Evaluating war through ethics with the Ethical Decision Assessment Framework

Commanders on the battlefield face a wide range of complex decisions. While military planners can draw on decades of precedent to inform their choices in some situations, other scenarios are much more ‘grey’ – calling for new guidelines in military decision-making. Professor Anthony Lang of the School of International Relations has helped to develop the … Read more

Maré: From Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas to the Edinburgh Fringe 

In Rio de Janeiro, there are more than 1000 favelas (informal neighbourhoods) that are home to an estimated 1.5 million people. The word “favela” is often translated to “slum” or “shantytown” in English, evoking images of squalor, pain, and destitution. These connotations are amplified through efforts by the media to ensure a routine sensationalisation of … Read more