Table of Contents, Volume 29.3 (Fall 2015)

Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 29.3 (Fall 2015)

September 10, 2015

Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 29.3 (Fall 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 summer issue, click here.


ESSAY

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.


BOOK SYMPOSIUM

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.


FEATURE

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?


REVIEW ESSAY [Full Text]

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.


BRIEFLY NOTED

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