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A Luxury Carbon Tax to Address Climate Change and Inequality: Not All Carbon Is Created Equal

A Luxury Carbon Tax to Address Climate Change and Inequality: Not All Carbon Is Created Equal

| March 2020
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Just as there is income inequality, there is also inequality in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A luxury carbon tax is worth considering. It can help to reduce emissions, stimulate low-carbon innovation, raise revenues, and address concerns about environmental justice and broader inequalities.

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The Coronavirus and Trust in the Process of International Cooperation: A System Under Pressure

The Coronavirus and Trust in the Process of International Cooperation: A System Under Pressure

| February 2020
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On January 30, 2020, the WHO Director-General declared the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations. How do we assess the response of the WHO and major states?

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Rethinking the Politics of Rights

Rethinking the Politics of Rights

| November 2019
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Many international human rights advocates have long assumed that rights are natural, universal, indivisible, and absolute–or, as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights puts it, recognition of the “equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”

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Sources of Firepower for Weaponized Rights

Sources of Firepower for Weaponized Rights

| November 2019
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“Rights” are often portrayed as things that are universal, apolitical, inherent, or natural, and as ends in themselves. But what if “rights” are mere rhetoric, a mobilizing device that can be used in service of any political aim, however liberal or illiberal it may be?

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