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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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<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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