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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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<i>Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World</i> by Philip Pettit

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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The Dawning of an Earth Ethic

The Dawning of an Earth Ethic

| September 4, 2014

SCOTT RUSSELL SANDERS

So far we have failed to act on the scale or with the urgency required to avert the unfolding disaster of climate change. Why are we failing? What keeps us from caring for the atmosphere as a shared, finite, and fragile envelope for life?

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Western Pessimism, Asian Optimism: Three Perspectives on Global Governance

Western Pessimism, Asian Optimism: Three Perspectives on Global Governance

| September 4, 2014

SIR RICHARD JOLLY

Each of these books underlines the predicaments and challenges of global governance today. Stronger initiatives are urgently needed to provide the opportunities for more positive national action.

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Who Are Atrocity’s “Real” Perpetrators, Who Its “True” Victims and Beneficiaries?

Who Are Atrocity’s “Real” Perpetrators, Who Its “True” Victims and Beneficiaries?

| September 4, 2014

MARK OSIEL

Modern law’s response to mass atrocities vacillates equivocally in how it understands the dramatis personae to these expansive tragedies, at once extraordinary and ubiquitous.

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Ethical Enhancement in an Age of Climate Change

Ethical Enhancement in an Age of Climate Change

| September 4, 2014

PAUL WAPNER

The world is dashing toward greater and more devastating climate intensification. Nonetheless, opportunities for moral action abound. Embracing these opportunities may well come to define what it means to be fully human in an age of climate change.

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Fall 2014 (Issue 28.3)

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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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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