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| September 2017
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A brief book review of Susan P. Murphy’s Responsibility in an Interconnected World: International Assistance, Duty, and Action.

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| June 2017
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Far-Right Politics in Europe, Jean-Yves Camus and Nicolas Lebourg, trans. Jane Marie Todd (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2017), 320 pp., $29.95 cloth. A wave of migration, coupled with a dramatic increase in the exchange of ideas, results in a surge of discrimination and authoritarianism. One might assume that Jean-Yves Camus and Nicolas Lebourg are […]

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| September 2016
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Democratic peace theory rests on the largely untested assumption that leaders of liberal democratic states will be held publicly accountable for the costs of war.

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| March 2016
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Is the American Century Over?, Joseph S. Nye Jr., (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015), 152 pp., $45 cloth, $12.95 paper. doi:10.1017/S0892679415000696 In his latest work, Is the American Century Over?, renowned Harvard political scientist Joseph Nye, Jr., sets out not only to dispel the myth of American decline but to argue that the United States will remain the dominant player in the […]

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| September 2015
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Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, Sarah Chayes (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015), 272 pp., $26.95 cloth. In Thieves of State, Sarah Chayes offers an engaging and persuasive analysis of kleptocracies as a historical and contemporary root of insecurity and violence. Her narrative prose, use of personal anecdotes, and ability […]

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| June 2015
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The Twilight of Human Rights Law, Eric A. Posner (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), 200 pp., $21.95 cloth. In concert with recent pessimistic scholarship on the human rights regime, Eric Posner slams the efficacy of international human rights law in The Twilight of Human Rights Law. He argues that international law has done little […]

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