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The Morality of Security: A Theory of Just Securitization

The Morality of Security: A Theory of Just Securitization

| July 2020
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In The Morality of Security, Rita Floyd sets out to develop a normative theory of securitization: a “Just Securitization Theory.”

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Dwelling in the Age of Climate Change: The Ethics of Adaptation

Dwelling in the Age of Climate Change: The Ethics of Adaptation

| July 2020
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While climate change–induced migration has received extensive analysis from political geographers, security experts, and others, it has been undertheorized by moral and political philosophers. Elaine Kelly’s book goes a long way toward redressing that imbalance of attention.

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Rescuing Human Rights: A Radically Moderate Approach

Rescuing Human Rights: A Radically Moderate Approach

| March 2020
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With the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and the ratification of the nine core international human rights treaties over the subsequent six decades, human rights are no longer a simple matter of internal state affairs.

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Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East

Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East

| March 2020
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Could the Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years’ War in Central Europe in 1648, serve as a source of inspiration for new ideas, instruments, and methods for peacemaking in the Middle East today?

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Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans

Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans

| March 2020
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It has been said before but cannot really be said too often: By a large number of measures, human welfare has massively improved over the course of the past couple of centuries.

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Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration

Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration

| December 2019
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This book poses a central question: How should individuals respond to unjust immigration policies? Hidalgo argues that individuals are not morally obligated to comply with unjust immigration laws, and that in many cases individuals are morally obligated to resist them.

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The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder

The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder

| December 2019
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McFate challenges much conventional wisdom and his “rules” point the way to a strategy for twenty-first century defense and security.

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Expanding Responsibility for the Just War: A Feminist Critique

Expanding Responsibility for the Just War: A Feminist Critique

| December 2019
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Kellison’s new book builds on the growing body of feminist just war scholarship to pose a critique of the just war tradition that draws on a relational theory of autonomy. Humans are relational beings; therefore, all of our actions can only be understood within the multitude of relationships we have and the power structures into which those relationships fall.

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