The resource curse is a complex problem that affects a great many. It has rightly occupied an important place in debates about global justice. Many proposed solutions look to creating economic incentives and making international trade conditional upon governance reform. We should add to this list the need for constitutional change, too.
This issue features an essay by Shefa Siegel on the missing ethics of mining; a Carnegie Council Centennial special section on "Just War and Its Critics," with contributions by James Turner Johnson, Cian O'Driscoll, John Kelsay, and Daniel Brunstetter and Megan Braun; and book reviews by Charli Carpenter and Deen K. Chatterjee. ...
A special EIA interview between Shefa Siegel, author of “The Missing Ethics of Mining,” and John Tessitore, editor of the journal.
The Image before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian by Helen Kinsella
This book traces the concept of the civilian from medieval times through the colonial era and up to its eventual codification only a few decades ago.
Poverty and Morality: Religious and Secular Perspectives, Edited by William A. Galston and Peter H. Hoffenberg
Covering the six major religious traditions and such secular perspectives as classical liberalism, contemporary liberal egalitarianism, Marxism, and feminism, this book offers a valuable collection of articles for understanding the normative dimensions of poverty.
As we approach our second century, the Carnegie Council will remain the home for energetic, rigorous, and creative thinking on the ethics of war. In these pages, we rededicate ourselves to the proposition that the “just war” tradition is an inheritance that requires and rewards constant engagement.
BY CIAN O’DRISCOLL What does it mean to think ethically about the use of force? This beguilingly simple question is difficult to address.
BY SHEFA SIEGEL There are many mining industries, and each has its own culture, directives, structure, purpose, and pathologies.
BY ORAN R. YOUNG What sorts of harms arising from changes in the Arctic are actionable, and who should take the actions required to respond to them?