- "On Complicity and Compromise" by Chiara Lepora and Robert E. Goodin
Humanitarian action is regularly accused of prolonging wars or colluding with vicious regimes. But the profession has been strangely tardy in developing its operational ethics.
- "Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique" by Daniel J. Levine
Daniel Levine's goal is to "recover" IR's original vocation, or calling, and to reinvigorate it via the idea of "sustainable critique"--a project inspired by the work of Theodor Adorno and the Frankfurt School.
- "A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change" by Stephen M. Gardiner
The challenges and complexities of the global, intergenerational, and theoretical tempests related to climate change conspire to create the perfect storm, which undermines moral action.
- The Touch of Midas: Money, Markets, and Morality
Money, like God, injects infinity into human desires. To love it is to embark on a journey without end. Three new books testify to money’s enduring power to fascinate and horrify.
- Table of Contents, Volume 27.4 (Winter 2013)
This issue features David Scheffer on curbing corporate tax avoidance; a roundtable on the ethics of rebellion, with James Turner Johnson, John Kelsay, Nigel Biggar, and Valerie Morkevicius; Chris Armstrong on sovereign wealth funds and global justice and Margaret Moore on rights to land, expulsions, and corrective justice; Edward Skidelsky on money, markets, and morality; and book reviews.
- "Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power" by Mlada Bukovansky, Ian Clark, Robyn Eckersley, Richard Price, Christian Reus-Smit, and Nicholas Wheeler
Claims for "special responsibilities" are sometimes made to rally domestic support for some costly international action, or to exempt a great power from norms that weaker states are expected to follow.
- "Ad Fontes": The Question of Rebellion and Moral Tradition on the Use of Force
On the older conception, the sovereign could use force against behavior that he understood as endangering the order, justice, and peace of his political community. But the division of Europe into Protestant and Catholic polities changed that.