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    At least since Athenian trade sanctions helped to spark the Peloponnesian War, economic coercion has been a prominent tool of foreign policy. In the modern era, sovereign states and multilateral institutions have imposed economic sanctions on dictatorial regimes or would-be nuclear powers as an alternative to waging war. They have conditioned offers of aid, loans, and debt relief on recipients’ willingness to implement market and governance reforms. Such methods interfere in freedom of trade and…Read more
  •  4
    Harming, Rescuing and the Necessity Constraint on Defensive Force
    Criminal Law and Philosophy 1-14. forthcoming.
    In The Morality of Defensive Force, Quong defends a powerful account of the grounds and conditions under which an agent may justifiably inflict serious harm on another person. In this paper, I examine Quong's account of the necessity constraint on permissible harming—the RESCUE account. I argue that RESCUE does not succeed. Section 2 describes RESCUE. Section 3 raises some worries about Quong's conceptual construal of the right to be rescued and its attendant duties. Section 4 argues that RESCUE…Read more
  •  8
    Mandatory Rescue Killings &ast
    Journal of Political Philosophy 15 (4): 363-384. 2007.
  •  22
    Territorial sovereignty and humankind's common heritage☆
    Journal of Social Philosophy 52 (1): 17-23. 2021.
    Journal of Social Philosophy, EarlyView.
  •  1
    Caractérisation des échanges entre patients et médecins : approche outillée d’un corpus de consultations médicales
    with Ludovic Tanguy, Lydia-Mai Ho-Dac, and Josette Rebeyrolle
    Corpus 10 137-154. 2011.
  •  51
    Do we have the right to deny others access to our body? What if this would harm those who need personal services or body parts from us? Ccile Fabre examines the impact that arguments for distributive justice have on the rights we have over ourselves, and on such contentious issues as organ sales, prostitution, and surrogate motherhood
  •  12
    The Case for Foreign Electoral Subversion
    Ethics and International Affairs 32 (3): 283-292. 2018.
  •  22
    The book theoretically examines the recent and topical debates over democracy and social rights, arguing that there are four fundamental rights that should be constitutionalized; minimum income; housing; healthcare; and education. The theoretical discussion is explored within an analysis of important legal cases
  •  94
    In his recent Rescuing Justice and Equality, G. A. Cohen mounts a sustained critique of coerced labour, against the background of a radical egalitarian conception of distributive justice. In this article, I argue that Cohenian egalitarians are committed to holding the talented under a moral duty to choose socially useful work for the sake of the less fortunate. As I also show, Cohen's arguments against coerced labour fail, particularly in the light of his commitment to coercive taxation. In the …Read more
  •  56
    Good samaritanism : A matter of justice
    In Jonathan Seglow (ed.), Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, F. Cass Publishers. pp. 128-144. 2002.
    Liberal theorists of justice hardly ever study duties of Good Samaritanism. This is not to say that they regard a failure to be a Good Samaritan as morally acceptable: indeed, most of them think that it is morally wrong. But they tend not to think that it is morally wrong on the grounds that it constitutes a violation of a duty of justice. Rather, they condemn it as a failure to perform a duty of charity, or as a failure to be appropriately altruistic. By contrast, they condemn as a violation of…Read more
  •  1291
    In this article, we propose the Fair Priority Model for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and emphasize three fundamental values we believe should be considered when distributing a COVID-19 vaccine among countries: Benefiting people and limiting harm, prioritizing the disadvantaged, and equal moral concern for all individuals. The Priority Model addresses these values by focusing on mitigating three types of harms caused by COVID-19: death and permanent organ damage, indirect health consequences, s…Read more
  •  10
    The Morality of Treason
    Law and Philosophy 39 (4): 427-461. 2020.
    Treason is one of the most serious legal offences that there are, in most if not all jurisdictions. Laws against treason are rooted in deep-seated moral revulsion about acts which, in the political realm, are paradigmatic examples of breaches of loyalty. Yet, it is not altogether clear what treason consists in: someone’s traitor is often another’s loyalist. In this paper, my aim is twofold: to offer a plausible conceptual account of treason, and to partly rehabilitate traitors. I focus on inform…Read more
  •  42
    The Morality of Defensive War (edited book)
    with Seth Lazar
    Oxford University Press. 2014.
    International law and conventional morality grant that states may stand ready to defend their borders with lethal force. But what grounds the permission to kill for the sake of political sovereignty and territorial integrity? In this book leading theorists address this vexed issue, and set the terms of future debate over national defence
  •  38
    Justice, fairness, and world ownership
    Law and Philosophy 21 (3): 249-273. 2002.
    It is a central tenet of most contemporary theories of justice that the badly-off have a right to some of the resources of the well-off. In this paper, I take as my starting point two principles of justice, to wit, the principle of sufficiency, whereby individuals have a right to the material resources they need in order to lead a decent life, and the principle of autonomy, whereby once everybody has such a life, individuals should be allowed to pursue their conception of the good, and to enjoy …Read more
  •  37
    Constitutionalising social rights
    Journal of Political Philosophy 6 (3). 1998.
  •  4
    The Dignity of Rights
    Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 20 (2): 271-282. 2000.
  •  48
    Cosmopolitan War
    Oxford University Press. 2012.
    Introduction -- Cosmopolitanism -- Collective self-defense -- Subsistence wars -- Humanitarian intervention -- Commodified wars -- Asymmetrical wars -- Conclusion.
  • Cosmopolitan Peace
    Oxford University Press UK. 2016.
    This book articulates a cosmopolitan theory of the principles which ought to regulate belligerents' conduct in the aftermath of war. Throughout, it relies on the fundamental principle that all human beings, wherever they reside, have rights to the freedoms and resources which they need to lead a flourishing life, and that national and political borders are largely irrelevant to the conferral of those rights. With that principle in hand, the book provides a normative defence of restitutive and re…Read more
  • 10. Neil MacCormick, Practical Reason in Law and Morality Neil MacCormick, Practical Reason in Law and Morality (pp. 192-196)
    with Henry S. Richardson, Joshua Glasgow, Alison Hills, Kieran Setiya, and Hallie Rose Liberto
    In John Hawthorne (ed.), Ethics, Wiley Periodicals. 2009.
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    Caractérisation des échanges entre patients et médecins : approche outillée d'un corpus de consultations médicales
    with Ludovic Tanguy, Lydia-Mai Ho-Dac, and Josette Rebeyrolle
    Corpus 10 137-154. 2011.
    Nous présentons une étude fondée sur un corpus de transcriptions de consultations médicales, dans le cadre d’un projet interdisciplinaire qui explore la question des inégalités sociales de santé. L’objet de cet article est de montrer comment, en tant que linguistes familiers du traitement outillé des corpus, nous avons choisi d’aborder ce matériau qui fait l’objet de questionnements disciplinaires complémentaires, et quels éléments de caractérisation spécifiques nous sommes en mesure d’apporter …Read more
  •  22
    War Exit
    Ethics 125 (3): 631-652. 2015.
    This article argues that we must sever the ethics of war termination from the ethics of war initiation: a belligerent who embarks on a just war at time t1 might be under a duty to sue for peace at t2 before it has achieved its just war aims; conversely, a belligerent who embarks on an unjust war at t1 might acquire a justification for continuing at t2. In the course of making that argument, the article evaluates the various ways in which belligerents end their wars
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    VIII-Permissible Rescue Killings
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 109 (1pt2): 149-164. 2009.
  •  44
    The choice-based right to bequeath
    Analysis 61 (1): 60-65. 2001.
  •  118
    To Deliberate or to Discourse
    European Journal of Political Theory 2 (1): 107-115. 2003.
  •  54
    Reply to Wilkinson
    Res Publica 14 (2): 137-140. 2008.
    In his review of my book Whose Body is It Anyway, Wilkinson criticises the view (which I defend) that confiscating live body parts for the sake of the needy is (under some circumstances) a requirement of justice. Wilkinson makes the following three points: (a) the confiscation thesis is problematic on its own terms; (b) there is a way to justify coercive resource transfers without being committed to it; (c) the thesis rests on a highly questionable approach to the status of the body. Wilkinson’s…Read more
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    Rights, Justice and War: A Reply
    Law and Philosophy 33 (3): 391-425. 2014.
    I offer a response to Rodin’s, Statman’s, Stilz’s, and Tadros’ papers on my book Cosmopolitan War