Archive for 2014

Restoring Diplomatic Relations with Cuba: Ethical Dilemmas

Restoring Diplomatic Relations with Cuba: Ethical Dilemmas

| December 18, 2014

What, if any, are America’s moral duties to the Cuban state and the Cuban people? And what do these duties say about America’s commitment to its own values?

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How Norms Die: A Response

How Norms Die: A Response

| December 16, 2014

Authoritarian regimes routinely use torture against domestic political opponents; democracies hardly ever do. What the two regimes share is that they place little weight on the interests of people who live beyond their borders.

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How Norms Die: Torture and Assassination in American Security Policy

How Norms Die: Torture and Assassination in American Security Policy

| December 12, 2014

CHRISTOPHER KUTZ

Because of their sensitivity to public mobilization around normative questions, democracies do better than authoritarian regimes in internalizing certain kinds of constraints. But that very sensitivity makes the long-term survival of these norms precarious.

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On Collective Ownership of the Earth

| December 12, 2014

Once positive laws and conventions regulating property evolve, in what sense is the world still owned by humanity? If I own my house and my backyard does humanity own it too? Precisely what incidents of ownership might humanity retain?

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Against Relationalism in Global Justice Theory

| December 12, 2014

Much recent global justice theory consists of arguing for the idea that we owe more to fellow countrymen than to mere foreigners. Risse’s book is the most sophisticated elaboration and defense of these convictions concerning national partiality.

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Understanding “Cultures of Humanitarianism” in East Asia

Understanding “Cultures of Humanitarianism” in East Asia

| December 12, 2014

What are the implications of the emerging diversity in humanitarianism? By examining such traditions in East Asia, we can better understand variations in the idea across cultures.

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