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The Foundations and Future of Human Rights

 The History of Human Rights 
  • Lynn Hunt, Inventing Human Rights: A History (2008)
  • Mary Ann Glendon, A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (2002)
  • Samuel Moyn, The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (2012)
  • ______, Christian Human Rights (2015)
  • ______, “Human Rights and the Crisis of Liberalism,” in Stephen Hopgood, et al, eds., Human Rights Futures (2017)

 The Foundations of Human Rights
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “Rights”
  • Charles Beitz, The Idea of Human Rights (2011)
  • James Griffin, On Human Rights (2009)
  • __________“Human Dignity in the Theory of Human Rights: Nothing But a Phrase?”, Philosophy & Public Affairs 41:3 (2013)
  • Rowan Cruft, et al., “The Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights: An Overview,” in Rowan Cruft, et al., eds., Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (2015)
  • Christopher McCrudden, Understanding Human Dignity (2014)
  • Remy Debes, ed., Dignity: A History (2017)
  • Michael Rosen, Dignity: Its History and Meaning (2012)
  • Jeremy Waldron, “Is Dignity the Foundation of Human Rights?”, in Rowan Cruft, et al., eds., Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (2015)
  • _______, Dignity, Rank and Rights (2012), “Lecture 1: Dignity and Rank”
  • _______, One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality (2017)
  • John Simmons, “Human Rights, Natural Rights, and Human Dignity,” in Rowan Cruft, et al., eds., Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (2015)
  • Nicholas Wolterstorff, Justice: Rights and Wrongs (2008), chapter 15
  • Chris Eberle, “Basic Human Worth: Secular and Religious Perspectives,” in Y. Nagasawa Erik Wielenberg, eds., New Waves in Philosophy of Religion (2009)
  • David Luban, “Human Rights Pragmatism and Human Dignity,” in Rowan Cruft, et al., eds., Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (2015)
  • Henry Shue, Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy (1996)
  • Uwe Steinhoff, Do All Persons Have Equal Moral Worth? (2015)

The Future of Liberal Regimes
  • Patrick Deneen, Why Liberalism Failed (2019)
  • _______, “Aristopopulism: A Political Proposal for America,” First Things (March 2019)
  • Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (1835)
  • Daniel Bell, The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (1976)
  • William A. Galston, “The Populist Challenge to Liberal Democracy,” in Journal of Democracy 29:2 (2018)
  • ______, Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy (2018)
  • Jan-Werner Mueller, What is Populism? (2016)
  • Francis Fukuyama, Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment (2018)
  • _______, “Against Identity Politics: The New Tribalism and the Crisis of Democracy,” Foreign Affairs (2018)
  • Mark Lilla, “The End of Identity Liberalism,” New York Times (November 2016)
  • _______, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics (2017)
  • Robert Kuttner, Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? (2018)
  • Joseph Stiglitz's Globalization and Its Contents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump
  • David Runciman, How Democracy Ends (2016)
  • Stephen Levitsky and Adam Ziblatt, How Democracies Die (2018)
  • Steve Holmes, The Anatomy of Antiliberalism (1996)
  • Yoram Hazony, The Virtue of Nationalism (2018)
  • Heather Pangle, “Liberalism and Nationalism,” National Affairs (2019)
  • David Luban, “R2H and Threats to Peace: An Essay on Sovereign Responsibilities,” Berkeley Journal of International Law (forthcoming)
  • Samuel Goldman, After Nationalism (forthcoming)
  • Yael Tamir, Why Nationalism (2019)
  • Braden Allenby, “Information Technology and the Fall of the American Republic,” Jurimetrics (2019)
  • Jack Goldsmith, The Failure of Internet Freedom (2018)
  • Jack Goldsmith and Stuart Russell, Strengths Become Vulnerabilities (2018)
  • David Luban, “Say What You Will?”, New York Review of Books (2016)
  • Henry Farrell, “The Consequences of the Internet for Politics,” Annual Review of Political Science (2012)
  • Henry Farrell and Bruce Schneier, “Common-Knowledge Attacks on Democracy,” Berkman Klein Center (2018)
  • Jan van Diik, & Kenneth Hacker, Internet and Democracy in the Network Society (2018)
  • Peter W. Singer, Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media (2018)

 The Future of the Liberal International Order
  • Hans, Kundnani, “What is the Liberal International Order” (2017)
  • Robert Kagan, The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World (2018)
  • ___________, “The Strongmen Strike Back,” Washington Post (2019)
  • John Ikenberry, “The End of Liberal International Order?”, International Affairs (2018)
  • Larry Diamond, et al., eds. Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy (2016)
  • Larry Diamond, Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency (2019)
  • Michael Mandelbaum, The Rise and Fall of Peace on the Earth (2019)
  • Bruce W. Jentleson, “The Liberal Order Isn’t Coming Back: What Next?”, Democracy 48 (2018)
  • Mira Rapp-Hooper and Rebecca Friedman Lissner, “The Open World: What America Can Achieve After Trump,” Foreign Affairs (2019)
  • John Mearsheimer, The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities (2018)
  • _______, “Bound to Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Liberal International Order,” International Security (2019)
  • Graham Allison, “The Myth of the Liberal Order: From Historical Accident to Conventional Wisdom,” Foreign Affairs (2018)
  • Charles L. Glaser, “A Flawed Framework: Why the Liberal International Order Concept Is Misguided,” International Security 43:4 (2019)

 Human Rights and the Law of War
  • Jeff McMahan, “The Morality of War and the Law of War,” David Rodin and Henry Shue (eds.), Just and Unjust Warriors (2008)
  • Henry Shue, “Do We Need a ‘Morality of War’?”, in Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War (2016)
  • Gabriella Blum, “The Individualization of War: From War to Policing in the Regulation of Armed Conflicts,” in Sarat, Douglas, Umphrey eds., Law and War (2013)
  • David Luban, “Knowing When Not to Fight,” Seth Lazar and Helen Frowe, eds., The Oxford handbook of Ethics of War (2016)
  • ______, “Human Rights Thinking and the Laws of War,” in Jens David Ohlin, ed., Theoretical Boundaries of Armed Conflict and Human Rights (2016)
  • Janina Dill, “Towards a Moral Division of Labour between IHL and IHRL during the Conduct of Hostilities,” Ziv Bohrer, Janina Dill, Helen Duffy, eds., The Law Applicable to Armed Conflict (forthcoming)
  • Yitzhak Benbaji, “A Defense of the Traditional War Convention,” Ethics (2008)