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The Unity and Objectivity of Value

The Unity and Objectivity of Value

| February 2013
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In honor of Ronald Dworkin, one of the most influential and original philosophers and legal theorists of his generation, EIA is republishing a review essay of his 2011 masterwork Justice for Hedgehogs.

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Briefly Noted

| December 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>Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey</i> by Thomas G. Weiss and Ramesh Thakur

Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey by Thomas G. Weiss and Ramesh Thakur

| December 2011
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This book identifies “gaps” in world order and the ways that the UN has evolved to manage those gaps, albeit in a somewhat ad hoc fashion; and it offers perhaps the most integrated and big-picture perspective of the United Nations in contemporary international relations literature.

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<i>Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference</i> by Jane Burbank and Fredrick Cooper

Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference by Jane Burbank and Fredrick Cooper

| December 2011
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This impressive volume significantly contributes to our understanding of imperial politics and dynamics and of the way they continue to shape history. The authors provide a concise overview of a number of imperial formations, from classical Rome to the United States.

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<i>Global Justice and Due Process </i> by Larry May

Global Justice and Due Process by Larry May

| December 2011
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In his latest book, Larry May argues that two rights–the right to habeas corpus and to non-refoulement–should be incorporated as norms of international law that bind states even if they reject them.

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<i>The Practice of Global Citizenship</i> by Luis Cabrera

The Practice of Global Citizenship by Luis Cabrera

| December 2011
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In this book, Luis Cabrera examines the actions that ordinary citizens might take as a way of promoting and protecting human rights. Cabrera ties together an analysis that traverses the local, the national, the subregional, the regional, and the global.

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<i>Cosmopolitan Regard: Political Membership and Global Justice</i> by Richard Vernon

Cosmopolitan Regard: Political Membership and Global Justice by Richard Vernon

| December 2011
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“Cosmopolitan Regard” is an impressive addition to the small but growing body of literature on global justice that tries to find a midpoint between cosmopolitanism and statism or nationalism.

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<i>The Honor Code</i> by Kwame Anthony Appiah

The Honor Code by Kwame Anthony Appiah

| December 2011
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Far from being obsolete, Kwame Appiah argues, honor is alive and well today–and that is a very good thing. Honor persists because it reflects timeless truths of moral and social psychology. It answers to our common need for recognition.

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