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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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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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<i>The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World</i>, by Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro

The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World, by Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro

| June 8, 2018
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In this book, Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro investigate the history, nature, and impact of the international legal prohibition on the use of force, focusing on the Kellogg-Briand Pact.

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<i>Ethics in an Age of Surveillance: Personal Information and Virtual Identities</i> by Adam Henschke

Ethics in an Age of Surveillance: Personal Information and Virtual Identities by Adam Henschke

| March 9, 2018
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This book presents a philosophically sophisticated examination of metadata collection and the ethical issues that it raises.

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<i>Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics</i> by Ariel Colonomos

Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics by Ariel Colonomos

| March 9, 2018
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In this book, Ariel Colonomos discusses the details of how the future is told in three major domains—academia, think tanks, and credit agencies—and emphasizes the limitations of current practices in each.

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<i>The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities</i> by Thana Cristina de Campos

The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities by Thana Cristina de Campos

| March 9, 2018
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In this book, Thana Cristina de Campos focuses on identifying the moral responsibilities of nonstate actors, particularly the pharmaceutical industry, in the field of global health.

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<i>Environmental Success Stories: Solving Major Ecological Problems & Confronting Climate Change</i> by Frank M. Dunnivant

Environmental Success Stories: Solving Major Ecological Problems & Confronting Climate Change by Frank M. Dunnivant

| March 9, 2018
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Global environmental challenges such as climate change are sometimes viewed as so daunting and complex that we can only aim to mitigate rather than solve the problems they cause. In this book, Frank M. Dunnivant responds with a series of “success stories” designed to instruct on the role of environmental science in policymaking.

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