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<i>Just Responsibility: A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice</i>, by Brooke A. Ackerly

Just Responsibility: A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice, by Brooke A. Ackerly

| December 2018
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This book offers a clear argument for assuming political responsibility toward basic structures of injustice in the developing world.

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<i>Return of the Barbarians: Confronting Non-State Actors from Ancient Rome to the Present</i>, by Jakub J. Grygiel

Return of the Barbarians: Confronting Non-State Actors from Ancient Rome to the Present, by Jakub J. Grygiel

| December 2018
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In this book, Jakub J. Grygiel provocatively shows how strategic actors beyond nation-states are making resurgence.

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<i>A Foreign Policy for the Left</i>, by Michael Walzer

A Foreign Policy for the Left, by Michael Walzer

| December 2018
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Michael Walzer’s new book brings together essays from the past sixteen years to offer pragmatic ethical guidance on matters of foreign policy.

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<i>Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory</i>, by Chris Armstrong

Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory, by Chris Armstrong

| December 2018
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Chris Armstrong defends a straightforward and highly plausible thesis: that the benefits and burdens associated with natural resources should be distributed so as to reduce global inequality.

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<i>Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence</i>, by David Omand and Mark Phythian

Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence, by David Omand and Mark Phythian

| December 2018
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Principled Spying offers an interesting, thorough, and accessible engagement of the ethical issues associated with intelligence gathering and covert operations.

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Briefly Noted: <i>Grave New World: The End of Globalization, the Return of History</i>, by Stephen D. King

Briefly Noted: Grave New World: The End of Globalization, the Return of History, by Stephen D. King

| December 2018
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A brief book review of Stephen D. King’s Grave New World.

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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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