The Ethical Implications of Sea-Level Rise Due to Climate Change [Abstract]
Does humanity have a moral obligation toward the estimated millions of individuals who will be displaced from their homes over the course of this century primarily due to sea-level rise as the earth's climate warms? What form should these actions take?
Author(s): Sujatha Byravan, Sudhir Chella Rajan
Kicking Bodies and Damning Souls: The Danger of Harming "Innocent" Individuals While Punishing "Delinquent" States [Abstract]
Institutions can be assigned duties, and thus can also be blamed for failing to discharge them. But how can we respond to this type of failure? Punishment is a prominent and problematic response to institutional delinquency.
Author(s): Toni Erskine
Reviving Nuclear Ethics: A Renewed Research Agenda for the Twenty-First Century [Abstract]
Since the end of the Cold War, international ethicists have focused largely on issues outside the traditional scope of security studies. The nuclear ethics literature needs to be revived and reoriented to address the new and evolving 21st century nuclear threats and policy responses.
Author(s): Thomas E. Doyle
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: How to Punish Collective Agents: Non-Compliance with Moral Duties by States (Response to Toni Erskine)
If individual moral agents do wrong they usually deserve and are liable to some kind of punishment. But how can states be punished for failing to comply with moral duties without therewith also punishing their citizens who are not necessarily deserving of any punishment?
Author(s): Anne Schwenkenbecher