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Cover of EIA Issue 33.1

Spring 2019 (Issue 33.1)

| March 2019

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Spring 2019 issue of the journal! This issue features a roundtable organized by Rafael Biermann examining how states and other actors balance legal norms, moral values, and national interests in various policy areas. The collection contains contributions from Rafael Biermann, Nigel Biggar, Megan Bradley, Gareth Evans, Stefan Oeter, and Hugo Slim. The issue also contains an essay by Sean Kanuck on being human in an age of artificial intelligence; a response by Edward C. Luck to Bolarinwa Adediran’s article on UN Security Council codes of conduct (EIA 32.4); a review essay by Christian Schemmel taking a philosophical look at inequalities; and book reviews by Mark Drumbl, Elizabeth Finneron-Burns, and Hyeran Jo.

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ROUNDTABLE

Introduction: Balancing Legal Norms, Moral Values, and National Interests

| March 2019

How do states reconcile national interests with legal norms and moral values? One answer lies in the concept of good international citizenship.

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A Christian View of Humanitarian Intervention

| March 2019

Even when humanitarian intervention violates the letter of international law, and even when it is motivated by self-interest, it may still be morally justified.

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Unresolved and Unresolvable? Tensions in the Refugee Regime

| March 2019

Advancing durable solutions does not necessarily mean overcoming the inherent tensions in the refugee regime between law, morality, and national interests.

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Conflicting Norms, Values, and Interests: A Perspective from Legal Academia

| March 2019

This essay argues that norms, values, and interests do not inhabit different universes, but are interrelated concepts.

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Humanitarian Diplomacy: The ICRC’s Neutral and Impartial Advocacy in Armed Conflicts

| March 2019

This essay argues that there is an important place for the ICRC’s style of “quiet” diplomacy alongside other “loud” forms of advocacy.

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BOOK REVIEWS

Crime and Global Justice: The Dynamics of International Punishment, by Daniele Archibugi and Alice Pease

| March 2019

In this book, Archibugi and Pease survey familiar territory, but they distinguish their contribution by using case studies to tell their story, focusing on the indictments, trials, and convictions of well-known heads of state.

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Should We Control World Population? by Diana Coole

This book provides an antidote to the commonly held assumption that procreation is beyond the legitimate scope of governmental influence.

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Wars of Law: Unintended Consequences in the Regulation of Armed Conflict, by Tanisha Fazal

| March 2019

This book convincingly shows that efforts to regulate and govern the conduct of war have bred counteracting reactions by warring parties.

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