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The Politics of the Anthropocene

The Politics of the Anthropocene

| December 2019
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Foregrounding both justice and environmental integrity, this book offers a vision of how to manage a world in which human activities have extensive, lasting effects on the Earth and its human and nonhuman inhabitants.

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Briefly Noted: <i>Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights</i>

Briefly Noted: Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights

| December 2019
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A short book review of “Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights”

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China’s Global Identity: Considering the Responsibilities of Great Power

China’s Global Identity: Considering the Responsibilities of Great Power

| September 2019
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That China is a global power today is indisputable. What kind of global power China wishes to be and is becoming, however, are open-ended questions, the answers to which are deeply contentious.

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Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination

Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination

| September 2019
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Contemporary global justice theorists have largely neglected the transnational aspirations of the post-1945 decolonization movement, instead seeing it as solely a movement for countries to gain national political independence.

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Negotiating Peace: A Guide to the Practice, Politics, and Law of International Mediation

Negotiating Peace: A Guide to the Practice, Politics, and Law of International Mediation

| September 2019
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Sir Winston Churchill is often credited with the phrase “To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war.” Over the last twenty years, the desire to be part of the “jaw-jaw” has rarely been stronger.

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Injustice: Political Theory for the Real World

Injustice: Political Theory for the Real World

| September 2019
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In Injustice: Political Theory for the Real World, Michael Goodhart claims that the dominant paradigm’s quest for “spotless” justice blinds scholars to the lived injustices of marginalized peoples.

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Humanitarian Action and Ethics

Humanitarian Action and Ethics

| September 2019
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This edited volume from Ayesha Ahmad and James Smith offers an expansive tour across the difficult landscape of ethical conundrums in humanitarian action, traversing issues related to “moral distress,” triage and treatment of mental health and Ebola patients, cross-border health provision, humanitarian failures, and humanitarianism’s place in the neoliberal global order.

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Briefly Noted

Briefly Noted

| September 2019
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In his latest book, Marcus Schulzke analyzes the ethical traditions of three national militaries—the U.S. Army, the British Army and Royal Marine Commandos, and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)—to highlight the strengths and limitations of different ethical training systems in promoting moral warfare.

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