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Summer 2015 (Issue 29.2)

| June 12, 2015

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This issue includes essays by Jim Sleeper on liberal education in illiberal societies and by Rahul Sagar on the ethics of surveillance and disclosure; features by Alex Bellamy on the Responsibility to Protect at ten, Eamon Aloyo on just war theory and the unnecessary category of last resort, and Graham Long on universality and the Millennium Development Goals; a review essay by Rowan Cruft on human rights law and moral rights; and book reviews by Jack Snyder, Michael Blake, and Dan Bodansky.

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FEATURES

The Responsibility to Protect Turns Ten

| June 12, 2015

The Responsibility to Protect has become an established international norm associated with positive changes to the way that international society responds to genocide and mass atrocities. With only a few exceptions, states accept that they have committed to RtoP and agree on the principle’s core elements.

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Just War Theory and the Last of Last Resort

| June 12, 2015

Last resort should be jettisoned from the just war tradition because adhering to it can require causing or allowing severe harms to a greater number of innocents than if an alternative, violent policy were enacted.

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The Idea of Universality in the Sustainable Development Goals

| June 12, 2015

Despite an apparent “emerging consensus that the post-2015 agenda should be universal,” there is less agreement over what universality means, and how this demand should be reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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BOOK REVIEWS

Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed—and What It Means for Our Future, by Dale Jamieson

| June 12, 2015

Jamieson is interested in the real rather than the ideal world. The result is a book that is uncommonly accessible to nonspecialists, and will resonate even among those working in the trenches of climate policy.

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Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama

| June 12, 2015

Where did strong, adaptable, accountable states come from, and why do some countries have them and others do not? Fukuyama discusses three main paths to statehood, of which only one is sustainable in the long run.

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The Ethics of Immigration by Joseph Carens

| June 12, 2015

The current ethical debate about the legitimacy of migration controls would not exist but for Joseph Carens’ writing. At last the book-length version of his arguments has been released, and it has justified its long gestation.

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THE EIA BLOG

EIA Fall Editorial Internship

| August 14, 2015

Ethics & International Affairs seeks a part-time intern for fall.

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The Risks of the “Shaming” Approach to Policy

| July 13, 2015

The Bosnian tragedy is a case where unwillingness to really get involved should have been the spur to finding a compromise.

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Upcoming Conferences of Interest Summer/Fall 2015

| June 25, 2015

These are some upcoming conferences the editors believe readers of the journal may be interested in attending.

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BOOK SYMPOSIUM: THE THIN JUSTICE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

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Response to Critics of The Thin Justice of International Law

| June 4, 2015

In this, the final contribution to our online symposium, Ratner responds to critics of his book.

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Reflections on The Thin Justice of International Law: Peace, Justice, and Secession

| June 3, 2015

I maintain contra Ratner that peace should not be characterized as a component (or, in his language, a pillar) of justice. This dispute over the relationship between peace and justice matters, I contend, even if it rarely leads to different prescriptions.

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The Role of Ideal Theory in Developing an Applied Ethics of International Law

| June 2, 2015

In his book, Steven Ratner impressively integrates the concerns and perspectives of international lawyers with a philosophically compelling normative analysis, demonstrating by example the importance of such an integrated assessment.

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