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This issue includes essays by Alexander Betts on the global refugee regime and Andrej Zwitter on big data and international affairs; a roundtable on global governance, featuring contributions by Thomas Weiss and Rorden Wilkinson, Craig Murphy, Catherine Weaver, Susan Park, and Roland Paris; a feature by James Pattison on the ethics of arming rebels; and review essays by Michael Garcia Bochenek on children’s rights and Deen Chatterjee on democracy in the global age.
Having encouraged rebels to continue to fight by providing weapons and financial support, do sponsors have the duty to ensure their side can actually win and take power?
The purpose of this roundtable is to continue to push outward the boundaries of what we understand as “global governance.”
Exercising its vast material power, China is rapidly becoming a top lender in the bilateral field, and it is asserting its alternative ideas on aid funding and development cooperation.
The voluntary consensus standard-setting system is a part of global governance most of us encounter frequently, but rarely notice. What are the drivers and consequences of changes in that system?
What motivates agents to change global governance arrangements? A look at governance of the environment provides answers.
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.
In this, the final contribution to our online symposium, Ratner responds to critics of his book.
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.
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.