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<i>Reconstructing Human Rights: A Pragmatist and Pluralist Inquiry into Global Ethics</i> by Joe Hoover

Reconstructing Human Rights: A Pragmatist and Pluralist Inquiry into Global Ethics by Joe Hoover

| December 8, 2017
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In Reconstructing Human Rights, Joe Hoover locates the value of human rights in the work that they do in the world. He seeks to develop a pragmatic account that makes sense of rights as they are without attempting to deny the various tensions and contradictions that they present.

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<i>Ethics and Cyber Warfare: The Quest for Responsible Security in the Age of Digital Warfare</i> by George Lucas

Ethics and Cyber Warfare: The Quest for Responsible Security in the Age of Digital Warfare by George Lucas

| December 8, 2017
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George Lucas’s Ethics and Cyber Warfare contributes much-needed scaffolding for discussions about cyber governance. He introduces a new category of cyber conflict, identifies emerging norms in cyberspace, and provides a qualified defense of the National Security Administration’s surveillance infrastructure.

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<i>Justice in Conflict: The Effects of the International Criminal Court’s Interventions on Ending Wars and Building Peace</i> by Mark Kersten

Justice in Conflict: The Effects of the International Criminal Court’s Interventions on Ending Wars and Building Peace by Mark Kersten

| December 8, 2017
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In this book, Mark Kersten convincingly shows that the implications of pursuing “during-conflict justice” are varied and fluid rather than dichotomous and deterministic. The nuanced analysis is a refreshing contribution to the growing literature on the politics of international criminal justice.

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<i>The Theory of Self-Determination</i>, Fernando R. Tesón, ed.

The Theory of Self-Determination, Fernando R. Tesón, ed.

| December 8, 2017
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This volume brings together international lawyers and philosophers, both skeptics and proponents, to debate the right to self-determination, enhancing our understanding of the normative issues surrounding this topic and achieving a distinctively interdisciplinary tone.

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<i>Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy</i> by Philippe van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght

Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy by Philippe van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght

| December 8, 2017
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Basic Income offers by far the most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of universal basic income (UBI) available today, including a fascinating intellectual history of UBI, the major arguments for and against it, and the ethical issues it poses.

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<i>Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War</i> by Orde Kittrie

Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War by Orde Kittrie

| September 8, 2017
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Orde Kittrie’s impressive new book describes the various uses of law to accomplish military aims in international affairs. It offers a systematic, detailed, and visionary synthesis and should be required reading for any military strategist or scholar of armed conflict.

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<i>Disease Diplomacy: International Norms and Global Health Security</i> by Sara E. Davies, Adam Kamradt-Scott, and Simon Rushton

Disease Diplomacy: International Norms and Global Health Security by Sara E. Davies, Adam Kamradt-Scott, and Simon Rushton

| September 8, 2017
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In Disease Diplomacy, the authors provide an empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated account of the reform of the International Health Regulations. The book also makes valuable contributions to academic debates on agenda-setting in global health and global health security.

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<i>When Norms Collide: Local Responses to Activism against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage</i> by Karisa Cloward

When Norms Collide: Local Responses to Activism against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage by Karisa Cloward

| September 8, 2017
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In this book, Karissa Cloward employs a mixed-methods study to examine the ways that local communities react to transnational activism and international norm promotion. In doing so, the author provides a blueprint for achieving meaningful change in advancing human rights and reducing violence against women.

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