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The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present by David Runciman
This book provides a clear and plausible articulation of democracy’s central dilemma, paired with a far less definite treatment of its implications for the conduct of public affairs, either in the past or today.
As Clark shows, order is much more than balancing, deterrence, diplomacy, peace, and war. How international society manages global problems should be of major concern to all of us.
An innovative and resonate work, this book explores new ground in Pettit’s ongoing attempt to articulate the importance of republicanism in the modern age.
SCOTT RUSSELL SANDERS
So far we have failed to act on the scale or with the urgency required to avert the unfolding disaster of climate change. Why are we failing? What keeps us from caring for the atmosphere as a shared, finite, and fragile envelope for life?
SIR RICHARD JOLLY
Each of these books underlines the predicaments and challenges of global governance today. Stronger initiatives are urgently needed to provide the opportunities for more positive national action.
Modern law’s response to mass atrocities vacillates equivocally in how it understands the dramatis personae to these expansive tragedies, at once extraordinary and ubiquitous.
The world is dashing toward greater and more devastating climate intensification. Nonetheless, opportunities for moral action abound. Embracing these opportunities may well come to define what it means to be fully human in an age of climate change.
This issue features an essay by Mark Osiel on identifying the perpetrators of atrocity crimes; a centennial roundtable on climate change featuring Stephen M. Gardiner, Scott Russell Sanders, Paul Wapner, Clive Hamilton, Clare Palmer, Daniel Mittler, and Thomas E. Lovejoy; a feature article by Christian Enemark on “Drones, Risk, and Perpetual Force”; a review essay by Sir Richard Jolly on global governance; and book reviews.