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Summer 2019 (Issue 33.2)

| June 2019

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Summer 2019 issue of the journal! The highlight of this issue is a roundtable on “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Global Affairs,” with contributions from Heather M. Roff, Steven Livingston and Mathias Risse, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Amandeep Singh Gill, Sara E. Davies, and Patrick Lin and Fritz Allhoff. The contributions consider how artificial intelligence will affect human rights, economic development, international security, global health, and the Arctic frontier in the coming decades. The issue also contains an essay by Kimberly Hutchings on decolonizing global ethics, a peer reviewed feature by Sarah-Vaughan Brakman scrutinizing the ethical underpinnings of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, a review essay by Inderjeet Parmar on diversity and hierarchy in international politics, and book reviews by Megan Blomfield, Ross Mittiga, Tom Pegram, and Clare Wenham.

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Book Reviews

The Global Climate Regime and Transitional Justice, by Sonja Klinsky and Jasmina Brankovic

| June 2019

In this book, Sonja Klinsky and Jasmina Brankovic have joined forces to provide a systematic exploration of how ideas from transitional justice could inform the global climate regime.

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Trade Justice, by James Christensen

| June 2019

In this book, James Christensen probes a wide array of issues related to international trade, many of which have been overlooked by political theorists, asking where justice and injustice lie in this non-ideal landscape

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A Theory of Global Governance: Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation, by Michael Zürn

| June 2019

In this book, Zürn’s ambition is to demonstrate that a global-politics paradigm is now increasingly well established. Along the way, he mounts a spirited defense of the analytical value of global governance against its critics.

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Global Health Governance in International Society, by Jeremy Youde

| June 2019

In this book, Jeremy Youde applies one of the grande dames of IR theory—the English School—to the setting of global health. The result is new insights for both English School theory and global health practice.

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The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading

| August 2019

In an earlier posting, I discussed some of the ethical frameworks for assessing the trade war with China, themes that were expanded upon in a podcast for the Carnegie Council. Commentators responding to those points have wanted to explore in greater depth the ethical considerations of large-scale trade and economic interdependence with an illiberal state. […]

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Beyond Trump

| August 2019

One of the reasons for the U.S. Global Engagement project’s continued emphasis on understanding the roots of “narrative collapse” in terms of American voters supporting an expansive vision of the U.S. role in the world is our sense that this is a phenomenon that extends beyond the figure and person of President Donald Trump. Our […]

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Ethical Considerations in a Trade War with China

| August 2019

Are there ethical considerations that need to be factored in as part of assessing the merits of a “trade war” with the People’s Republic of China? There are three broad ethical frameworks that are in conflict which make answering this question difficult. The ethics of a trade war depend, in large part, upon which set […]

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