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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<i>Renegotiation of the Just War Tradition and the Right to War in the Twenty-First Century</i> by Cian O’Driscoll

Renegotiation of the Just War Tradition and the Right to War in the Twenty-First Century by Cian O’Driscoll

| June 2010
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What were the primary justifications for the Iraq War, and how do they relate to classical and contemporary just war thought? Identifying three such justifications—anticipatory, punitive, and humanitarian—Cian O’Driscoll clarifies the debate within the just war community about the invasion.

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<i>Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification</i> Edited by Henry Shue and David Rodin

Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification Edited by Henry Shue and David Rodin

| June 2010
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Surveying a variety of perspectives on the uses and limits of preemption, this edited volume coalesces around three key themes: differences in just war terminology between disciplines; historical perspectives on changes in key concepts; and the evolution of preventive war thinking in the U.S.

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<i>A Cosmopolitanism of Nations: Giuseppe Mazzini’s Writings on Democracy, Nation Building, and International Relations</i> Edited by Stefano Recchia and Nadia Urbinati

A Cosmopolitanism of Nations: Giuseppe Mazzini’s Writings on Democracy, Nation Building, and International Relations Edited by Stefano Recchia and Nadia Urbinati

| June 2010
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Editors Stefano Recchia and Nadia Urbinati assemble a new collection of original texts by Giuseppe Mazzini, a 19th century Italian activist-philosopher who, despite being almost forgotten today, was a prominent and prescient voice for republicanism and liberal nationalism.

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<i>The Gender of Reparations: Unsettling Sexual Hierarchies While Redressing Human Rights Violations</i> Edited by Ruth Rubio-Marin

The Gender of Reparations: Unsettling Sexual Hierarchies While Redressing Human Rights Violations Edited by Ruth Rubio-Marin

| June 2010
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This edited collection provides a gender-sensitive analysis of reparations programs in transitional and postconflict societies, examining the gendered nature of violence during armed conflict and political repression, and reparations as an approach to promoting postconflict justice.

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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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