Archive for 2016

A Conversation on Effective Altruism with Jennifer Rubenstein

A Conversation on Effective Altruism with Jennifer Rubenstein

Professor Jennifer C. Rubenstein discusses the promises and pitfalls of Effective Altruism, including what she calls the movement’s “hidden curriculum.” Rubenstein’s review essay on this topic appears in the Winter 2016 issue of Ethics & International Affairs.

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Winter 2016 (Issue 30.4)

Winter 2016 (Issue 30.4)

| December 14, 2016

We are pleased to announce the publication of the fourth issue in EIA’s 30th anniversary volume. This issue includes an essay by Kristy A. Belton on the UNHCR’s global #IBelong Campaign to eradicate statelessness, the first of a two-part series; a feature by Tim Meijers and Marlies Glasius on the expressivist potential of international criminal courts; a book symposium on Allen Buchanan‘s The Heart of Human Rights, featuring articles by Pietro Maffettone, David Miller, Andrea Sangiovanni, Jesse Tomalty, Lorenzo Zucca, and a response from Allen Buchanan; a review essay by Jennifer C. Rubenstein on the lessons of effective altruism; and book reviews.

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Ending Statelessness Through Belonging: A Transformative Agenda?

| December 14, 2016

The subject of belonging conjures up a realm of emotions. This essay explores statelessness through the prism of belonging, asking whether the United Nations Refugee Agency’s reframing of statelessness as an issue of belonging can be successful in eradicating statelessness globally.

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Trials as Messages of Justice: What Should Be Expected of International Criminal Courts?

| December 14, 2016

After more than a decade of work, the accomplishments of the International Criminal Court are highly contested. In this article, the authors ask, what can and should we expect from international criminal courts? How can international trial and punishment constitute a suitable response to episodes of mass violence?

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Introduction

| December 14, 2016

The last few decades have seen a lively philosophical debate surrounding human rights. Allen Buchanan’s book The Heart of Human Rights constitutes an important and novel contribution to this debate, focusing on the moral dimensions of international legal human rights (ILHRs) and the institutions responsible for their existence and implementation.

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Human Rights and Status Egalitarianism

| December 14, 2016

In this essay, Miller throws doubt on Allen Buchanan’s claim that to understand the system of international legal human rights, we must acknowledge not only their “well-being function” but also a second function that he calls their “status egalitarian function.”

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Justifying International Legal Human Rights

| December 14, 2016

In this essay, Tomalty argues that Buchanan’s alternative account of the justification of ILHRs is problematic. Rejecting the “Mirroring View” does not entail the irrelevance of moral human rights to the justification of the content of ILHRs.

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Human Rights: A Plea for Taking the Law and Institutions Seriously

| December 14, 2016

Buchanan responds to some of the points made by each of the contributors to the symposium, making his case for taking international laws and institutions seriously and urging scholars to continue this discussion.

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