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  • The Twilight of Human Rights Lawby Eric Posner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Countries solemnly intone their commitment to human rights, and they ratify endless international treaties and conventions designed to signal that commitment. At the same time, there has been no marked decrease in human rights violations, even as the language of human rights has become the dominant mode of international moral criticism. Well-known... more...

  • The Perils of Global Legalismby Eric A. Posner

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    The first months of the Obama administration have led to expectations, both in the United States and abroad, that in the coming years America will increasingly promote the international rule of law—a position that many believe is both ethically necessary and in the nation’s best interests. With The Perils of Global Legalism , Eric A.... more...

  • Terror in the Balanceby Eric A. Posner; Adrian Vermeule

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 25.99

    Introduction. Part I: Constitutional Law and Theory. 1. Emergencies, Tradeoffs, and Deference. 2. The Panic Theory. 3. The Democratic Failure Theory. 4. The Ratchet Theory and Other Long-Run Effects. Part II: Applications. 5. Institutional Alternatives to Judicial Deference. 6. Coercive Interrogation. 7. Speech, Due Process, and Political Trials. 8.... more...

  • The Executive Unboundby Eric A. Posner; Adrian Vermeule

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    Ever since Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. used "imperial presidency" as a book title, the term has become central to the debate about the balance of power in the U.S. government. Since the presidency of George W. Bush, when advocates of executive power such as Dick Cheney gained ascendancy, the argument has blazed hotter than ever. Many argue... more...

  • Law and Happinessby Eric A. Posner; Cass R. Sunstein

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Since the earliest days of philosophy, thinkers have debated the meaning of the term happiness and the nature of the good life. But it is only in recent years that the study of happiness—or “hedonics”—has developed into a formal field of inquiry, cutting across a broad range of disciplines and offering insights into a variety... more...

  • Climate Change Justiceby Eric A. Posner; David Weisbach

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    Climate change and justice are so closely associated that many people take it for granted that a global climate treaty should--indeed, must--directly address both issues together. But, in fact, this would be a serious mistake, one that, by dooming effective international limits on greenhouse gases, would actually make the world's poor and developing... more...

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