RSSIssue 25.1

Briefly Noted

| April 2011
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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>Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities,</i> Harry Brighouse and Ingrid Robeyns, eds.

Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities, Harry Brighouse and Ingrid Robeyns, eds.

| April 2011
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In this rich collection, Harry Brighouse and Ingrid Robeyns bring together distinguished philosophers and political theorists to debate the virtues and vices of competing metrics of justice.

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<i>Protectors of Privacy: Regulating Personal Data in the Global Economy </i> by Abraham L. Newman

Protectors of Privacy: Regulating Personal Data in the Global Economy by Abraham L. Newman

| April 2011
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Abraham Newman has written a thoughtful and provocative book about the protection of privacy and how it has evolved in two dramatically different ways in the European Union and the United States over the past 50 year

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<i>Moral Dilemmas of Modern War: Torture, Assassination, and Blackmail in an Age of Asymmetric Conflict</i> by Michael L. Gross [Full Text]

Moral Dilemmas of Modern War: Torture, Assassination, and Blackmail in an Age of Asymmetric Conflict by Michael L. Gross [Full Text]

| April 2011
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Michael Gross believes that much contemporary warfare is so different from past armed conflicts that many of the old moral and legal prohibitions should no longer apply.

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<i>International Criminal Law and Philosophy,</i> Larry May and Zachary Hoskins, eds. [Full Text]

International Criminal Law and Philosophy, Larry May and Zachary Hoskins, eds. [Full Text]

| April 2011
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“International Criminal Law and Philosophy” raises fundamental questions and examines novel issues in the emerging field of international criminal law. May and Hoskins have provided a valuable contribution to current multidisciplinary debates on the subject.

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<i>The Evolution of International Security Studies</i> by Barry Buzan and Lene Hansen [Full Text]

The Evolution of International Security Studies by Barry Buzan and Lene Hansen [Full Text]

| April 2011
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The book contains a recognizable mix of Copenhagen and English School viewpoints, which, according to Ken Booth, means that there is altogether too little about war, and altogether too much about the niceties within constructivist and poststructuralist discourses.

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A Response to “Precommitment Regimes for Intervention”

| April 2011
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Buchanan and Keohane argue that institutional reform is required to reverse the inertia that has too often constituted the international response to intra-state crises. Their proposal, however, does not constitute a viable solution to the problem they so convincingly identify.

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Globalizing Responsibility for Climate Change

| April 2011
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In distributing the costs associated with climate change, most scholars have focused exclusively upon mitigation burdens. Few consider the distribution of adaptation costs, which concern projects that seek to minimize harm from human-induced climate change.

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