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Fall 2014 (Issue 28.3)

| September 3, 2014

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.

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THE EIA BLOG

Mary Dudziak on Civil Liberties During WWI and Beyond

| September 4, 2014

For Dudziak, “Just as the nation is perpetually focused on security, we must also be perpetually focused on maintaining constitutional liberty.”

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Honesty about War?

| August 28, 2014

The UN Charter commits its members to refrain from the use or even the threat of the use of force in their relations with other states. But many wars have been fought since then.

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Are “Coalitions of the Willing” Moral Agents?

| August 19, 2014

We should agree with Erskine that group decision-making procedures are crucial to group agency, but need to be more permissive than she is about how “formal” these procedures need to be.

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BOOK REVIEWS

The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present by David Runciman

| September 4, 2014

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.

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The Vulnerable in International Society by Ian Clark

| September 4, 2014

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.

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Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World by Philip Pettit

| September 4, 2014

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.

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

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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A “Natural” Proposal for Addressing Climate Change

| September 4, 2014

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.

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ESSAYS

Greenland #56. Zaria Forman. Soft Pastel on Paper, 2013.

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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Africa Patrol. Stephen Whisler. Pastel on paper, 2013.

Drones and the Question of “The Human”

| June 12, 2014

In our headlong embrace of drone technology, we are forgetting to ask two basic questions: What is a drone? And what does it mean that the once obvious boundary separating human and machine intelligence is being diminished?

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The Contemporary Relevance of Buddha

| March 20, 2014

There is a basic humanity in the story of Buddha’s life that is easy to access and absorb in our own lives.

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