RSSIssue 29.3

Briefly Noted

| September 9, 2015
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Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, Sarah Chayes (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015), 272 pp., $26.95 cloth. In Thieves of State, Sarah Chayes offers an engaging and persuasive analysis of kleptocracies as a historical and contemporary root of insecurity and violence. Her narrative prose, use of personal anecdotes, and ability […]

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Fall 2015 (Issue 29.3)

Fall 2015 (Issue 29.3)

| September 9, 2015
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This issue includes an essay by Richard Goldstone on global ethical standards for international judges; a book symposium on Michael Blake’s Justice and Foreign Policy, featuring contributions from Anna Stilz, Pablo Gilabert, Simon Caney, and Richard Miller, with a reply from Blake; a feature by Holly Lawford-Smith on ethical consumption and individual obligations; a review essay by David Runciman on democracy in the age of the Internet; and book reviews by Mark Rigstad, Kenneth Rodman, and George Rupp.






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Michael Blake’s Border Controls

| September 9, 2015
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Michael Blake’s rules for global justice are too rigid. They misinterpret the commitment to the moral equality of all humans everywhere, which is supposed to be their ultimate foundation.






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Justice and Foreign Policy: A Reply to My Critics

| September 9, 2015
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Sustained debate on the ethical dimensions of foreign policy is no longer a rarity. I thank Caney, Gilabert, Miller, and Stilz for their arguments, and look forward to the debates to come.






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Unethical Consumption and Obligations to Signal

| September 9, 2015
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To bring about an end to the harms involved in the production of everyday goods, what should the individual do?






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Coercion, Justification, and Inequality: Defending Global Egalitarianism

| September 9, 2015
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I share Blake’s commitment to universal liberal values and also his commitment to autonomy. We part ways, however, over the question of when egalitarian ideals of distributive justice apply.






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Global Moral Egalitarianism and Global Distributive Egalitarianism

| September 9, 2015
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A global egalitarian approach is better for characterizing the wrongs involved in international exploitation than a global sufficientarian approach.






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Against Democratic Interventionism

| September 9, 2015
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While we should persuade foreigners to democratize, we have no right to forcibly impose a democratic political order on them so long as their current arrangements manifest reasonable reciprocity.






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