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Winter 2020 (34.4)

| January 2021

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Winter 2020 issue of the journal! The highlight of this issue is a roundtable organized by Kai He, T. V. Paul, and Anders Wivel on international institutions and peaceful change. The roundtable contains contributions from David A. Lake; Anders Wivel and T. V. Paul; Kai He and Huiyun Feng; Toni Erskine; Trine Flockhart; and Mark Beeson. Additionally, the issue includes essays by Michael Doyle and Elie Peltz on worker visas as a complementary pathway for refugee resettlement and Ş. İlgü Özler on the United Nations and the COVID-19 pandemic. It also contains a review essay by Cian O’ Driscoll on international political theory and book reviews by Shirley Graham, Aaron McKeil, and Kelly Staples.

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Book Reviews

The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide

| January 2021

The book explores and clearly delineates how the first political order, that of the relationship between a husband and wife in the home, and how women are treated within this relationship, is reflected in the political order that has developed in that society and influences the degree of stability, wealth, and peacefulness of the nation-state.

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Political Theology of International Order

| January 2021

What does order in international affairs mean? Political Theology of International Order shows how predominant modern ideas of ordering power politics are contingent on medieval ideas of a higher ordering power.

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Undocumented Nationals: Between Statelessness and Citizenship

| January 2021

In Undocumented Nationals, Wendy Hunter sets out to call attention to the “grey zone” or “in-between status” of people who “cannot exercise full citizenship owing to evidentiary deficiencies.”

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Why Nationalism

| October 2020

Yael Tamir’s Why Nationalism is a very good, very timely, and very unfashionable book.

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Learning (Ethical) Lessons from the Greek Revolution

| March 2021

Paul Glastris has a must-read article in the Washington Monthly about the lessons we can learn from the U.S. reaction to the Greek War of Independence (March 25, 2021 marks the bicentennial of the Greek declaration of independence from the Ottoman Empire), for what it says about balancing different baskets of interests and values (self-determination, […]

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Black Lives Matter: Taking Stock of An International Moment

| March 2021

Black Lives Matter is more than a statement. It is even more than a movement. It is a moment of great consequence in our history as a nation. How we choose to address it will help to define us for a generation and will be remembered for decades to come.

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Grappling with Competing Ethical Demands: The New Biden Administration

| March 2021

Politico reporter (and friend of the Doorstep Podcast) Nahal Toosi recently asked about how we ought to be comparing and contrasting the current Biden administration’s foreign policies with those of its predecessor. To the extent that we want to see the current presidency as the “anti-Trump” administration, this can obscure points of continuity as well […]

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