"War, Torture and Terrorism: Rethinking the Rules of International Security" Edited by Anthony F. Lang, Jr., and Amanda Russell Beattie [Full Text]
This volume provides a fresh and engaging set of discussions, approaches, and case studies on how rules established to promote peaceful international order can instead result in conflict.
"The Religious in Responses to Mass Atrocity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives" Edited by Thomas Brudholm and Thomas Cushman [Full Text]
What is the contribution of religious discourse to a productive and reconciliatory response to mass atrocities? In this wide-ranging book, scholars address the philosophical, ethical, sociological, and religious approaches to post-violence politics and societies.
"Messy Morality: The Challenge of Politics" by C. A. J. Coady [Full Text]
The principal and worthwhile contribution of this book is to resituate the debate about moral realism where it belongs, in terms of its pragmatic employment and its ability to accommodate ideals and values.
"Ethics of Global Development: Agency, Capability, and Deliberative Democracy" by David A. Crocker [Full Text]
This book is highly recommended to anyone who wants to know what development ethics has to offer, or who wants to engage with arguments on the role of the capability approach and ideas of deliberative democracy in development ethics.
"Universal Human Rights in a World of Difference" by Brooke A. Ackerly [Full Text]
In a book full of thought-provoking questions for theorists of human rights, Ackerly presents an "account of the normative legitimacy of human rights" that is distinctive in several respects.