This issue features an essay by Mark Osiel on identifying the perpetrators of atrocity crimes; a centennial roundtable on climate change featuring Stephen M. Gardiner, Scott Russell Sanders, Paul Wapner, Clive Hamilton, Clare Palmer, Daniel Mittler, and Thomas E. Lovejoy; a feature article by Christian Enemark on “Drones, Risk, and Perpetual Force”; a review essay by Sir Richard Jolly on global governance; and book reviews.
An overly literal application of just war concepts might eliminate many of the proposed and recently undertaken U.S. interventions; on the other hand, using them as the foundation for debate could help policy-makers overwhelmed in the face of calls to action.
For Dudziak, “Just as the nation is perpetually focused on security, we must also be perpetually focused on maintaining constitutional liberty.”
The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present by David Runciman
This book provides a clear and plausible articulation of democracy’s central dilemma, paired with a far less definite treatment of its implications for the conduct of public affairs, either in the past or today.
As Clark shows, order is much more than balancing, deterrence, diplomacy, peace, and war. How international society manages global problems should be of major concern to all of us.
An innovative and resonate work, this book explores new ground in Pettit’s ongoing attempt to articulate the importance of republicanism in the modern age.
The climate problem is usually misdiagnosed as a traditional
tragedy of the commons, but this obscures two deeper and distinctively ethical challenges. We must call for a global constitutional convention focused on future generations.
One of the fundamental challenges of climate change is that we contribute to it increment by increment, and experience it increment by increment after a considerable time lag.
Modern law’s response to mass atrocities vacillates equivocally in how it understands the dramatis personae to these expansive tragedies, at once extraordinary and ubiquitous.