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The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder

The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder

| December 2019
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McFate challenges much conventional wisdom and his “rules” point the way to a strategy for twenty-first century defense and security.

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Expanding Responsibility for the Just War: A Feminist Critique

Expanding Responsibility for the Just War: A Feminist Critique

| December 2019
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Kellison’s new book builds on the growing body of feminist just war scholarship to pose a critique of the just war tradition that draws on a relational theory of autonomy. Humans are relational beings; therefore, all of our actions can only be understood within the multitude of relationships we have and the power structures into which those relationships fall.

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The Politics of the Anthropocene

The Politics of the Anthropocene

| December 2019
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Foregrounding both justice and environmental integrity, this book offers a vision of how to manage a world in which human activities have extensive, lasting effects on the Earth and its human and nonhuman inhabitants.

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China’s Global Identity: Considering the Responsibilities of Great Power

China’s Global Identity: Considering the Responsibilities of Great Power

| September 2019
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That China is a global power today is indisputable. What kind of global power China wishes to be and is becoming, however, are open-ended questions, the answers to which are deeply contentious.

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Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination

Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination

| September 2019
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Contemporary global justice theorists have largely neglected the transnational aspirations of the post-1945 decolonization movement, instead seeing it as solely a movement for countries to gain national political independence.

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Negotiating Peace: A Guide to the Practice, Politics, and Law of International Mediation

Negotiating Peace: A Guide to the Practice, Politics, and Law of International Mediation

| September 2019
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Sir Winston Churchill is often credited with the phrase “To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war.” Over the last twenty years, the desire to be part of the “jaw-jaw” has rarely been stronger.

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Injustice: Political Theory for the Real World

Injustice: Political Theory for the Real World

| September 2019
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In Injustice: Political Theory for the Real World, Michael Goodhart claims that the dominant paradigm’s quest for “spotless” justice blinds scholars to the lived injustices of marginalized peoples.

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