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Surrogate Warfare: The Transformation of War in the Twenty-First Century

Surrogate Warfare: The Transformation of War in the Twenty-First Century

| October 2020
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In this excellent survey and analysis of the debates raised by the use of surrogates in war, Andreas Krieg and Jean-Marc Rickli make a compelling case for both the extent to which surrogacy is changing the nature of war and the seriousness with which this issue needs to be taken.

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The Morality of Security: A Theory of Just Securitization

The Morality of Security: A Theory of Just Securitization

| July 2020
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In The Morality of Security, Rita Floyd sets out to develop a normative theory of securitization: a “Just Securitization Theory.”

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Dwelling in the Age of Climate Change: The Ethics of Adaptation

Dwelling in the Age of Climate Change: The Ethics of Adaptation

| July 2020
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While climate change–induced migration has received extensive analysis from political geographers, security experts, and others, it has been undertheorized by moral and political philosophers. Elaine Kelly’s book goes a long way toward redressing that imbalance of attention.

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Rescuing Human Rights: A Radically Moderate Approach

Rescuing Human Rights: A Radically Moderate Approach

| March 2020
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With the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and the ratification of the nine core international human rights treaties over the subsequent six decades, human rights are no longer a simple matter of internal state affairs.

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Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East

Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East

| March 2020
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Could the Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years’ War in Central Europe in 1648, serve as a source of inspiration for new ideas, instruments, and methods for peacemaking in the Middle East today?

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Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans

Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans

| March 2020
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It has been said before but cannot really be said too often: By a large number of measures, human welfare has massively improved over the course of the past couple of centuries.

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Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration

Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration

| December 2019
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This book poses a central question: How should individuals respond to unjust immigration policies? Hidalgo argues that individuals are not morally obligated to comply with unjust immigration laws, and that in many cases individuals are morally obligated to resist them.

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