Book Reviews

"The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality" by Ayelet Shachar [Full Text] 09/28/10
"The Birthright Lottery" puts forward an account of birthright citizenship as analogous to inherited property, and proposes a birthright privilege levy on citizenship inheritance that citizens of affluent countries should contribute to alleviate global inequalities of wealth and opportunity.

"Genocide: A Normative Account" by Larry May [Full Text] 09/28/10
Larry May's "Genocide: A Normative Account" is not a study of genocide per se, but rather an attempt to draw attention to the conceptual and practical difficulties and "puzzles" of conceptualizing and prosecuting genocide under international law.

"Women and States: Norms and Hierarchies in International Society" by Ann E. Towns [Full Text] 09/28/10
This new work by Ann Towns is an intelligent and timely addition to interdisciplinary scholarship that is interested in the relationships between the status of women, state behavior, and approaches to global governance.

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