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  1. Property Rights and the Resource Curse.Leif Wenar - 2008 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 36 (1):2–32.
    forthcoming in Philosophy & Public Affairs [2008].
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  2. The Nature of Rights.Leif Wenar - 2005 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 33 (3):223-252.
    The twentieth century saw a vigorous debate over the nature of rights. Will theorists argued that the function of rights is to allocate domains of freedom. Interest theorists portrayed rights as defenders of well-being. Each side declared its conceptual analysis to be closer to an ordinary understanding of what rights there are, and to an ordinary understand- ing of what rights do for rightholders. Neither side could win a decisive victory, and the debate ended in a standoff.
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    The Nature of Claim-Rights.Leif Wenar - 2013 - Ethics 123 (2):202-229.
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    Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy.Patricia Illingworth, Thomas Pogge & Leif Wenar (eds.) - 2011 - Oup Usa.
    In GIVING WELL: THE ETHICS OF PHILANTHROPY, an accomplished trio of editors bring together an international group of distinguished philosophers, social scientists, lawyers and practitioners to identify and address the most urgent moral questions arising today in the practice of philanthropy.
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    Rights.Leif Wenar - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Rights dominate most modern understandings of what actions are proper and which institutions are just. Rights structure the forms of our governments, the contents of our laws, and the shape of morality as we perceive it. To accept a set of rights is to approve a distribution of freedom and authority, and so to endorse a certain view of what may, must, and must not be done.
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    What We Owe to Distant Others.Leif Wenar - 2003 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 2 (3):283-304.
    What morality requires of us in a world of poverty and inequality depends both on what our duties are in the abstract, and on what we can do to help. T.M. Scanlon's contractualism addresses the first question. I suggest that contractualism isolates the moral factors that frame our deliberations about the extent of our obligations in situations of need. To this extent, contractualism clarifies our common-sense understanding of our duties to distant others. The second, empirical question then becomes vital. What (...)
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  7. Political Liberalism: An Internal Critique.Leif Wenar - 1995 - Ethics 106 (1):32-62.
  8. Original Acquisition of Private Property.L. Wenar - 1998 - Mind 107 (428):799-820.
    Suppose libertarians could prove that durable, unqualified private property rights could be created through 'original acquisition' of unowned resources in a state of nature. Such a proof would cast serious doubt on the legitimacy of the modern state. It could also render the approach to property rights that I favour irrelevant. I argue here that none of the familiar Lockean-libertarian arguments for a strong natural right to acquisition succeed, and that any successful argument for grounding a right to acquire would (...)
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  9. Poverty is No Pond: Challenges For the Affluent.Leif Wenar - 2011 - In Patricia Illingworth, Thomas Pogge & Leif Wenar (eds.), Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy. Oup Usa. pp. 104--132.
     
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    Accountability in International Development Aid.Leif Wenar - 2006 - Ethics and International Affairs 20 (1):1–23.
    Contemporary movements for the reform of global institutions advocate greater transparency, greater democracy, and greater accountability. Of these three, accountability is the master value. Transparency is valuable as means to accountability: more transparent institutions reveal whether officials have performed their duties. Democracy is valuable as a mechanism of accountability: elections enable the people peacefully to remove officials who have not done what it is their responsibility to do. “Accountability,” it has been said, “is the central issue of our time.” The (...)
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    Clean Trade in Natural Resources.Leif Wenar - 2011 - Ethics and International Affairs 25 (1):27-39.
    The resource curse impedes core interests of importing states, while the policies of these states drive the resource curse. These policies violate importing states' existing international commitments.
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    The Unity of Rawls’s Work.Leif Wenar - 2004 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 1 (3):265-275.
    This article presents a unifying interpretation of Rawls’s major works. The interpretation emphasizes the parallels in Rawls’s theories of justice and legitimacy for domestic and global institutions.
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  13. Reparations for the Future.Leif Wenar - 2006 - Journal of Social Philosophy 37 (3):396–405.
    All of these claims for reparations have mobilized popular support, and all share a degree of intuitive plausibility. The challenge to the theorist is to judge whether and which of such demands are grounded in sound principles of political normativity, so as to be able to select out the valid claims and to measure how the urgency of these claims compares with other demands on the public agenda. The most basic question for those considering the justifications of reparations is how (...)
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  14. Epistemic Rights and Legal Rights.Leif Wenar - 2003 - Analysis 63 (2):142–146.
    A Northern Ireland politician declared not long ago that the British people had a right not to believe the IRA’s latest statement on disarmament. Therefore, he said, the British government had no right to allow the IRA further representation at the talks. Rights assertions like these are quite common in everyday talk, even if pronouncements linking epistemic and legal rights are less so.
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    Human Rights and Equality in the Work of David Miller.Leif Wenar - 2008 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11 (4):401-411.
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    Contractualism and Global Economic Justice.Leif Wenar - 2001 - Metaphilosophy 32 (1-2):79-94.
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    John Rawls.Leif Wenar - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    justice as fairness envisions a society of free citizens holding equal basic rights cooperating within an egalitarian economic system. His account of political liberalism addresses the legitimate use of political power in a democracy, aiming to show how enduring unity may be achieved despite the diversity of worldviews that free institutions allow. His writings on the law of peoples extend these theories to liberal foreign policy, with the goal of imagining how a peaceful and tolerant international order might be possible.
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  18. Why Rawls is Not a Cosmopolitan Egalitarian.Leif Wenar - unknown
    In John Rawls’s The Law of Peoples we find unfamiliar concepts, surprising pronouncements, and what appear from a familiar Rawlsian perspective to be elementary errors in reasoning.1 Even Rawls’s most sensitive and sympathetic interpreters have registered unusually deep misgivings about the book.2 Most perplexing of all is the general character of the view that Rawls sets out to justify. For in this book Rawls, the twentieth century’s leading liberal egalitarian, advances a theory which shows no direct concern for individuals and (...)
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    Are Liberal Peoples Peaceful?Leif Wenar & B. Milanovic - 2009 - Journal of Political Philosophy 17 (4):462-486.
  20. Realistic Reform of International Trade in Resources.Leif Wenar - 2010 - In Alison M. Jaggar (ed.), Thomas Pogge and His Critics. Polity.
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    The Supply Side of Love.Leif Wenar - 2017 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 94 (3):749-754.
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    The Concept of Property and the Takings Clause.Leif Wenar - unknown
    Leif Wenar examines the impact on takings scholarship of the redefinition of "property" early in the twentieth century. He argues that the Hohfeldian characterization of property as rights (instead of as tangible things) forced major scholars such as Michelman, Sax, and Epstein into extreme interpretations of the Takings Clause. This extremism is unnecessary, however, since the original objections to the idea that "property is things" are mistaken.
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    Responsibility and Severe Poverty.Leif Wenar - 2007 - In Thomas Pogge (ed.), Freedom From Poverty as a Human Right: Who Owes What to the Very Poor? Co-Published with Unesco. Oxford University Press.
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  24. 9 The Value of Rights.Leif Wenar - 2005 - In Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke & David Shier (eds.), Law and Social Justice. MIT Press. pp. 3--179.
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    Epistemic Rights and Legal Rights.L. Wenar - 2003 - Analysis 63 (2):142-146.
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    Rights and What We Owe to Each Other.Leif Wenar - 2013 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (4):375-399.
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  27. What We Owe to Distant.Leif Wenar - unknown
    What morality requires of us in a world of poverty and inequality depends both on what our duties are in the abstract, and on what we can do to help. T.M. Scanlon’s contractualism addresses the first question. I suggest that contractualism isolates the moral factors that frame our deliberations about the extent of our obligations in situations of need. To this extent, contractualism clarifies our common-sense understanding of our duties to distant others. The second, empirical question then becomes vital. What (...)
     
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  28. The Diversity of Rights in Contemporary Ethical and Political Thought.Leif Wenar & S. Macedo - manuscript
    The Nature of Rights at the American Founding and Beyond ed. B. Shain (University of Virginia Press, 2007): 280-302.
     
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  29. The Analysis of Rights.Leif Wenar - 2008 - In Matthew H. Kramer (ed.), The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart: Legal, Political, and Moral Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
     
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    The Basic Structure as Object: Institutions and Humanitarian Concern.Leif Wenar - 2005 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 35 (sup1):253-278.
  31. Property.Leif Wenar - unknown
    “There is nothing which so generally strikes the imagination, and engages the affections of mankind, as the right of property; or that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in total exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe.” (Blackstone, p.
     
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    Raymond Geuss, Public Goods, Private Goods:Public Goods, Private Goods.Leif Wenar - 2002 - Ethics 113 (1):151-154.
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    Coercion in Cross-Border Property Rights.Leif Wenar - 2015 - Social Philosophy and Policy 32 (1):171-191.
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    The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice.L. Wenar - 2005 - Philosophical Review 114 (2):285-288.
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    Book Review:Hayek and Modern Liberalism. Chandran Kukathas. [REVIEW]Leif Wenar - 1992 - Ethics 102 (3):663-.
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    One World: The Ethics of Globalization, Peter Singer , 208 Pp., $21.95 Cloth.World Poverty and Human Rights: Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms, Thomas W. Pogge , 296 Pp., $62.95 Cloth, $27.95 Paper. [REVIEW]Leif Wenar - 2003 - Ethics and International Affairs 17 (2):121-123.
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    L'individu, l'État et les droits de base.Leif Wenar - 2007 - Philosophiques 34 (1):97-112.
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  38. Hayek on Hayek: An Autobiographical Dialogue.Stephen Kresge & Leif Wenar (eds.) - 1994 - Routledge.
    This book traces the life's work of a man now widely regarded as one of the greatest economists, political philosophers and social theorists of the century. The result is the most alive and accessible introduction to Hayek to date.
     
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  39. Carnegie Council.Terry Nardin, Henry Shue, Leif Wenar, Allen Buchanan, Robert O. Keohane, Steve Vanderheiden & Aidan Hehir - 2011 - Ethics and International Affairs 25.
     
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  40. Accountability in International Development Aid.Leif Wenar - 2006 - Ethics & International Affairs 20 (1).
    Concerns over aid effectiveness have led to calls for greater accountability in international development aid. This article examines the state of accountability within and between international development agencies: aid NGOs, international financial institutions, and government aid ministries.
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  41. [Book Review][Book Reviews]. [REVIEW]Leif Wenar - 2003 - Ethics and International Affairs 17 (2):121-123.
     
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  42. Clean Trade in Natural Resources.Leif Wenar - 2011 - Ethics & International Affairs 25 (1).
    The resource curse impedes core interests of importing states, while the policies of these states drive the resource curse. These policies violate importing states' existing international commitments.
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  43. Forthcoming.“What We Owe to Distant Others.”.Leif Wenar - forthcoming - Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.
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  44. "October 12th." Rights.".Leif Wenar - forthcoming - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  45. The Nature of the Claim.Leif Wenar - 2008 - In Matthew Kramer, Claire Grant, Ben Colburn & Antony Hatzistavrou (eds.), The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart: Legal, Political and Moral Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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