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Summer 2018 (Issue 32.2)

Summer 2018 (Issue 32.2)

| June 2018
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We are pleased to present the Summer 2018 issue of Ethics & International Affairs. This issue contains essays by Lea Ypi on the importance of social class in debates about migration, Jennifer L. Tobin on international investment agreements and “regulatory chill,” and Cristina Cielo and Lisset Coba on the intersection of gender and disease in extractive economies; features by Gregory M. Reichberg and Henrik Syse on the ethics of threats in international relations and Alasia Nuti on the structural injustices that characterize temporary labor migration within the EU; review essays by Cian O’Driscoll on contemporary just war thinking and Emma S. Norman on a global water ethic; and book reviews by Margaret M. deGuzman, Claire Duncanson, Amy E. Eckert, and Mary Ellen O’Connell.

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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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Threats and Coercive Diplomacy: An Ethical Analysis

Threats and Coercive Diplomacy: An Ethical Analysis

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Threats of armed force are frequently employed in international affairs, yet they have received little ethical scrutiny in their own right. This article addresses that deficit by examining how threats, taken as a speech act, require distinctive moral assessment.

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Temporary Labor Migration within the EU as Structural Injustice

| June 2018
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Temporary labor migration (TLM) constitutes a significant trend of migration movements within the European Union, yet it has received scant attention in normative migration debates. By drawing on Iris Marion Young’s conception of structural injustice, this paper analyzes the injustice of TLM within the EU.

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The Irony of Just War

| June 2018
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This review essay examines a series of benchmark books on the ethics of war published over the past year. All three grapple with the hard facts of modern violent conflict, and they all skillfully bring diverse traditions of just war thinking into conversation with one another.

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Toward a Global Water Ethic: Learning from Indigenous Communities

| June 2018
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This review essay draws on three important new contributions to the water governance literature to suggest that insights from indigenous communities’ more holistic and long-term relationship with water could help advance the adoption of a new global water ethic.

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