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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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Briefly Noted

| June 12, 2015

The Twilight of Human Rights Law, Eric A. Posner (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), 200 pp., $21.95 cloth. In concert with recent pessimistic scholarship on the human rights regime, Eric Posner slams the efficacy of international human rights law in The Twilight of Human Rights Law. He argues that international law has done little […]

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Against Moral Absolutism: Surveillance and Disclosure After Snowden

Against Moral Absolutism: Surveillance and Disclosure After Snowden

| June 12, 2015

RAHUL SAGAR

Now that the uproar provoked by the disclosure of the NSA surveillance programs has lessened and Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald have had a chance to make the case for their actions, we are in a position to evaluate whether their disclosure and publication of communications intelligence was justified.

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The Idea of Universality in the Sustainable Development Goals

| June 12, 2015

Despite an apparent “emerging consensus that the post-2015 agenda should be universal,” there is less agreement over what universality means, and how this demand should be reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Response to Critics of <i>The Thin Justice of International Law</i>

Response to Critics of The Thin Justice of International Law

| June 4, 2015

STEVEN RATNER

In this, the final contribution to our online symposium, Ratner responds to critics of his book.

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