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  1.  13
    Genetic Profiling: Ethical Constraints Upon Criminal Investigation Procedures.Michael Boylan - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (2):236-252.
    This essay begins with a current case involving racial profiling and DNA testing. The two combine to raise some troubling issues involving the use of each in police investigation. It is argued that racial profiling is unethical and ought to be avoided and that DNA testing on general populations of innocent people is fraught with dangers.
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    Moral Actors and Political Spectators: On Some Virtues and Vices of Rawls's Liberalism.Giovanni De Grandis - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (2):217-235.
    The paper defends the theoretical strength and consistency of Rawls's constructivism, showing its ability to articulate and convincingly weave together several key ethical ideas; yet it questions the political relevance of this admirable normative architecture. After having illustrated Rawls's conception of moral agency and practical reason, the paper tackles two criticisms raised by Scheffler. First the allegation of naturalism based on Rawls's disdain of common sense ideas on desert is rebutted. It is then shown that, contrary to Scheffler's contention, Rawls (...)
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    Is Workfare Egalitarian?Neil Hibbert - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (2):200-216.
    A prominent feature of the ongoing politics of welfare state restructuring is the development of workfare policies, defined as the attachment of a work condition to entitlement to basic income support. Workfare rejects unconditional rights of social citizenship, which formed the basis of social democratic political reforms and advocacy throughout the twentieth century. Nevertheless, workfare has received notable theoretical justification from egalitarian political theorists. This paper addresses four egalitarian arguments for workfare: the arguments from recipient self-respect, rational paternalism, fair reciprocity, (...)
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    Terrorism and Western Modernity: Religion, Reason and the Loss of the RealA Review of Jean Baudrillard,The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact; Terry Eagleton,Holy Terror; and Sam Harris,The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason. [REVIEW]Torsten Michel - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (2):278-287.
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    Catherine Lu,Just and Unjust Interventions in World Politics: Public and Private, 224 Pp., £45/$75 Hardcover. [REVIEW]Taryn Shepperd - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (2):288-291.
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    The Ideological Roots of Right-Wing Ethnoregionalism and the Civic Republican Critique.Alberto Spektorowski - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (2):253-277.
    The rise of regional identities in Europe is a process largely welcomed by liberals and especially applauded by radical democratic and postcolonial theorists. Yet this trend towards post-nation-state identity is not only attractive to democratic and postcolonial theories, but is also an integral part of current neo-fascist ideologies. This article examines the intellectual origins of rightwing ethnoregionalism and the idea of ‘exclusionist multiculturalism’ through the works of Pierre Drieu La Rochelle and Alain de Benoist. It also compares the idea of (...)
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    Political Scandal and the Politics of Exposure: From Watergate to Lewinsky and Beyond.Stephen Welch - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (2):181-199.
    The paper advances an interpretation of political scandal and its place in democratic politics, taking the scandals of the ‘Watergate era’ in American politics as its evidential basis. The interpretation focuses on an aspect of political scandal that has been neglected in existing treatments, namely the politically constructed rather than epistemologically simple nature of scandalous ‘exposure’. The career of the ‘smoking gun’ in the Watergate era provides illustration. The paper goes on to relate political scandal as both symptom and stimulus (...)
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    Considering Reasonableness.Shaun Young - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (2):163-80.
    Despite the relative ease and regularity with which it is used by policymakers and the functional role that it often plays in the policy development process, the concept of reasonableness has essentially been overlooked by public policy scholars in their analysis of the factors influencing the development of public policy. However, the maintenance of the analytical status quo is likely to prove increasingly difficult. As the issues that governments must address become increasingly complicated and controversial and it becomes correspondingly more (...)
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    Introduction: Kantian Aspects of Practical Normativity.Sorin Baiasu - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (1):1-7.
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    Kantian Metaphysics and the Normative Force of Practical Principles.Sorin Baiasu - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (1):37-56.
    The aim of this paper is threefold. First, I critically examine two dominant Kantian views of practical justification and argue that they cannot provide an appropriate account of the normative force of moral and political principles. Secondly, as the main reason for these unsuccessful attempts, I identify a certain interpretation of Kant's account of practical judgement. Finally, I point to some of the differences between this interpretation and Kant's own claims on practical judgement, in order to suggest an alternative approach; (...)
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    Publicity and Provisional Right.Gary Banham - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (1):73-89.
    This piece presents an account of Kant's notion of provisional right and connects this conception to his defence of two principles of publicity. The argument is to the effect that understanding the notion of provisional right will enable us to comprehend the Kantian picture of the state of nature, the basis of the transition from such a state to the civil condition and also his treatment of international right. The paper also presents the sketch of a Kantian theory of normatively (...)
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    Shamanistic Incantations? Rawls, Reasonableness and Secular Fundamentalism.Stephen de Wijze - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (1):109-128.
    The paper examines a specific charge against Rawls's political liberalism, namely that the manner in which it uses the notion of reasonableness renders it a form of secular fundamentalism. The paper begins with an examination of what Rawls means by his notion of ‘the reasonable’ and briefly outlines its role in his version of political liberalism. This leads to a discussion of the different meanings of ‘secular fundamentalism’ and how it is specifically used in its criticism of Rawls's ‘justice as (...)
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    The Habermas–Rawls DisputeRedivivus.James Gordon Finlayson - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (1):144-162.
    This article re-examines the Habermas–Rawls debate. It contends that what is at issue in this dispute has largely been missed. The standard view that principle and the original position form a useful point of comparison between their respective theories and that the dispute between them can be fruitfully understood on this basis is rejected. I show how this view has arisen and why it is wrong. The real issue between them lies in their respective accounts of the justification of political (...)
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    The Principle of Right: Practical Reason and Justification in Kant's Ethical and Political Philosophy.Alison Hills - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (1):24-36.
    The principle of right is Kant's main formulation of the rules of politics, and it has obvious affinities with the moral law. Do we have moral reasons to obey the principle? I argue that we may have moral reasons to obey the principle ourselves, but not coercively to enforce it. Do we have prudential reasons to obey the principle? I argue that we do not have reasons based on happiness, but that we may have prudential reasons of a wholly different, (...)
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    Colonialism and Hospitality.Peter Niesen - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (1):90-108.
    For Kant, the contents of cosmopolitan law are to be ‘limited’ to non-citizens' subjective rights to hospitality. Although hospitality yields universal and far-reaching communicative rights, its limits may seem overly restrictive at first. I argue that this narrow focus is intended to fend off justifications for colonial occupation that could otherwise draw support from Kant's own doctrine of private law. Kantian hospitality is further limited in that it does not cover all forms of communicative exchange. As can be shown from (...)
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    Rawls' Idea of Public Reason and Democratic Legitimacy.Fabienne Peter - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (1):129-143.
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    Judges in Our Own Case: Kantian Legislation and Responsibility Attribution.Garrath Williams - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (1):8-23.
    This paper looks at the attribution of moral responsibility in the light of Kant's claim that the maxims of our actions should be universalizable. Assuming that it is often difficult for us to judge which actions satisfy this test, it suggests one way of translating Kantian morality into practice. Suppose that it is possible to read each action, via its maxim, as a communication addressed to the world: as an attempt to set the terms on which we should interact with (...)
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    Kantian Cosmopolitan Right.Howard Williams - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (1):57-72.
    This paper provides an outline of Kant's ideas on international right showing how they derive from his general view of law and showing how they relate to his cosmopolitan ideal of hospitality, his views on colonialism and the vexed issue of intervention in the internal politics of other states. It can be shown – based on his ideal of hospitality and good state practice – that Kant is reluctant to recommend intervention by advanced states in the affairs of other states (...)
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    Moral Agents and Political Spectators. On Some Virtues and Vices of Rawls’s Liberalism.Giovanni De Grandis - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 2 (3):217-235.
    The paper defends the theoretical strength and consistency of Rawls's constructivism, showing its ability to articulate and convincingly weave together several key ethical ideas; yet it questions the political relevance of this admirable normative architecture. After having illustrated Rawls's conception of moral agency and practical reason, the paper tackles two criticisms raised by Scheffler. First the allegation of naturalism based on Rawls's disdain of common sense ideas on desert is rebutted. It is then shown that, contrary to Scheffler's contention, Rawls (...)
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