RSSIssue 27.2

Briefly Noted

| May 2013
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This section contains a round-up of recent notable books in the field of international affairs.

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Power Transitions, Global Justice, and the Virtues of Pluralism

| May 2013
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Today’s optimists stress the degree to which globalization appears much more firmly institutionalized than it was a hundred years ago, the rather striking success of global economic governance in responding to the financial crisis of 2007–2008, and the longer-term trend within international society to move away from major-power war. Pessimists are less sure.

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Summer 2013 (Issue 27.2)

Summer 2013 (Issue 27.2)

| May 2013
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This issue features an essay by Deen Chatterjee on human rights and the liberal conundrum; a Carnegie Council Centennial special roundtable on international peace, with contributions by David C. Hendrickson, Akira Iriye, Nigel Young, Laura Sjoberg, and Andrew Hurrell; a review essay on the Arab Spring by Nader Hashemi; book reviews by Daniel Deudney, Andrew G. Reiter, and Helen M. Kinsella, and more.

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A Response to Martti Koskenniemi’s Review of Humanity’s Law

| May 2013
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In my book, I set out not to praise humanity law but to understand the phenomenon that Koskenniemi admits is real—that is, the ascendancy of humanity-based discourse “in diplomacy and international institutions.”

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The Arab Spring Two Years On: Reflections on Dignity, Democracy, and Devotion

The Arab Spring Two Years On: Reflections on Dignity, Democracy, and Devotion

| May 2013
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The demise of long-standing dictators has shaken the foundations of authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa.

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