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A Call for a Global Constitutional Convention Focused on Future Generations

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

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

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

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

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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Drones, Risk, and Perpetual Force

| September 4, 2014

How should we conceptualize the use of missile-equipped uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) in the U.S. “war on terror”? If violence of this kind is to be effectively restrained it is necessary first to establish an understanding of its nature.

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

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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<i>The Vulnerable in International Society</i> by Ian Clark

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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