Global Ethics

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When to Hire a Hitman: A Theoretical Framework for Just Assassination

When to Hire a Hitman: A Theoretical Framework for Just Assassination

With the exponential rise of civilian casualties in modern warfare, political assassination could serve as an effective, more ‘humane’ means of humanitarian intervention.

Peacebuilding in and beyond the European Union

Peacebuilding in and beyond the European Union

While the maturation of its praxes allowed the EU to enter the thus defined peacebuilding space, it is its unique nature that brings value to global peacebuilding.

Conférence des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques - COP21 (Paris, Le Bourget)

Can Liberal Democracies Address Transnational Environmental Problems?

Liberal-democratic systems will not be capable of addressing contemporary transnational environmental problems unless significant reforms are undertaken.

Human Rights and the ‘ASEAN Way’: Political Barriers to Progress

Human Rights and the ‘ASEAN Way’: Political Barriers to Progress

Little progress has been made towards the realisation of human rights in ASEAN, and attempts … will continue to perform poorly.

Why Infanticide Happens Almost Exclusively to Girls and Not Boys

Why Infanticide Happens Almost Exclusively to Girls and Not Boys

The interplay of attitudes and economics within a context of poverty is presented as an explanation as to why females are almost exclusively the victims of infanticide.

“I’m Not A Feminist, But…”: Why Students Support the Cause But Not the Label

“I’m Not A Feminist, But…”: Why Students Support the Cause But Not the Label

Disassociation with the feminist label despite agreeing with feminist objectives is primarily influenced by a misunderstanding of feminism, and not negative stereotypes.

Has the 2014-2015 Ebola Epidemic in West Africa Been Securitized?

Has the 2014-2015 Ebola Epidemic in West Africa Been Securitized?

The sociological approach to securitization is useful for understanding the Liberian and Sierra Leonean governments’ attempts to securitize the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak.

A Just Cause? The Eastern Interpretation of Just War Theory

A Just Cause? The Eastern Interpretation of Just War Theory

Western ‘Just War Theory’ has influenced International Relations for centuries, but is significantly different to the Indian and Chinese interpretation.

Banners showing the flag of Japan

Japan: The ‘Normal’ Pacifist

Tokyo’s pacifism is best understood not as a capitulating monolithic anomaly, but as one enduring component of a multifaceted and eclectic strategic calculus.

What Moral Justifications Can There Be For Ever Allowing Killing In Wartime?

What Moral Justifications Can There Be For Ever Allowing Killing In Wartime?

The principle of self-defence that can allow for just killing does not hold in the context of war, based on the notion that we should assume that all combatants are just.

The Fateful 52: How the American Media Sensationalized the Iran Hostage Crisis

The Fateful 52: How the American Media Sensationalized the Iran Hostage Crisis

The US media’s generalization of the Iran hostage crisis through a liberal, secular, Western democracy lens marred Iran’s image and influenced US responses to the crisis.

How Does Violence Against Women Manifest? The Case of Post-Conflict Afghanistan

How Does Violence Against Women Manifest? The Case of Post-Conflict Afghanistan

Structural violence helps explain oppression of women caused by conflict but a continuation of patriarchal customs & occidentalist/orientalist agendas also contributes.

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