Theory of World Security [Full Text]
Booth aims to illuminate a "New 20 Years' Crisis" that global society is now entering. His central thesis is that in order to respond, we need a critical theory of world security.
After Anarchy: Legitimacy and Power in the United Nations Security Council [Full Text]
Hurd argues that perceptions of legitimacy undergird how states act, both vis-à-vis one another and in relation to international institutions; in other words, legitimacy creates international order.
International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans: Virtual Trials and the Struggle for State Cooperation [Full Text]
Peskin's analysis focuses on "virtual trials": the battles by ad hoc criminal tribunals to secure state cooperation in the enforcement of international law. Concentrating on this under-explored theme, this book is a major contribution to the literature on transitional justice.
Targeting Civilians in War, and Killing Civilians: Method, Madness and Morality in War [Full Text]
Given the moral stigma and its supposed dubious effectiveness, why does the targeting of civilians occur? Both authors contribute to the still nascent mapping of violence against civilians during armed conflicts of the past and of the present, outlining the reasons that justify or enable such violence.