No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis

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No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis, Serena Parekh (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020), 272 pp., Cloth $24.95, eBook $16.99. In No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis, Serena Parekh masterfully accomplishes a goal that often eludes many publicly engaged philosophers: to advance an insightful, original argument on an important moral issue … Read more

On Obedience: Contrasting Philosophies for the Military, Citizenry, and Community

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On Obedience: Contrasting Philosophies for the Military, Citizenry, and Community, Pauline Shanks Kaurin (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2020), 288 pp., cloth $37.95, eBook $37.95. Pauline Shanks Kaurin has written an important, engaging, and timely book on obedience. Shanks Kaurin is a professor in the College of Leadership and Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College … Read more

Climate Displacement and the Legal Gymnastics of Justice: Is It All Political?

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Climate Change, Disasters, and the Refugee Convention, Matthew Scott (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2020), 206 pp., cloth $110, paperback $34.99, eBook $28. Climate Change and People on the Move: International Law and Justice, Fanny Thornton (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019), 256 pp., cloth $85, eBook $84.99. Climate displacement is not new, but it has … Read more

Summer 2021 (35.2) – Ethics & International Affairs : Ethics & International Affairs

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The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Summer 2021 issue of the journal! The highlight of this issue is a roundtable organized by Adrian Gallagher on the responsibility to protect in a changing world order. The roundtable contains an introductory essay by Michael Ignatieff and contributions from Adrian Gallagher and Nicholas … Read more

EIA Summer 2021 Issue-Out Now!

EIA Summer 2021 Issue-Out Now!

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Summer 2021 issue of the journal! The highlight of this issue is a roundtable organized by Adrian Gallagher on the responsibility to protect in a changing world order. The roundtable contains an introductory essay by Michael Ignatieff and contributions from Adrian Gallagher and Nicholas … Read more

The Consequences of National Humiliation

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The Consequences of National Humiliation, Joslyn Barnhart (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2020), 270 pp., cloth $47.95, eBook $23.99. If a humiliated tree falls in a forest, but our methodological tools do not allow us to perceive or verify it, what of the tree? Does it exist? Can we study it? Should we care? Fifteen … Read more

What We’ve Been Reading – Ethics & International Affairs : Ethics & International Affairs

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Photo Credit: pxfuel WSKG: Canada Day Muted As Nation Reckons With Residential School Legacy July 1, 2021 was the 154th anniversary of the confederation known as the Dominion of Canada. Celebrations this year were complicated by the recent discoveries of hundreds of bodies in unmarked graves belonging to indigenous children who were killed during their … Read more

Equity and Vaccine Allocation: Beyond Ethics in Prioritization to Equitable Production, Distribution, and Consumption

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COVID-19 Vaccines. Photo credit: pixabay As COVID-19 surged around the world, it exposed terrible global health inequalities that have hindered our ability to adequately respond to the pandemic. With climate change increasing our exposure to risks from the natural world and rising drug resistance limiting our treatments’ effectiveness against pathogens, the world must better prepare for … Read more

Realism in the Age of Cyber Warfare

Realism in the Age of Cyber Warfare

The Norse Attack Map showing cyber attacks taking place in real time. Photo credit: Christiaan Colen via Flickr A vigorous debate between proponents of realism and liberalism is deeply engrained in the literature on international relations. Acceptance of each of these competing theoretical traditions has varied cyclically. In conflict-ridden times realism has most often guided … Read more

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