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The Case for Foreign Electoral Subversion

The Case for Foreign Electoral Subversion

| September 2018
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In this essay Cécile Fabre argues that, under certain conditions and subject to certain constraints, foreign electoral subversion may be justified as a means to prevent or end large-scale human rights violations.

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Covert Positive Incentives as an Alternative to War

| September 2018
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In this essay, James Pattison argues that covert positive incentives are preferable to both overt incentives and covert force.

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The Ethics of Countering Digital Propaganda

| September 2018
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Corneliu Bjola argues in this essay that the concept of moral authority offers an original framework for responding to digital disinformation campaigns.

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Backfire: The Dark Side of Nonviolent Resistance

| September 2018
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In this essay, Michael L. Gross examines the ethics of provoking backfire in the context of nonviolent resistance.

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Ending Atrocity Crimes: The False Promise of Fatalism

| September 2018
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Some commentators suggest that the best way to minimize harm in atrocity situations is to let the state win as quickly as possible. Could this be a viable alternative to other options, including military intervention? This essay suggests not.

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Borders of Class: Migration and Citizenship in the Capitalist State

| June 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 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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