Justifications of the Iraq War Examined [Full Text]
This paper critically assesses three claims on behalf of the Iraq war made by the Bush administration and by various defenders of the war. Then it steps back from the specifics of these three rationales to ask whether they are in fact of the same sort.
Author(s): Richard B. Miller
Deliberation and Global Governance: Liberal, Cosmopolitan, and Critical Perspectives [Abstract]
This paper develops a critical analysis of deliberative approaches to global governance. After first defining global governance and with a minimalist conception of deliberation in mind, the paper outlines three paradigmatic approaches: liberal, cosmopolitan, and critical.
Author(s): William Smith, James Brassett
Torture and the "Distributive Justice" Theory of Self-Defense: An Assessment [Abstract]
The goal of this feature is to demonstrate that distributive justice is a flawed theory of self-defense and must be rejected, thus undercutting the argument that torture can be justified as self-defense.
Author(s): Whitley Kaufman
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: RESPONSE TO WHITLEY KAUFMAN: The Distributive Justice Theory of Self-Defense
Segev argues for a theory of distributive justice and considers its implications. This theory includes a principle of responsibility that was endorsed by others within an account of defensive force (self-defense and defense of others). Kaufman criticizes this account, which he refers to as the "distributive justice theory of self-defense" (DJ theory). In this paper, Segev responds to this criticism.
Author(s): Re'em Segev
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Torture Can Be Self-Defense: A Critique of Whitley Kaufman
In this online response, Uwe Steinhoff argues that Whitley Kaufman's denial that torturing the "ticking bomb terrorist" can be justifiable is incorrect.
Author(s): Uwe Steinhoff