RSSIssue 28.4

Thomas Piketty’s <i>Capital</i> and the Developing World

Thomas Piketty’s Capital and the Developing World

| December 2014
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NANCY BIRDSALL

What is the future of the global capitalist system? In returning economics to politics, Capital reminds us that the road to global distributive justice requires strengthening legitimate and democratic global governance.

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How Norms Die: Torture and Assassination in American Security Policy

How Norms Die: Torture and Assassination in American Security Policy

| December 2014
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CHRISTOPHER KUTZ

Because of their sensitivity to public mobilization around normative questions, democracies do better than authoritarian regimes in internalizing certain kinds of constraints. But that very sensitivity makes the long-term survival of these norms precarious.

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On Collective Ownership of the Earth

| December 2014
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Once positive laws and conventions regulating property evolve, in what sense is the world still owned by humanity? If I own my house and my backyard does humanity own it too? Precisely what incidents of ownership might humanity retain?

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Against Relationalism in Global Justice Theory

| December 2014
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Much recent global justice theory consists of arguing for the idea that we owe more to fellow countrymen than to mere foreigners. Risse’s book is the most sophisticated elaboration and defense of these convictions concerning national partiality.

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Understanding “Cultures of Humanitarianism” in East Asia

Understanding “Cultures of Humanitarianism” in East Asia

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What are the implications of the emerging diversity in humanitarianism? By examining such traditions in East Asia, we can better understand variations in the idea across cultures.

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The “Responsibility to Prevent”: An International Crimes Approach to the Prevention of Mass Atrocities

| December 2014
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Insights from criminology suggest that an international crimes approach to the prevention of mass atrocities upends many of the usual assumptions on the preventive dimension of RtoP.

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Winter 2014 (Issue 28.4)

Winter 2014 (Issue 28.4)

| December 2014
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This issue includes an essay by Jacinta O’Hagan and Miwa Hirono on “cultures of humanitarianism” in East Asia; articles by Christopher Kutz on torture, American security policy, and norm death, and Ruben Reike on an international crimes approach to preventing mass atrocities; a book symposium on Mathias Risse’s On Global Justice, featuring contributions from Richard Arneson, Helena de Bres, Anna Stilz, and Risse; and a review essay by Nancy Birdsall on Thomas Piketty’s Capital.

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Risse on Justice in Trade

| December 2014
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Risse tries to stake out a middle ground between those who fail to recognize the full normative significance of contemporary international relationships and those who ground highly demanding moral requirements in social structures that cannot bear the weight.

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