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Addressing the Gender Gap in R2P  

Sara Davies

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
Since its inception, the responsibility to protect (R2P) principle has been progressively narrowed in its scope and application in order to capture widespread support from governments and ... More

The African Union  

Kwesi Aning and Frank Okyere

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
The African Union has been acclaimed for its effort in adopting policies that seek to protect civilian populations from mass atrocity crimes. It has transited from the principle of ... More

Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: An Study in Moral Theory  

John R. Wallach

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Feb 2016
This essay discusses the contribution of Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue (1981) to a generation of moral theory. Pitched as a critique of liberal individualism (e.g., Rawls), modernity ... More

Animal Work  

Jocelyne Porcher

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Apr 2017
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Jul 2015
Although the presence of animals in our lives seems natural, it is not; it depends on work. But we don’t know what work means for a dog, a horse, or a cow. This chapter proposes a concept ... More

Animals as Legal Subjects  

Paul Waldau

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Apr 2017
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Aug 2015
This chapter contrasts the dominant sense of the phrase “animals as legal subjects,” which minimizes fundamental protections for nonhuman animals, with alternative senses of the same ... More

Animals as Living Property  

David Favre

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Apr 2017
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Feb 2015
For all recorded history domestic animals have been considered objects within the legal system, classified as personal property, the primary focus being on what an owner can do with ... More

Animals as Sentient Commodities  

Rhoda Wilkie

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Apr 2017
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Aug 2015
A discrepancy exists between the legal and perceived status of livestock. Legally, food animals are property, but their thing-like status is unstable and does not determine how they are ... More

The Arab Region  

Fateh Azzam and Coralie Hindawi

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
This chapter looks at Arab perspectives on the responsibility to protect, both at a conventional, state-focused level, and at the level of civil society. The study shows that the Arab ... More

Asia Pacific and South Asia  

Sarah Teitt

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Jun 2016
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Aug 2016
There is a tendency to view R2P diffusion in the Asia Pacific region as a function of ‘norm containment’, which explains endorsement of R2P as a result of the weakening, deconstruction, or ... More

At the Limits of Rhetoric: Authority, Commonplace, and the Role of Literature in Carl Schmitt  

Johannes Türk

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Jan 2017
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Sep 2015
This chapter analyzes the systematic relationship of Carl Schmitt’s oeuvre to rhetoric, arguing that his work cannot be detached from its engagement in a simultaneously metaphysical and ... More

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