liberalization of the Indian economy in the 1990s led to a fundamental shift from the philanthropy-based model to a multistakeholder approach whereby companies are deemed responsible for all stakeholders, including financial stakeholders, employees and the community. [...]