Spring 2014 (Issue 28.1)

| March 21, 2014


This issue features a policy brief by Michael W. Doyle and Joseph E. Stiglitz on eliminating extreme inequality worldwide; essays by Amartya Sen on Buddha as a political thinker and George R. Lucas, Jr. on secrecy, privacy, and Edward Snowden; a special centennial roundtable on the international rule of law, with contributions from Ian Hurd, David Dyzenhaus, Christian Reus-Smit, Rosa Brooks, and Ruti Teitel; a feature article by Toni Erskine on “Coalitions of the Willing and Responsibilities to Protect”; and book reviews.

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Ukraine, The Great Powers, Budapest, and Astheneia

| April 10, 2014

The Ukrainian government was either led to believe or fooled itself into thinking that was was produced in Budapest in 1994 constituted guarantees about its security, and certainly publicized it as such.

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Preventing Corporate Human Rights Abuse: It’s Time for Government Action

| April 9, 2014

Each time we celebrate a bold move of a company, we do so precisely because embedding human rights in business practice is just that: a bold move, and still far from the norm.

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Assessing the Ethics of Secession: Crimea

| March 16, 2014

The vote in Crimea draws attention to the clash between adherence to proper, constitutional procedure and the right to self-determination.

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Political Self-Sacrifice: Agency, Body and Emotion in International Relations by K. M. Fierke

| March 15, 2014

This book brings what seem like senseless acts of desperation into focus as strategically intelligible and culturally meaningful techniques of resistance.

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Modern Pluralism: Anglo-American Debates Since 1880, Edited by Mark Bevir

| March 14, 2014

Talk of “pluralism” has become ubiquitous in political theory, but it is often vague.

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Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power by Mlada Bukovansky, Ian Clark, Robyn Eckersley, Richard Price, Christian Reus-Smit, and Nicholas Wheeler

| January 7, 2014

Claims for “special responsibilities” are sometimes made to rally domestic support for some costly international action, or to exempt a great power from norms that weaker states are expected to follow.

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Secrecy and Privacy in the Aftermath of Edward Snowden

| February 6, 2014

In order to be morally justifiable, any strategy or policy involving the body politic must be one to which it would voluntarily assent when fully informed about it.

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The Ethical Imperative of Curbing Corporate Tax Avoidance

| January 6, 2014

If the future of human rights is dependent on the capacity of the state to fulfill them, then one must focus on how the private sector interfaces with public values.

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The Touch of Midas: Money, Markets, and Morality

| January 6, 2014

Money, like God, injects infinity into human desires. To love it is to embark on a journey without end. Three new books testify to money’s enduring power to fascinate and horrify.

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The Arab Spring Two Years On: Reflections on Dignity, Democracy, and Devotion [Full Text]

| May 13, 2013

The demise of long-standing dictators has shaken the foundations of authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa.

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