- "Global Justice and Due Process" by Larry May [Full Text]
In his latest book, Larry May argues that two rights--the right to habeas corpus and to non-refoulement--should be incorporated as norms of international law that bind states even if they reject them.
- "Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey" by Thomas G. Weiss and Ramesh Thakur [Full Text]
This book identifies "gaps" in world order and the ways that the UN has evolved to manage those gaps, albeit in a somewhat ad hoc fashion; and it offers perhaps the most integrated and big-picture perspective of the United Nations in contemporary international relations literature.
- "Cosmopolitan Regard: Political Membership and Global Justice" by Richard Vernon [Full Text]
"Cosmopolitan Regard" is an impressive addition to the small but growing body of literature on global justice that tries to find a midpoint between cosmopolitanism and statism or nationalism.
- "The Practice of Global Citizenship" by Luis Cabrera [Full Text]
In this book, Luis Cabrera examines the actions that ordinary citizens might take as a way of promoting and protecting human rights. Cabrera ties together an analysis that traverses the local, the national, the subregional, the regional, and the global.
- "The Honor Code" by Kwame Anthony Appiah [Full Text]
Far from being obsolete, Kwame Appiah argues, honor is alive and well today--and that is a very good thing. Honor persists because it reflects timeless truths of moral and social psychology. It answers to our common need for recognition.
- "Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference" by Jane Burbank and Fredrick Cooper [Full Text]
This impressive volume significantly contributes to our understanding of imperial politics and dynamics and of the way they continue to shape history. The authors provide a concise overview of a number of imperial formations, from classical Rome to the United States.