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<i>A Theory of Global Governance: Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation</i>, by Michael Zürn

A Theory of Global Governance: Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation, by Michael Zürn

| June 2019
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In this book, Zürn’s ambition is to demonstrate that a global-politics paradigm is now increasingly well established. Along the way, he mounts a spirited defense of the analytical value of global governance against its critics.

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<i>Global Health Governance in International Society</i>, by Jeremy Youde

Global Health Governance in International Society, by Jeremy Youde

| June 2019
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In this book, Jeremy Youde applies one of the grande dames of IR theory—the English School—to the setting of global health. The result is new insights for both English School theory and global health practice.

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<i>Crime and Global Justice: The Dynamics of International Punishment</i>, by Daniele Archibugi and Alice Pease

Crime and Global Justice: The Dynamics of International Punishment, by Daniele Archibugi and Alice Pease

| March 2019
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In this book, Archibugi and Pease survey familiar territory, but they distinguish their contribution by using case studies to tell their story, focusing on the indictments, trials, and convictions of well-known heads of state.

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<i>Should We Control World Population?</i> by Diana Coole

Should We Control World Population? by Diana Coole

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This book provides an antidote to the commonly held assumption that procreation is beyond the legitimate scope of governmental influence.

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<i>Wars of Law: Unintended Consequences in the Regulation of Armed Conflict</i>, by Tanisha Fazal

Wars of Law: Unintended Consequences in the Regulation of Armed Conflict, by Tanisha Fazal

| March 2019
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This book convincingly shows that efforts to regulate and govern the conduct of war have bred counteracting reactions by warring parties.

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Briefly Noted: <i>Burying Jihadis: Bodies Between State, Territory, and Identity</i>

Briefly Noted: Burying Jihadis: Bodies Between State, Territory, and Identity

| March 2019
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A short book review of “Burying Jihadis: Bodies Between State, Territory, and Identity”

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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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