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    International Relations in Political Thought: Texts from the Ancient Greeks to the First World War (edited book)
    with Christopher Brown, Terry Nardin, and Nicholas Rengger
    Cambridge University Press. 2002.
    This unique collection presents texts in international relations from Ancient Greece to the First World War. Major writers such as Thucydides, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Grotius, Kant and John Stuart Mill are represented by extracts of their key works; less well-known international theorists including John of Paris, Cornelius van Bynkershoek and Friedrich List are also included. Fifty writers are anthologised in what is the largest such collection currently available. The texts, most of wh…Read more
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    On Amartya Sen and The Idea of Justice
    Ethics and International Affairs 24 (3): 309-318. 2010.
    The Idea of Justice" summarizes and extends many of the themes Amartya Sen has been engaged with for the last quarter century: economic versus political rights, cultural relativism and the origin of notions such as human rights, and entitlements and their relation to gender equality.
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    How and Why to Do Just War Theory
    with Cian O’Driscoll, Kimberly Hutchings, Christopher J. Finlay, Jessica Whyte, and Thomas Gregory
    Contemporary Political Theory 20 (4): 858-889. 2021.
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    Poverty Alleviation, Global Justice, and the Real World
    Ethics and International Affairs 31 (3): 357-365. 2017.
    The modern literature on responding to global poverty is over fifty years old and has attracted the attention of some of the most prominent analytical political theorists of the age, including Brian Barry, Charles Beitz, Simon Caney, Thomas Pogge, John Rawls, and Peter Singer. Yet in spite of this extraordinary concentration of brainpower, the problem of global poverty has quite clearly not been solved or, indeed, adequately defined. We are therefore entitled to ask two questions of any new cont…Read more
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    Self-Defense in an Imperfect World
    Ethics and International Affairs 17 (1): 2-8. 2003.
    In his address at West Point on June 1, 2002, President George W. Bush appeared to be signaling America’s willingness to regard the mere possession of weapons of mass destruction by potential enemies as grounds for an anticipatory war.
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    Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory (edited book)
    with Robyn Eckersley
    Oxford University Press. 2018.
    International Political Theory focuses on the point where two fields of study meet - International Relations and Political Theory. It takes from the former a central concern with the 'international' broadly defined; from the latter it takes a broadly normative identity. IPT studies the 'ought' questions that have been ignored or side-lined by the modern study of International Relations and the 'international' dimension that Political Theory has in the past neglected. A central proposition of IPT…Read more
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    Human Rights: The Hard Questions
    with Neil Walker, Rex Martin, Alison Dundes Renteln, Peter Jones, and Ayelet Shachar
    Cambridge University Press. 2013.
    The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. A burgeoning human rights movement followed, yielding many treaties and new international institutions and shaping the constitutions and laws of many states. Yet human rights continue to be contested politically and legally and there is substantial philosophical and theoretical debate over their foundations and implications. In this volume distinguished philosophers, political scientists, international…Read more
  • From International to Global Justice?
    In John S. Dryzek, Bonnie Honig & Anne Phillips (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory, Oxford University Press. 2006.
    This article examines the concepts of international and global justice. It explains that the former implicates on the relations of states or nations while the latter focuses on justice for humanity taken as a whole. The article explores the traditional agenda of international versus global justice and evaluates the impact of globalization and the hyper-power position achieved by the U.S. on the conception of justice in the international scene.