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Echoes of a Forgotten Past: Mid-Century Realism and the Legacy of International Law

| February 2013
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Those studying the work of Hans J. Morgenthau, widely considered the “founding father” of the Realist School of International Relations, have long been baffled by his views on world government and the attainment of a world state—views that, it would appear, are strikingly incompatible with the author’s realism.

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The Peculiar Politics of Energy [Full Text]

The Peculiar Politics of Energy [Full Text]

| September 2012
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BY ANN FLORINI. The provision of energy services is a matter of basic distributional justice, which the world is failing to achieve.

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Fall 2012 (Issue 26.3)

Fall 2012 (Issue 26.3)

| September 2012
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This issue features an essay by Ann Florini on the global governance of energy; articles by Janina Dill and Henry Shue on the undue moralization of war and Ned Dobos on humanitarian intervention and the problem of mediated consequences; review essays by Tom Farer on the history and future of humanitarianism and Oliver Jütersonke on classical realism and international law; and book reviews.

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<i>Humanity’s Law</i> by Ruti G. Teitel

Humanity’s Law by Ruti G. Teitel

| September 2012
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In the last years of the twentieth century, at least partly as a result of the end of the cold war, the language of universal humanity spread throughout diplomacy and international institutions. The cost of this has been the abstraction of political discourse, which has made invisible the reality of political choices: the way some will win, others lose.

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<i>The International Human Rights Movement: A History</i> by Aryeh Neier

The International Human Rights Movement: A History by Aryeh Neier

| September 2012
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Aryeh Neier has written a fluent and engaging history of the international human rights movement, of which he is a senior statesman. But his “history” is really a series of essays, only a couple of which offer deeper historical context for the American branch of the human rights movement—which Neier helped launch.

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<i>The Problem of Harm in World Politics: Theoretical Investigations</i> by Andrew Linklater

The Problem of Harm in World Politics: Theoretical Investigations by Andrew Linklater

| September 2012
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Linklater engages in a sustained reflection on the core theoretical issues surrounding the problem of harm in world politics. His goal, as he puts it, is to theorize harm, not to develop a theory of harm

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<i>The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution</i> by Francis Fukuyama

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama

| September 2012
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REVIEW BY JACK SNYDER. What is the historical secret leading to stable political orders?

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Briefly Noted

| September 2012
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This section contains a round-up of recent notable books in the field of international affairs.

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