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Cyber Resilience in an Age of Climate Chaos

Cyber Resilience in an Age of Climate Chaos

| July 2020

Although both cybersecurity and climate change are increasingly seen as two of the most urgent threats of this century, seldom are they considered together. Yet, arguably, the true challenge of both is the ways in which they intertwine, in evermore unexpected ways.

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The Morality of Security: A Theory of Just Securitization

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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Lengthening the Shadow of International Law

Lengthening the Shadow of International Law

| July 2020

As of 2010, aggression became a crime for which individuals can be tried at the International Criminal Court. While this development may appear minor to some, it represents a significant turn both in jus ad bellum and in the ambit of the court.

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

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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Summer 2020 (34.2)

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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Justifying Lockdown

Justifying Lockdown

Throughout most of the world, significant restrictions have been placed on freedoms to move about, to associate in public, and to be in many public spaces. These practices are often collectively referred to as “lockdown.” What arguments can be presented for why, given the significant costs a lockdown may impose, it can nevertheless be required?

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