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Ecological Genocide in the Amazon: Raphael Lemkin and the Destruction of Human Groups

Ecological Genocide in the Amazon: Raphael Lemkin and the Destruction of Human Groups

| November 2020

For most people, the word “genocide” likely evokes mental images of concentration camps, killing fields, and mass graves. Deforestation, no matter how severe, would seem to be only tenuously related, if at all.

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EIA Fall 2020 issue–Out Now!

EIA Fall 2020 issue–Out Now!

| October 2020

The editors are pleased to present a Special Issue of Ethics & International Affairs: “The United Nations at Seventy-Five: Looking Back to Look Forward,” covering human rights, peacekeeping, gender, and much more. The Fall issue also includes new work on just war and privacy, universal values, and trade justice.
Full issue OPEN ACCESS for a limited time.

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Cyber Resilience in an Age of Climate Chaos

Cyber Resilience in an Age of Climate Chaos

| July 2020

Although both cybersecurity and climate change are increasingly seen as two of the most urgent threats of this century, seldom are they considered together. Yet, arguably, the true challenge of both is the ways in which they intertwine, in evermore unexpected ways.

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Justifying Lockdown

Justifying Lockdown

Throughout most of the world, significant restrictions have been placed on freedoms to move about, to associate in public, and to be in many public spaces. These practices are often collectively referred to as “lockdown.” What arguments can be presented for why, given the significant costs a lockdown may impose, it can nevertheless be required?

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Inequality and Austerity: Our Weak Links in Countering COVID-19

Inequality and Austerity: Our Weak Links in Countering COVID-19

There are weeks where decades happen. These are those weeks. COVID-19 has shaken the whole world. Established orthodoxies have disappeared overnight. Our ways of living have changed overnight, and the rules of our societies and economies are being rewritten.

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Borders in the Time of COVID-19

Borders in the Time of COVID-19

| March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the significance of borders. While much attention has been paid to debates surrounding Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall,” the current crisis reveals that governments seeking to restrict mobility rely only partly (and increasingly rarely) on brick and mortar.

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A Luxury Carbon Tax to Address Climate Change and Inequality: Not All Carbon Is Created Equal

A Luxury Carbon Tax to Address Climate Change and Inequality: Not All Carbon Is Created Equal

| March 2020

Just as there is income inequality, there is also inequality in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A luxury carbon tax is worth considering. It can help to reduce emissions, stimulate low-carbon innovation, raise revenues, and address concerns about environmental justice and broader inequalities.

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