CURRENT ISSUE

Fall 2018 (Issue 32.3)

| September 2018

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Fall 2018 issue of the journal! The centerpiece of this issue is a roundtable guest edited by James Pattison on the ethics of overlooked alternatives to war, with contributions from Alex J. Bellamy, Corneliu Bjola, Cécile Fabre, Michael L. Gross, and James Pattison. Additionally, the issue contains an essay by Ian Hurd on the empire of international legalism; a feature by Alejandra Mancilla evaluating the moral standing of territorial claims in Antarctica; a review essay by George DeMartino on sensible globalization in an illiberal era; and book reviews by Eleanor Gordon, Marcus Carlsen Häggrot, Shadi Mokhtari, and Serena Parekh.

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ROUNDTABLE: Alternatives to War

Introduction: Alternatives to War

| September 2018

Some of the most controversial foreign policy issues in the first years of the Trump administration have involved alternatives to war. This roundtable seeks to improve our understanding of the ethics of some of these alternatives.

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Covert Positive Incentives as an Alternative to War

| September 2018

In this essay, James Pattison argues that covert positive incentives are preferable to both overt incentives and covert force.

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The Ethics of Countering Digital Propaganda

| September 2018

Corneliu Bjola argues in this essay that the concept of moral authority offers an original framework for responding to digital disinformation campaigns.

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Backfire: The Dark Side of Nonviolent Resistance

| September 2018

In this essay, Michael L. Gross examines the ethics of provoking backfire in the context of nonviolent resistance.

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Ending Atrocity Crimes: The False Promise of Fatalism

| September 2018

Some commentators suggest that the best way to minimize harm in atrocity situations is to let the state win as quickly as possible. Could this be a viable alternative to other options, including military intervention? This essay suggests not.

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BOOK REVIEWS (Full text)

Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition, by Aisling Swaine

| September 2018

The overarching aim of Aisling Swaine’s recent book is to empirically and theoretically expand our understanding of conflict-related violence against women. The breadth and depth of her analysis, combined with her extensive experiential knowledge gained as a practitioner, sets this book apart.

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Toward a Cosmopolitan Ethics of Mobility: The Migrant’s-Eye View of the World, by Alex Sager

| September 2018

In this book, Alex Sager challenges the “methodological nationalism” that dominates debates in migration ethics and offers a new way to think normatively about mobility and borders.

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Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century, by Kathryn Sikkink

| September 2018

Kathryn Sikkink’s recent book introduces a set of new ideas and approaches for assessing human rights’ effectiveness that, like her past groundbreaking work, will likely be debated, developed, and critiqued for years to come.

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Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World, by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier

| September 2018

This book helps us to adopt a much broader perspective on the current refugee crisis and what it might take to adequately address it. It is a clearly written analysis of how we got to where we are, what the current situation is, and where we ought to go from here.

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