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Saving the International Justice Regime: Beyond Backlash against International Courts

Saving the International Justice Regime: Beyond Backlash against International Courts

| October 11, 2022
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In Saving the International Justice Regime: Beyond Backlash against International Courts, Courtney Hillebrecht provides answers to important questions related to the backlash politics of international justice: What is backlash and what forms does it take, and why do states and elites engage in backlash against international human rights and courts?

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The Origins of Overthrow: How Emotional Frustration Shapes US Regime Change Interventions

The Origins of Overthrow: How Emotional Frustration Shapes US Regime Change Interventions

| October 11, 2022
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Payam Ghalehdar’s fascinating book The Origins of Overthrow: How Emotional Frustration Shapes US Regime Change Interventions addresses an important puzzle: Why do states often pay exorbitant costs to pursue regime change when it so rarely achieves their objectives?

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International Development Cooperation Today: A Radical Shift towards a Global Paradigm

International Development Cooperation Today: A Radical Shift towards a Global Paradigm

| October 11, 2022
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The literature on international development cooperation tends to be dominated by scholars and policymakers based at Anglo-American universities and research institutes. It is therefore refreshing to encounter perspectives from outside of this somewhat insular bubble. A recently published compendium by Patrick Develtere, Huib Huyse, and Jan Van Ongevalle is a case in point.

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The Meaning of Terrorism

The Meaning of Terrorism

| July 29, 2022
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Terrorism is an essentially contested term in contemporary moral and political discourse. The Meaning of Terrorism is carefully argued, clearly written, and filled with empirical examples that challenge how we think about terrorism.

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Sharing Responsibility: The History and Future of Protection from Atrocities

Sharing Responsibility: The History and Future of Protection from Atrocities

| July 29, 2022
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Protecting civilians from atrocities and the arbitrary behavior of states is the subject of passionate debate among supporters and critics, for whom the core norms undergirding its latest manifestation, the responsibility to protect (RtoP), are either worthy of continued investment or doomed to irrelevance following misuse and misapplication.

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Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War

Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War

| March 10, 2022
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The concept of “forever war” has moved from the margins to the mainstream in recent years. In his important new book Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War, Samuel Moyn puts the law of armed conflict at the center of the forever war.

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The “Third” United Nations: How a Knowledge Ecology Helps the UN Think

The “Third” United Nations: How a Knowledge Ecology Helps the UN Think

| March 10, 2022
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The United Nations is unique in its capacity to convene global discourse, particularly conversations to address global problems that humanity must face together. If the United Nations is to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, pandemics, and climate change,” as Tatiana Carayannis and Thomas G. Weiss put it in The “Third” United Nations, those conversations must succeed at identifying viable global solutions, and solutions that reflect reasonable consideration of perspectives of people all over the earth.

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Delta Democracy: Pathways to Incremental Civic Revolution in Egypt and Beyond

Delta Democracy: Pathways to Incremental Civic Revolution in Egypt and Beyond

| March 10, 2022
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Delta Democracy makes important contributions to scholarly literature and to our understanding of international development and foreign policy concerning the complex role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt and elsewhere.

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