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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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<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 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 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 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 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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