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The Responsibility to Protect Turns Ten

| June 12, 2015

The Responsibility to Protect has become an established international norm associated with positive changes to the way that international society responds to genocide and mass atrocities. With only a few exceptions, states accept that they have committed to RtoP and agree on the principle’s core elements.

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<i>Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed—and What It Means for Our Future,</i> by Dale Jamieson

Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed—and What It Means for Our Future, by Dale Jamieson

| June 12, 2015

Jamieson is interested in the real rather than the ideal world. The result is a book that is uncommonly accessible to nonspecialists, and will resonate even among those working in the trenches of climate policy.

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Just War Theory and the Last of Last Resort

| June 12, 2015

Last resort should be jettisoned from the just war tradition because adhering to it can require causing or allowing severe harms to a greater number of innocents than if an alternative, violent policy were enacted.

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Innocents Abroad? Liberal Educators in Illiberal Societies

Innocents Abroad? Liberal Educators in Illiberal Societies

| June 12, 2015

JIM SLEEPER

Is anything in liberal education nonnegotiable? With numerous expansions abroad, American universities are testing these limits.

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Human Rights Law Without Natural Moral Rights

Human Rights Law Without Natural Moral Rights

| June 12, 2015

In his latest work, Allen Buchanan outlines a novel framework for assessing the system of international human rights law—the system that he takes to be the heart of modern human rights practice. The book is brimming with new ideas and insights, with three main claims that have particularly interesting implications.

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<i>Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy</i> by Francis Fukuyama

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama

| June 12, 2015

Where did strong, adaptable, accountable states come from, and why do some countries have them and others do not? Fukuyama discusses three main paths to statehood, of which only one is sustainable in the long run.

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<i>The Ethics of Immigration</i> by Joseph Carens

The Ethics of Immigration by Joseph Carens

| June 12, 2015

The current ethical debate about the legitimacy of migration controls would not exist but for Joseph Carens’ writing. At last the book-length version of his arguments has been released, and it has justified its long gestation.

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Summer 2015 (Issue 29.2)

Summer 2015 (Issue 29.2)

| June 12, 2015

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This issue includes essays by Jim Sleeper on liberal education in illiberal societies and by Rahul Sagar on the ethics of surveillance and disclosure; features by Alex Bellamy on the Responsibility to Protect at ten, Eamon Aloyo on just war theory and the unnecessary category of last resort, and Graham Long on universality and the Millennium Development Goals; a review essay by Rowan Cruft on human rights law and moral rights; and book reviews by Jack Snyder, Michael Blake, and Dan Bodansky.

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