RSSIssue 24.2

Briefly Noted

| June 2010
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This section contains a round-up of recent notable books in the field of international affairs.

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Deterrence, Democracy, and the Pursuit of International Justice

| June 2010
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Recent indictments of sitting heads of state and rebel leaders engaged in ongoing conflicts are radically altering our conception of international criminal justice. But contrary to the mantra that justice delayed is justice denied, the most promising way to promote justice may be to postpone it.

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The Paradox of Partnership: Assessing New Forms of NGO Advocacy on Labor Rights

| June 2010
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Labor rights public-private partnerships are an important and growing phenomenon in corporate governance, even while they are sometimes used instrumentally by business for reputational reasons, and may ultimately fail to transform fundamentally the system they seek to redress.

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The Responsibility to Protect—Five Years On

| June 2010
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States’ Responsibility to Protect vulnerable populations has become a prominent feature in international debates about preventing genocide and mass atrocities and about protecting potential victims. But profound disagreements persist about RtoP’s function, meaning, and proper use.

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