- "The Hillary Doctrine: Sex & American Foreign Policy" by Valerie M. Hudson and Patricia Leidl [Full text]
Given that much of the political science literature on women, gender, and U.S. foreign policy has primarily examined the legislative branch and public opinion, the focus of "The Hillary Doctrine" on the executive branch is an important and welcome contribution to the international relations field.
- "Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership" edited by Sarah Fine and Lea Ypi [Full text]
This collection of twelve essays by some of the most distinguished political theorists, philosophers, and legal scholars working on the normative issues surrounding borders and migration addresses a wide range of theoretical and practical topics.
- "The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World" by Oliver Morton [Full text]
In this book, Morton's central question is whether solar geoengineering ought to be part of society's climate policy portfolio. The author educates, illuminates, and helps the reader connect the dots, but he does not take sides. Instead, he elevates the debate to a new level that acknowledges the enormous trade-offs involved.
- "Taking Sides in Peacekeeping: Impartiality and the Future of the United Nations" by Emily Paddon Rhoads [Full text]
The norm of impartiality is pivotal to the United Nations' activities in the areas of conflict resolution, mediation, peacekeeping, humanitarian action, and adjudication. In recent years, however, the organization's principled adherence to impartiality has come under scrutiny.
- The Lessons of Effective Altruism [Full text]
In this essay, Rubenstein examines two recent books by Peter Singer and William MacAskill on the philosophy and philanthropic movement known as Effective Altruism (EA). She addresses both the promise and limitations of EA—whose proponents seek to do the "most good"—arguing that a "hidden curriculum" underlies its teachings.
- "On War and Democracy" by Christopher Kutz [Full text]
There is a fundamental ethical dilemma confronting all democratic states: if they intervene in violence-ridden contexts, then they are readily accused of double standards. "On War and Democracy" avoids this ethical and political dilemma by beating what could be called a double retreat
- Table of Contents, Volume 30.4 (Winter 2016)
This issue includes an essay by Kristy A. Belton on the UN Refugee Agency's global #IBelong Campaign to eradicate statelessness, the first of a two-part series; a feature by Tim Meijers and Marlies Glasius on the expressivist potential of international criminal courts; a book symposium on Allen Buchanan's The Heart of Human Rights, featuring essays by Pietro Maffettone, David Miller, Andrea Sangiovanni, Jesse Tomalty, Lorenzo Zucca, and a response from Allen Buchanan; a review essay by Jennifer C. Rubenstein on the lessons of effective altruism; and book reviews by John Keane, Ruben Reike, Gernot Wagner, Shelley Wilcox, and Kristen P. Williams.