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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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Measuring Morality in Foreign Policy: Joseph Nye’s Criteria

| February 2021

Writing in the winter/spring 2019 issue of the American Oxonian, Joseph Nye wrestles with the question: how do we measure the morality of a President’s foreign policy? He notes, “Americans constantly make moral judgments about presidents and foreign policy, but we are seldom clear about the criteria by which we judge a moral foreign policy.” […]

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What We’ve Been Reading

| February 2021

Welcome to our roundup of news and current events related to ethics and international affairs! Here’s some of what we’ve been reading this past month.

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Revisiting the Ethical Calculus: Which Obligations Take Precedence?

| January 2021

Five years ago, I posed a question which continues to have relevance today. This evening, President Joe Biden is signing executive orders returning the United States to the Paris climate accords and to take other steps to reverse actions taken by his predecessor which were based on an “America First” calculus. Yet, as the new […]

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