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<i>Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century</i>, by Kathryn Sikkink

Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century, by Kathryn Sikkink

| September 2018
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Kathryn Sikkink’s recent book introduces a set of new ideas and approaches for assessing human rights’ effectiveness that, like her past groundbreaking work, will likely be debated, developed, and critiqued for years to come.

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<i>Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World</i>, by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier

Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World, by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier

| September 2018
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This book helps us to adopt a much broader perspective on the current refugee crisis and what it might take to adequately address it. It is a clearly written analysis of how we got to where we are, what the current situation is, and where we ought to go from here.

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Briefly Noted: <i>Psychology of a Superpower: Security and Dominance in U.S. Foreign Policy</i>, by Christopher J. Fettweis

Briefly Noted: Psychology of a Superpower: Security and Dominance in U.S. Foreign Policy, by Christopher J. Fettweis

| September 2018
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In this book, Christopher J. Fettweis applies lessons from psychology to analyze the impact that being the world’s sole superpower has had on the leaders of the United States and the foreign policies they have crafted since the end of the Cold War.

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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 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 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 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 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 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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