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On Amartya Sen and The Idea of Justice [Full Text]

| May 2013
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The Idea of Justice summarizes and extends many of the themes Amartya Sen has been engaged with for the last quarter century.

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Briefly Noted

| September 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>Carl Schmitt and the Politics of Hostility, Violence and Terror</i> by Elizabeth Frazer

Carl Schmitt and the Politics of Hostility, Violence and Terror by Elizabeth Frazer

| September 2010
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Gabriella Slomp’s “Carl Schmitt and the Politics of Hostility, Violence and Terror” examines Schmitt’s work as a whole, but sets out in particular to draw out contradictions and tensions in Schmitt’s theoretical endorsement of authoritarian state power.

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<i>New Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuilding</i>, edited by Edward Newman, Roland Paris, and Oliver P. Richmond

New Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuilding, edited by Edward Newman, Roland Paris, and Oliver P. Richmond

| September 2010
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This edited volume moves beyond the more common analyses of what works and what does not in building sustainable peace in order to raise deeper theoretical questions, such as what can be realistically expected of peacebuilding efforts.

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<i>United Nations Justice: Legal and Judicial Reform in Governance Operations</i> by Calin Trenkov-Wermuth

United Nations Justice: Legal and Judicial Reform in Governance Operations by Calin Trenkov-Wermuth

| September 2010
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Calin Trenkov-Wermuth’s “United Nations Justice” provides a thoughtful and useful contribution to the understanding of how UN governance operations have evolved.

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The Commitments of Cosmopolitanism

| September 2010
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Gillian Brock’s “Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account” and Darrel Moellendorf’s “Global Inequality Matters” present carefully crafted accounts of the obligations we have to non-compatriots and offer practical proposals for how we might get closer to meeting these obligations.

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How to Punish Collective Agents: Non-Compliance with Moral Duties by States (Response to Toni Erskine)

| September 2010
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If individual moral agents do wrong they usually deserve and are liable to some kind of punishment. But how can states be punished for failing to comply with moral duties without therewith also punishing their citizens who are not necessarily deserving of any punishment?

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Reviving Nuclear Ethics: A Renewed Research Agenda for the Twenty-First Century

| September 2010
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Since the end of the Cold War, international ethicists have focused largely on issues outside the traditional scope of security studies. The nuclear ethics literature needs to be revived and reoriented to address the new and evolving 21st century nuclear threats and policy responses.

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