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Summer 2020 (34.2)

| July 2020

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Summer 2020 issue of the journal! The highlight of this issue is a roundtable organized by Daniel R. Brunstetter on limited strikes and the associated ethical, legal, and strategic concerns. The collection contains contributions from Daniel R. Brunstetter, Wendy Pearlman, Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, Danielle L. Lupton, and Eric A. Heinze and Rhiannon Neilsen. Additionally, the issue includes essays by Kenneth Reinert on a “basic goods approach” to development policy and Amitav Acharya on the myth of the “civilization state.” It also contains a review essay by Tanisha M. Fazal on the criminalization of aggression, and book reviews by Matt McDonald and Byron Williston. 

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Book Reviews

The Morality of Security: A Theory of Just Securitization

| July 2020

In The Morality of Security, Rita Floyd sets out to develop a normative theory of securitization: a “Just Securitization Theory.”

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Dwelling in the Age of Climate Change: The Ethics of Adaptation

| July 2020

While climate change–induced migration has received extensive analysis from political geographers, security experts, and others, it has been undertheorized by moral and political philosophers. Elaine Kelly’s book goes a long way toward redressing that imbalance of attention.

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Rescuing Human Rights: A Radically Moderate Approach

| March 2020

With the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and the ratification of the nine core international human rights treaties over the subsequent six decades, human rights are no longer a simple matter of internal state affairs.

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Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East

| March 2020

Could the Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years’ War in Central Europe in 1648, serve as a source of inspiration for new ideas, instruments, and methods for peacemaking in the Middle East today?

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EIA Fall 2020 Remote Editorial Internship

| July 2020

Ethics & International Affairs, the journal of the Carnegie Council, seeks a remote volunteer intern for the fall semester.

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Difficult Ethical Choices on China

| July 2020

Andrew Sullivan pulls no punches: It’s time we treated China as the rogue dictatorship it is. When a totalitarian nation is enacting genocide, has a dictator for life, is showing itself to be a health menace to humankind, has crushed an island of democracy it pledged to protect, and is militarily acting out against its […]

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Where Do Human Rights Fit In?

Policy Narratives Re-examined

| July 2020

Nahal Toosi has a fascinating read in Politico about a subtle but major shift in the international landscape: human rights groups focusing on the United States’s human rights record. While there has always been criticism of America’s shortcomings in living up to its own self-professed standards (as well as the terms of international treaties signed […]

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