CURRENT ISSUE

Winter 2018 (Issue 32.4)

| December 2018

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Winter 2018 issue of the journal! The centerpiece of this issue is a roundtable organized by Duncan B. Hollis and Tim Maurer on competing normative visions for cyberspace, with contributions from Ronald J. Deibert, Daniel J. Weitzner, Duncan B. Hollis and Jens David Ohlin, and Martha Finnemore. Additionally, the issue contains an essay by S. Ilgu Ozler taking stock of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the seventieth anniversary of its adoption; a feature by Bolarinwa Adediran assessing proposals to restrain the use of the veto at the UN Security Council; review essays by Anne Peters on international law and Micheline Ishay on human rights; and book reviews by Richard Beardsworth, Rory Cox, Christopher J. Finlay, Avery Kolers, and Michael Skerker.

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ROUNDTABLE

Introduction: Competing Visions for Cyberspace

This roundtable explores what the governance of cyberspace might look like if it were geared toward just one primary purpose, such as to advance human rights, to promote economic prosperity, or to facilitate war.

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Toward a Human-Centric Approach to Cybersecurity

| December 2018

This essay presents an approach to cybersecurity that is derived from the tradition of “human security.” This approach prioritizes the individual and views the Internet as part of the essential foundation for the modern exercise of human rights.

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Promoting Economic Prosperity in Cyberspace

| December 2018

This essay argues that the original policy foundations on which the Internet was built—including strong free speech protections, open technical standards, and privacy protection—are crucial for ensuring that it continues to be an engine for economic innovation, though some of these will require adjustment.

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What if Cyberspace Were for Fighting?

This essay explores the ethical and legal implications of prioritizing cyberspace as a warfighting domain. The authors envision a world where states take on a greater role in governance but remain constrained by international law as well as by the norms of sovereignty, nonintervention, and self-determination.

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Ethical Dilemmas in Cyberspace

| December 2018

This final roundtable essay steps back to highlight three broad issues that cut across the other contributions and raise ethical concerns about our activity online. These are the commodification of people, vast and growing inequalities, and the tension between human security and state security.

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BOOK REVIEWS (Full text)

Just Responsibility: A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice, by Brooke A. Ackerly

| December 2018

This book offers a clear argument for assuming political responsibility toward basic structures of injustice in the developing world.

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Return of the Barbarians: Confronting Non-State Actors from Ancient Rome to the Present, by Jakub J. Grygiel

| December 2018

In this book, Jakub J. Grygiel provocatively shows how strategic actors beyond nation-states are making resurgence.

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A Foreign Policy for the Left, by Michael Walzer

| December 2018

Michael Walzer’s new book brings together essays from the past sixteen years to offer pragmatic ethical guidance on matters of foreign policy.

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Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory, by Chris Armstrong

| December 2018

Chris Armstrong defends a straightforward and highly plausible thesis: that the benefits and burdens associated with natural resources should be distributed so as to reduce global inequality.

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Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence, by David Omand and Mark Phythian

| December 2018

Principled Spying offers an interesting, thorough, and accessible engagement of the ethical issues associated with intelligence gathering and covert operations.

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