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Borders of Class: Migration and Citizenship in the Capitalist State

| June 8, 2018
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In this essay, Lea Ypi defends the relevance of social class in migration debates. In contrast to both defenders and critics of freedom of movement, she argues that borders have always been (and will continue to be) open for some and closed for others.

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The Social Cost of International Investment Agreements: The Case of Cigarette Packaging

| June 8, 2018
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In this essay, Jennifer L. Tobin argues that international investment agreements impinge on states’ domestic regulatory sovereignty in unforeseen ways, and that these hidden social costs are normatively problematic.

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Extractivism, Gender, and Disease: An Intersectional Approach to Inequalities

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In this essay, Cristina Cielo and Lisset Coba use the case of the refinery city of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, to show that the negative impacts of natural resource extraction exacerbate gendered disparities through the intensification and devaluation of care work.

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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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