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Winter 2014 (Issue 28.4)

| December 12, 2014

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This issue includes an essay by Jacinta O’Hagan and Miwa Hirono on “cultures of humanitarianism” in East Asia; articles by Christopher Kutz on torture, American security policy, and norm death, and Ruben Reike on an international crimes approach to preventing mass atrocities; a book symposium on Mathias Risse’s On Global Justice, featuring contributions from Richard Arneson, Helena de Bres, Anna Stilz, and Risse; and a review essay by Nancy Birdsall on Thomas Piketty’s Capital.

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THE EIA BLOG

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An Introduction to the New Centennial Ebook from EIA

| December 3, 2014

This podcast introduces EIA’s new ebook on the most critical issues facing the world today. Ebook free for a limited time!

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Animals as Citizens: A Response to Will Kymlicka

Kymlicka believes that animals should be considered citizens. But the animal-human relationship seems fundamentally dissimilar to its human-human counterpart.

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Challenge from the East

| November 12, 2014

An alternative vision to global order—distinct from the assumptions put forward in Washington and Brussels—is acquiring coherence.

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Understanding “Cultures of Humanitarianism” in East Asia

| December 12, 2014

What are the implications of the emerging diversity in humanitarianism? By examining such traditions in East Asia, we can better understand variations in the idea across cultures.

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Who Are Atrocity’s “Real” Perpetrators, Who Its “True” Victims and Beneficiaries?

| September 4, 2014

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.

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Why Human Rights Are Called Human Rights

| June 12, 2014

No one can engage in commerce when deprived of liberty or autonomy. No one can create or imagine or love when consumed by fear. We need human rights to permit ourselves the possibility of being human.

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BOOK SYMPOSIUM: ON GLOBAL JUSTICE

On Collective Ownership of the Earth

| December 12, 2014

Once positive laws and conventions regulating property evolve, in what sense is the world still owned by humanity? If I own my house and my backyard does humanity own it too? Precisely what incidents of ownership might humanity retain?

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Against Relationalism in Global Justice Theory

| December 12, 2014

Much recent global justice theory consists of arguing for the idea that we owe more to fellow countrymen than to mere foreigners. Risse’s book is the most sophisticated elaboration and defense of these convictions concerning national partiality.

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Risse on Justice in Trade

| December 12, 2014

Risse tries to stake out a middle ground between those who fail to recognize the full normative significance of contemporary international relationships and those who ground highly demanding moral requirements in social structures that cannot bear the weight.

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Response to Arneson, de Bres, and Stilz

| December 12, 2014

The author discusses his attempt at constructing a multilayered theory of global justice, where many considerations must be brought into reflective equilibrium.

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ROUNDTABLE: THE FACTS, FICTIONS, AND FUTURE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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The Dawning of an Earth Ethic

| September 4, 2014

So far we have failed to act on the scale or with the urgency required to avert the unfolding disaster of climate change. Why are we failing? What keeps us from caring for the atmosphere as a shared, finite, and fragile envelope for life?

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Ethical Enhancement in an Age of Climate Change

| September 4, 2014

The world is dashing toward greater and more devastating climate intensification. Nonetheless, opportunities for moral action abound.

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A Call for a Global Constitutional Convention Focused on Future Generations

| September 4, 2014

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.

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Moral Collapse in a Warming World

| September 4, 2014

When it comes to climate change, moral corruption prevails not because the situation is inherently murky, but because confusion has been deliberately sown.

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Three Questions on Climate Change

| September 4, 2014

Climate change will have highly significant and largely negative effects on human societies into the foreseeable future, effects that are already generating ethical and policy dilemmas of unprecedented scope, scale, and complexity.

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The Changing Ethics of Climate Change

| September 4, 2014

Traditional framings of climate change action being about future generations or simply another dimension of the North-South divide in global geopolitics are not irrelevant today, but they
are no longer sufficient.

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