Free for a Limited Time! "Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2015 Issue

Sep 11, 2015

Ethics & International Affairs is pleased to announce the publication of its fall 2015 issue.

This issue includes an essay by Richard Goldstone on global ethical standards for international judges; a book symposium on Michael Blake's Justice and Foreign Policy, featuring contributions from Anna Stilz, Pablo Gilabert, Simon Caney, and Richard Miller, with a reply from Blake; a feature by Holly Lawford-Smith on ethical consumption and individual obligations; a review essay by David Runciman on democracy in the age of the Internet; and book reviews by Mark Rigstad, Kenneth Rodman, and George Rupp.

To listen to a short podcast with Senior Editor Zach Dorfman discussing the fall issue, click here.



International Judges: Is There a Global Ethic? [Full Text] Richard J. Goldstone Thousands of judges from across the globe now sit on international courts. It is time to systematically consider professional ethical standards.


Against Democratic Interventionism Anna Stilz While we should persuade foreigners to democratize, we have no right to forcibly impose a democratic political order on them so long as their current arrangements manifest reasonable reciprocity.

Global Moral Egalitarianism and Global Distributive Egalitarianism Pablo Gilabert A global egalitarian approach is better for characterizing the wrongs involved in international exploitation than a global sufficientarian approach.

Coercion, Justification, and Inequality: Defending Global Egalitarianism Simon Caney I share Blake's commitment to universal liberal values and also his commitment to autonomy. We part ways, however, over the question of when egalitarian ideals of distributive justice apply.

Michael Blake's Border Controls Richard W. Miller Michael Blake's rules for global justice are too rigid. They misinterpret the commitment to the moral equality of all humans everywhere, which is supposed to be their ultimate foundation.

Justice and Foreign Policy: A Reply to My Critics Michael Blake Sustained debate on the ethical dimensions of foreign policy is no longer a rarity. I thank Caney, Gilabert, Miller, and Stilz for their arguments, and look forward to the debates to come.


Unethical Consumption and Obligations to Signal Holly Lawford-Smith To bring about an end to the harms involved in the production of everyday goods, what should the individual do?


Rescuing Democracy in the Age of the Internet David Runciman There is a growing awareness that the greatest threat to democracy may no longer derive from human agency, but from new forms of technology.

REVIEWS [Full Text]

The Ethics of Preventive War edited by Deen K. Chatterjee Review by Mark Rigstad Must states comply with the strict standards of international law when they have sound consequentialist reasons for waging preventive wars to avoid future threats of harm?

Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics by David Bosco Review by Kenneth A. Rodman This is the best account so far of the trajectory of the ICC from its optimistic origins to the more constrained court of today.

The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions by Michael Walzer Review by George Rupp This book provides a masterly refutation of a remarkably resilient array of stereotypes about religion and secularism.


A short review of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security by Sarah Chayes by the EIA editors.

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