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  1. Fernando R. Teson & Jonathan Klick, Global Justice and Trade: A Puzzling Omission.
    Economists generally agree that free trade leads to economic growth. This proposition is supported both by theoretical models and empirical data. Further, while the empirical evidence is more limited on this question, the general consensus among economists holds that trade restrictions are likely to hurt the poor. Even if the latter consensus turns out to be wrong, if free trade leads to superior growth, governments would have more resources to redistribute to the poor. It is surprising then that philosophers and (...)
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  2. Fernando R. Tesón (ed.) (forthcoming). The Theory of Self-Determination. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  3. Fernando R. Tesón (2014). The Moral Structure of Humanitarian Intervention. In Andrew I. Cohen & Christopher H. Wellman (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics. Wiley Blackwell 22--391.
  4. Fernando R. Tesón (2012). Why Free Trade is Required by Justice. Social Philosophy and Policy 29 (1):126-153.
    The article argues that free trade is required by any plausible conception of justice. Free trade is supported by a host of consequentialist and deontological reasons. Empirically, trade increases global and national wealth, and in particular helps the poor. Morally, those who benefit from protectionist laws are not deserving beneficiaries of wealth redistribution. Both economic theory and evidence amply warrant the view that trade is beneficial. Protectionism by rich countries is harmful, not only to those countries' consumers, but to producers (...)
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  5. Richard W. Miller, George R. Lucas Jr, Jeff McMahan, Darrel Moellendorf, Enabling Monsters, Fernando R. Tesón, Ending War, David Rodin, Global Democratization & John S. Dryzek (2011). Carnegie Council. Ethics and International Affairs 25.
     
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  6. Fernando R. Tesón (2011). Enabling Monsters: A Reply to Professor Miller. Ethics and International Affairs 25 (2):165-182.
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  7. Fernando R. Tesón (2011). Humanitarian Intervention: Loose Ends. Journal of Military Ethics 10 (3):192-212.
    Abstract The article addresses three aspects of the humanitarian intervention doctrine. It argues, first, that the value of sovereignty rests on the justified social processes of the target state ? the horizontal contract. Foreign interventions, even when otherwise justified, must respect the horizontal contract. In contrast, morally objectionable social processes (such as the subjection of women) are not protected by sovereignty (intervention, of course, may be banned for other reasons). In addition, tyrants have no moral protection against interventions directed at (...)
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  8. Fernando R. Tesón (2011). The Liberal Constitution and Foreign Affairs. Social Philosophy and Policy 28 (1):115-149.
    Scholars have debated the meaning of the foreign-relations clauses in the U.S. Constitution. This essay attempts to outline the foreign-relations clauses that an ideal constitution should have. A liberal constitution must enable the government to implement a morally defensible foreign policy. The first priority is the defense of liberty. The constitution must allow the government to effectively defend persons, territory, and liberal institutions themselves. The liberal government should also contribute to the advancement of global freedom, subject to a number of (...)
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  9. Guido Pincione & Fernando R. Tesón (2010). Rational Choice and Democratic Deliberation: A Theory of Discourse Failure. Cambridge University Press.
    In public political deliberation, people will err and lie in accordance with definite patterns. Such discourse failure results from behavior that is both instrumentally and epistemically rational. The deliberative practices of a liberal democracy cannot be improved so as to overcome the tendency for rational citizens to believe and say things at odds with reliable propositions of social science. The theory has several corollaries. One is that much contemporary political philosophy can be seen as an unsuccessful attempt to vindicate, on (...)
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  10. Guido Pincione & FERNANDO R. TESÓN (2006). Rational Ignorance and Political Morality. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 (1):71 - 96.
    People frequently advance political proposals in the name of a goal while remaining apparently indifferent to the fact that those proposals, if implemented, would frustrate that goal. Theorists of "deliberative democracy" purport to avoid this difficulty by arguing that deliberation is primarily about moral not empirical issues. We reject this view (the moral turn) and propose a method (The Display Test) to check whether a political utterance is best explained by the rational ignorance hypothesis or by the moral turn: the (...)
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  11. Fernando R. Tesón (2006). Eight Principles for Humanitarian Intervention. Journal of Military Ethics 5 (2):93-113.
    When is humanitarian intervention legitimate and how should such interventions be conducted? This article sets out eight liberal principles that underlie humanitarian intervention, some of them abstract principles of international ethics and others more concrete principles that apply specifically to humanitarian intervention. It argues that whilst these principles do not determine the legitimacy of particular interventions, they should ?incline? our judgments towards approval or disapproval. The basic principles include the liberal idea that governments are the mere agents of the people, (...)
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  12. Fernando R. Tesón (2005). Ending Tyranny in Iraq. Ethics and International Affairs 19 (2):1–20.
    President George W. Bush surprised many observers in his second inaugural address when he promised to oppose tyranny and oppression, and this in a world not always willing or ready to join in that fight. Humanitarian intervention is again on the forefront of world politics.
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  13. Fernando R. Tesón (2005). Of Tyrants and Empires. Ethics and International Affairs 19 (2):27–30.
    "If being a humanitarian imperialist means advocating that the hegemon use its might to advance freedom, human rights, and democracy, then I am a humanitarian imperialist.".
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  14. Fernando R. Tesón (2004). On Trade and Justice. Theoria 51 (104):192-202.
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  15. Fernando R. Tesón (2004). Self-Defense in International Law and Rights of Persons. Ethics and International Affairs 18 (1):87–92.
  16. Guido Pincione & Fernando R. Tesón (2001). Self-Defeating Symbolism in Politics. Journal of Philosophy 98 (12):636-652.
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  17. Fernando R. Tesón (2001). Self-Defeating Symbolism In Politics. Journal of Philosophy 98 (12):636 - 652.
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  18. John Deigh, Robert E. Goodin David Parker, Louise M. Antony, Richard J. Arneson, Hilary Charlesworth, Richard Mulgan, Martha C. Nussbaum, Eamonn Callan, Lester H. Hunt & Fernando R. Teson (2000). 26. Book Notes Book Notes (Pp. 199-216). Ethics 111 (1).
     
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  19. Fernando R. Teson (2000). Book Reviews:Re‐Imagining Political Community: Studies in Cosmopolitan Democracy. [REVIEW] Ethics 111 (1):157-160.
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  20. Fernando R. Tesón (1998). A Philosophy of International Law. Westview Press.
    Why should sovereign states obey international law? What compels them to owe allegiance to a higher set of rules when each country is its own law of the land? What is the basis of their obligations to each other? Conventional wisdom suggests that countries are too different from one another culturally to follow laws out of mere loyalty to each other or a set of shared moral values. Surely, the prevailing view holds, countries act simply out of self-interest, and they (...)
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  21. J. Bryan Hehir, Pierre Laberge, Michael N. Barnett, Brad R. Roth, Fernando R. Tesón, Steven P. Lee, Russell Hardin, Thomas Donaldson, Frances V. Harbour & Thomas W. Smith (1995). Carnegie Council. Ethics and International Affairs 9.
     
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  22. Fernando R. Teson (1995). The Rawlsian Theory of International Law. Ethics International Affairs 9 (1):79-99.
    Teson critiques a recent article by John Rawls in which Rawls extends his acclaimed political theory to include international relations.
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  23. Fernando R. Tesón (1995). The Rawlsian Theory of International Law. Ethics and International Affairs 9 (1):79–99.
    Teson critiques a recent article by John Rawls in which Rawls extends his acclaimed political theory to include international relations.
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  24. Fernando R. Tesón (1988). Humanitarian Intervention an Inquiry Into Law and Morality. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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