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Michael Walzer's Just War Theory and the 1982 Israel War in Lebanon: Theory and Application (2022)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2022). Michael Walzer's Just War Theory and the 1982 Israel War in Lebanon: Theory and Application. Israel Studies, 27(3), 166-189. https://doi.org/10.2979/israelstudies.27.3.08

The article draws on Michael Walzer's just war theory to assess the conduct of the Lebanon War of 1982 (Operation Peace for Galilee) and argues that according to the underpinning principles of Walzer's theory, it was an unjust war. Sharon's war plans... Read More about Michael Walzer's Just War Theory and the 1982 Israel War in Lebanon: Theory and Application.

Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism? For Philosophia Symposium on Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism (CUP, 2021) (2022)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2022). Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism? For Philosophia Symposium on Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism (CUP, 2021). Philosophia, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-022-00541-9

This article explains why I decided to write the book Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism (CUP, 2021), my appreciation of multiculturalism, and my puzzlement when I heard growing attacks on multiculturalism, describing it as one of the causes of extrem... Read More about Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism? For Philosophia Symposium on Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism (CUP, 2021).

Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism: Reply to Levey, Newman and Cohen (2022)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2022). Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism: Reply to Levey, Newman and Cohen. Philosophia, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-022-00543-7

This is my reply to the symposium articles, written by Levey, Newman and Cohen. Any critique of Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism should consider the underpinning principles of the theory. I made it clear that the theory is restricted to democracies... Read More about Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism: Reply to Levey, Newman and Cohen.

Digital Promotion of Suicide: A Platform-Level Ethical Analysis (2022)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R., & Lehman-Wilzig, S. (2022). Digital Promotion of Suicide: A Platform-Level Ethical Analysis. Journal of Media Ethics, https://doi.org/10.1080/23736992.2022.2057994

This article utilizes Aristotelian and Kantian philosophies to probe the social responsibilities of internet intermediaries that in one way or another assist and promote suicide. Striking a balance between freedom of expression and social responsibil... Read More about Digital Promotion of Suicide: A Platform-Level Ethical Analysis.

Internet Crime Enabling: Stalking and Cyberstalking (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Cohen-Almagor, R., & Trottier, D. (2022). Internet Crime Enabling: Stalking and Cyberstalking. In Advances in Information and Communication. FICC 2022 (843–859). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98015-3_57

Cyberstalking is practiced by Internet abusers to harass, victimize and to mock peers, teachers, co-workers, neighbors and others. While typically framed as an individual pursuit, we suggest that it can best be understood as a collective process, bot... Read More about Internet Crime Enabling: Stalking and Cyberstalking.

Internet Crime Enabling: Stalking and Cyberstalking (2022)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R., & Trottier, D. (2022). Internet Crime Enabling: Stalking and Cyberstalking. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, 439 LNNS, 843-859. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98015-3_57

Cyberstalking is practiced by Internet abusers to harass, victimize and to mock peers, teachers, co-workers, neighbors and others. While typically framed as an individual pursuit, we suggest that it can best be understood as a collective process, bot... Read More about Internet Crime Enabling: Stalking and Cyberstalking.

The Republic, Secularism and Security: France versus the Burqa and the Niqab (2022)
Book
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2022). The Republic, Secularism and Security: France versus the Burqa and the Niqab. (1). Champaign Illinois: Springer

This book analyses French cultural policies in the face of what the French government perceives as a challenge to its Republican secular raison d'être. It makes general arguments about France’s changing identity and specific arguments about the burqa... Read More about The Republic, Secularism and Security: France versus the Burqa and the Niqab.

Lessons from peace negotiations: interview with Ehud Olmert (2021)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2021). Lessons from peace negotiations: interview with Ehud Olmert. Israel affairs, 27(6), 1160-1189. https://doi.org/10.1080/13537121.2021.1993000

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert (2006–9) offered the Palestinians the most comprehensive peace deal they had ever received. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would reply ‘soon’ and never did. This interview records Olmert’s thoughts on the... Read More about Lessons from peace negotiations: interview with Ehud Olmert.

Indivisibilité, Sécurité, Laïcité: the French ban on the burqa and the niqab (2021)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2021). Indivisibilité, Sécurité, Laïcité: the French ban on the burqa and the niqab. French Politics, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41253-021-00164-8

In France, secularism is celebrated in the public sphere. The paper makes general arguments about France’s changing identity and specific arguments about the burqa and niqab ban. It explains how French history shaped the ideology of secularism and of... Read More about Indivisibilité, Sécurité, Laïcité: the French ban on the burqa and the niqab.

Beyond Surviving to Thriving: The Case for a ‘Compassion towards Thriving’ Approach in Public Mental Health Ethics (2021)
Journal Article
Bielby, P. (2021). Beyond Surviving to Thriving: The Case for a ‘Compassion towards Thriving’ Approach in Public Mental Health Ethics. Public Health Ethics, Article phab023. https://doi.org/10.1093/phe/phab023

In this article, I argue for a novel understanding of compassion—what I call a ‘compassion towards thriving’ approach—to inform public mental health ethics. The argument is developed through two main parts. In the first part, I develop an account of... Read More about Beyond Surviving to Thriving: The Case for a ‘Compassion towards Thriving’ Approach in Public Mental Health Ethics.

Stockholm and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process: interview with State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Annika Söder (2021)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2021). Stockholm and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process: interview with State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Annika Söder. Israel affairs, 27(4), 732-749. https://doi.org/10.1080/13537121.2021.1940562

This interview with Swedish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Annika Söder (2014–19) discusses her involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and Sweden’s relationships with Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The interview assesses th... Read More about Stockholm and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process: interview with State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Annika Söder.

Freedom of Expression v. Social Responsibility on the Internet: Vivi Down Association v. Google (2021)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R., & Stamile, N. (2021). Freedom of Expression v. Social Responsibility on the Internet: Vivi Down Association v. Google. Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law, 11(2), 350-389

The aim of the article is to reflect on Google’s social responsibility by analyzing a milestone court decision, Vivi Down Association v. Google, that took place in Italy, involving the posting of an offensive video clip on Google Video. It was a land... Read More about Freedom of Expression v. Social Responsibility on the Internet: Vivi Down Association v. Google.

History of track two peace negotiations: Interview with Hussein Agha (2020)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2021). History of track two peace negotiations: Interview with Hussein Agha. Israel Studies, 26(1), 47-72. https://doi.org/10.2979/israelstudies.26.1.03

© 2021 Indiana University. All rights reserved. The article records my interview with Track Two Palestinian peace negotiator Hussein Agha. We discussed his own involvement in the peace process; the Oslo Accords; the Stockholm channel; the Beilin/Abu... Read More about History of track two peace negotiations: Interview with Hussein Agha.

Should liberal government regulate male circumcision performed in the name of Jewish tradition? (2020)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2021). Should liberal government regulate male circumcision performed in the name of Jewish tradition?. SN Social Sciences, 1(1), Article 8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-020-00011-7

The word "circumcision" comes from Latin circum (meaning "around") and caedere (meaning "to cut"). Cultural and religious justifications are employed to convince members of the community as well as outsiders that circumcision is reasonable and just.... Read More about Should liberal government regulate male circumcision performed in the name of Jewish tradition?.

Systemic evaluation of community environmental management programmes (2020)
Journal Article
Foote, J., Midgley, G., Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Hepi, M., & Earl-Goulet, J. (2021). Systemic evaluation of community environmental management programmes. European journal of operational research, 288(1), 207-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2020.05.019

© 2020 Elsevier B.V. Community environmental management (CEM) involves the facilitation of community partnerships, local dialogue, consultation and participative decision-making. This is increasingly seen as a solution to some of the more complex env... Read More about Systemic evaluation of community environmental management programmes.

Not ‘us’ and ‘them’: towards a normative legal theory of mental health vulnerability (2018)
Journal Article
Bielby, P. (2019). Not ‘us’ and ‘them’: towards a normative legal theory of mental health vulnerability. International journal of law in context, 15(1), 51-67. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744552318000149

In this article, I develop the basis of a normative legal theory of mental health vulnerability. In Section 1, I conceptualise mental health vulnerability by integrating a universal understanding of vulnerability with a subjective-evaluative, psychos... Read More about Not ‘us’ and ‘them’: towards a normative legal theory of mental health vulnerability.

Balancing freedom of expression and social responsibility on the internet (2017)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2017). Balancing freedom of expression and social responsibility on the internet. Philosophia, 45(3), 973-985. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-017-9856-6

This paper reflects on the articles submitted for the Symposium Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side. I discuss some of the criticisms of the book’s theory and my treatment of hate speech. The responsibilities of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) an... Read More about Balancing freedom of expression and social responsibility on the internet.

Charlie Hebdo : testing the limits of freedom of expression (2017)
Journal Article
Shah, N. A. (2017). Charlie Hebdo : testing the limits of freedom of expression. Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, 14(1), 83-111. https://doi.org/10.1515/mwjhr-2017-0007

The right to freedom of expression is a qualified right: it allows expression that might ‘offend, shock or disturb’ but prohibits ‘insults’, ‘abusive attacks’ and ‘hate speech’. Applying the Convention test I argue that all cartoons of the Prophet Mu... Read More about Charlie Hebdo : testing the limits of freedom of expression.