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Interrogation and Torture: Integrating Efficacy with Law and Morality

Interrogation and Torture: Integrating Efficacy with Law and Morality

| May 2021
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It is ironic that there exists virtually no systematic research that assesses the effectiveness of torture in gaining accurate information.

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Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration

Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration

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Anna Stilz’s Territorial Sovereignty offers a robust defense of the international system of states, understood as self-governing, spatial units with territorial boundaries that make and enforce collective rules.

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The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide

The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide

| January 2021
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The book explores and clearly delineates how the first political order, that of the relationship between a husband and wife in the home, and how women are treated within this relationship, is reflected in the political order that has developed in that society and influences the degree of stability, wealth, and peacefulness of the nation-state.

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Political Theology of International Order

Political Theology of International Order

| January 2021
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What does order in international affairs mean? Political Theology of International Order shows how predominant modern ideas of ordering power politics are contingent on medieval ideas of a higher ordering power.

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Undocumented Nationals: Between Statelessness and Citizenship

Undocumented Nationals: Between Statelessness and Citizenship

| January 2021
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In Undocumented Nationals, Wendy Hunter sets out to call attention to the “grey zone” or “in-between status” of people who “cannot exercise full citizenship owing to evidentiary deficiencies.”

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Why Nationalism

Why Nationalism

| October 2020
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Yael Tamir’s Why Nationalism is a very good, very timely, and very unfashionable book.

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Global Poverty, Injustice, and Resistance

Global Poverty, Injustice, and Resistance

| October 2020
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In this work of nonideal theory, Gwilym David Blunt flips the existing narrative on ethics and extreme poverty by examining the global poor’s right to resist.

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Structural Injustice: Power, Advantage, and Human Rights

Structural Injustice: Power, Advantage, and Human Rights

| October 2020
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This is an urgently needed book. Madison Powers and Ruth Faden have constructed a powerfully reasoned, deeply learned, and richly perceptive theory that places the problem of structural injustice at the heart of political philosophy.

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