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The Marketization of Citizenship in an Age of Restrictionism

The Marketization of Citizenship in an Age of Restrictionism

| March 9, 2018
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This essay traces the rise of golden visa programs and critically evaluates the legal, normative, and distributional quandaries they raise. Shachar writes that the intrusion of market logic into the sovereign act of defining “who belongs” raises significant justice and equality concerns that require closer scrutiny.

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Slowing the Proliferation of Major Conventional Weapons: The Virtues of an Uncompetitive Market

| December 8, 2017
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Proliferation of major conventional weapons (MCW) is at best a waste of valuable resources and at worst fuel for more and bloodier conflicts. In this essay, Jonathan D. Caverley shows how the United States, pursuing its own political interests, leverages its massive market power to slow the proliferation of MCW.

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The Need for Governance of Climate Geoengineering

The Need for Governance of Climate Geoengineering

| December 8, 2017
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In this essay, Janos Pasztor explains some of the major ethical issues surrounding geoengineering and introduces the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative, a major new effort to catalyze conversation on geoengineering governance, bringing together players from a wide range of social, geographical, and professional backgrounds.

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Ethics and the Foundation of Global Justice

Ethics and the Foundation of Global Justice

| September 8, 2017
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Can the idea of justice be global in scope? In this essay, Amartya Sen challenges the dominant theories of justice in contemporary political philosophy, asserting that the pursuit of justice does not depend on the existence of a sovereign state.

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After Liberal Hegemony: The Advent of a Multiplex World Order

After Liberal Hegemony: The Advent of a Multiplex World Order

| September 8, 2017
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In this essay, Amitav Acharya argues that as the U.S.-dominated world order comes to an end, liberal values and institutions will not disappear, but will have to coexist and enmesh with the ideas and institutions of the rising powers. This “multiplex world” carries both risks and opportunities for managing international stability.

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A Better Process, a Stronger UN Secretary-General: How Historic Change Was Forged and What Comes Next

A Better Process, a Stronger UN Secretary-General: How Historic Change Was Forged and What Comes Next

| June 9, 2017
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In the past, UN secretaries-general were chosen on the basis of a haphazard and secretive process behind closed doors. Yet over the last two years, the UN forged dramatic change and created a more open, transparent, and inclusive selection process. This essay explores why and how reform finally happened, and what comes next.

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Securing Protection for De Facto Refugees: The Case of Central America’s Northern Triangle

| June 9, 2017
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The Northern Triangle of Central America is one of the most violent regions of the world. However, those fleeing the violence are unable to find adequate protection either within their own countries, in the broader region, or internationally. This essay calls for updating the definition of the term “refugee” under international law, as well as greater domestic recognition of the violence.

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Human Rights, Global Ethics, and the Ordinary Virtues

| March 10, 2017
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Drawing on research from site-visits to eight countries, this essay explores whether human rights has become a global ethic, and, if so, how the concept of human rights influences or structures private moral decision-making.

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