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What Future for Human Rights?

| June 12, 2014

The field of human rights covers many different beliefs, norms, institutions, and activities, and these may well have different futures. Some may flourish while others wither—along with the social movements that support them.

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State Sovereignty and International Human Rights

| June 12, 2014

An increasingly robust international politics of human rights will provide valuable support to domestic advocates, help to impede backsliding, and in at least a few cases decisively tip the balance in favor of human rights at moments of transition.

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The Future of Human Rights: A View from the United Nations

| June 12, 2014

It is with respect to human rights that the UN has experienced some of its greatest shortcomings. The new “Rights up Front” plan may help remedy that deficiency.

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From Empire to Sovereignty—and Back?

From Empire to Sovereignty—and Back?

| June 12, 2014

JENS BARTLESON

How do empires and sovereign states relate, conceptually as well as historically? It is no coincidence that many historians of political thought are in the process of rewriting the history of sovereignty in light of its changing status.

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Briefly Noted

| June 12, 2014

Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort, Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer, Raffaele Laudani, eds. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2013), 704 pp., $45 cloth. Raffaele Laudani’s new edited volume, Secret Reports on Nazi Germany, is a collection of reports written during World War II by three […]

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<i>Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy</i> by Aaron James

Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy by Aaron James

| June 12, 2014

This book brings political economy, international relations, and development economics into conversation with moral philosophy, making a critical contribution to the ethics of globalization.

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<i>Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency</i> by Lea Ypi

Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency by Lea Ypi

| June 12, 2014

In this book, Ypi proposes that theory begin with a specific political conflict, diagnose the failure of existing practices and norms to resolve it, and, in this light, develop better practices and norms.

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<i>Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World</i> by John Broome

Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World by John Broome

| June 12, 2014

DALE JAMIESON

This book greatly contributes to our attempts to meet the challenge of climate change and to answer the difficult questions that it raises.

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