RSSIssue 22.1

Briefly Noted

| April 2008
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This section contains a round-up of recent notable books in the field of international affairs.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Torture Can Be Self-Defense: A Critique of Whitley Kaufman

| April 2008
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In this online response, Uwe Steinhoff argues that Whitley Kaufman’s denial that torturing the “ticking bomb terrorist” can be justifiable is incorrect.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Distributive Justice Theory of Self-Defense (Response to Whitley Kaufman)

| April 2008
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Segev argues for a theory of distributive justice and considers its implications. This theory includes a principle of responsibility that was endorsed by others within an account of defensive force (self-defense and defense of others). Kaufman criticizes this account, which he refers to as the “distributive justice theory of self-defense” (DJ theory). In this paper, Segev responds to this criticism.

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Torture and the “Distributive Justice” Theory of Self-Defense: An Assessment

| April 2008
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The goal of this feature is to demonstrate that distributive justice is a flawed theory of self-defense and must be rejected, thus undercutting the argument that torture can be justified as self-defense.

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