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Book Reviews

"The Refugee in International Society: Between Sovereigns" by Emma Haddad [Full Text] 06/24/09
How is it that within a couple of short decades refugees in European public perception went from being the archetypal "heroes" of the international system to being a disparaged and unwanted "flood" of migrants?

"On Global Order: Power, Values, and the Constitution of International Society" by Andrew Hurrell [Full Text] 06/24/09
"This is one of the finest books on the normative dimension of global governance published in the past decade," writes reviewer Samuel Makinda. "[It] should serve as a resource for a wide range of readers."

"Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why" by George Fletcher and Jens David Ohlin [Full Text] 06/24/09
The authors seek a legal foundation for humanitarian intervention without Security Council authorization squarely within the UN Charter's Article 51, which grants UN members an "inherent right of individual or collective self-defense" in response to armed attack.

"Embedded Cosmopolitanism: Duties to Strangers and Enemies in a World of ‘Dislocated Communities’" by Toni Erskine [Full Text] 06/24/09
The ongoing debate about the importance of promoting an idea of shared human identity that is not mediated by any personal connection, particularly in times of war, is made better by Erskine's contribution, says Vernon.

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