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<i>Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition</i>, by Aisling Swaine

Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition, by Aisling Swaine

| September 2018
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The overarching aim of Aisling Swaine’s recent book is to empirically and theoretically expand our understanding of conflict-related violence against women. The breadth and depth of her analysis, combined with her extensive experiential knowledge gained as a practitioner, sets this book apart.

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<i>Toward a Cosmopolitan Ethics of Mobility: The Migrant’s-Eye View of the World</i>, by Alex Sager

Toward a Cosmopolitan Ethics of Mobility: The Migrant’s-Eye View of the World, by Alex Sager

| September 2018
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In this book, Alex Sager challenges the “methodological nationalism” that dominates debates in migration ethics and offers a new way to think normatively about mobility and borders.

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<i>Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century</i>, by Kathryn Sikkink

Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century, by Kathryn Sikkink

| September 2018
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Kathryn Sikkink’s recent book introduces a set of new ideas and approaches for assessing human rights’ effectiveness that, like her past groundbreaking work, will likely be debated, developed, and critiqued for years to come.

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<i>Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World</i>, by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier

Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World, by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier

| September 2018
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This book helps us to adopt a much broader perspective on the current refugee crisis and what it might take to adequately address it. It is a clearly written analysis of how we got to where we are, what the current situation is, and where we ought to go from here.

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Briefly Noted: <i>Psychology of a Superpower: Security and Dominance in U.S. Foreign Policy</i>, by Christopher J. Fettweis

Briefly Noted: Psychology of a Superpower: Security and Dominance in U.S. Foreign Policy, by Christopher J. Fettweis

| September 2018
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In this book, Christopher J. Fettweis applies lessons from psychology to analyze the impact that being the world’s sole superpower has had on the leaders of the United States and the foreign policies they have crafted since the end of the Cold War.

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<i>International Criminal Tribunals: A Normative Defense</i>, by Larry May and Shannon Fyfe

International Criminal Tribunals: A Normative Defense, by Larry May and Shannon Fyfe

| June 2018
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Larry May and Shannon Fyfe take up a wide range of critiques that scholars and others have leveled at international criminal tribunals and argue that although most have some validity, none are fatal to the enterprise of international criminal justice.

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<i>Gender, UN Peacebuilding, and the Politics of Space: Locating Legitimacy</i>, by Laura J. Shepherd

Gender, UN Peacebuilding, and the Politics of Space: Locating Legitimacy, by Laura J. Shepherd

| June 2018
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Through rigorous and rich discourse analysis, Laura J. Shepherd interrogates not only how the UN understands peacebuilding itself but also how it understands gender, women, and civil society.

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<i>Just War Thinkers: From Cicero to the 21st Century</i>, edited by Daniel R. Brunstetter and Cian O’Driscoll

Just War Thinkers: From Cicero to the 21st Century, edited by Daniel R. Brunstetter and Cian O’Driscoll

| June 2018
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This volume provides an overview of the development of just war thinking over the centuries through a series of contextualized snapshots of individuals whose work has contributed to the development of the just war tradition in some way.

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