Course Readings

Law, Violence, Humanity

Abu-Lughod, Lila. ‘Do Muslim Women (Still) Need Saving?’ In Do Muslim Women Need Saving?, 27–53. Cambridge, UNITED STATES: Harvard University Press, 2013.

Asad, Talal. ‘Reflections on Violence, Law, and Humanitarianism’. Critical Inquiry 41, no. 2 (2015): 390–427.

Bhungalia, Lisa. ‘A Liminal Territory: Gaza, Executive Discretion, And Sanctions Turned Humanitarian’. GeoJournal 75, no. 4 (1 August 2010): 347–57.

Black, Allida. ‘Are Women “Human”? The UN and the Struggle to Recognize Women’s Rights as Human Rights’. In The Human Rights Revolution An International History, edited by William I. Hitchcock, Akira Iriye, Petra Goedde, and William I Hitchcock, 133–55. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Blackburn, Robin. ‘Slavery, Emancipation And Human Rights’. In Self-Evident Truths? Human Rights And The Enlightenment, edited by Kate E Tunstall, 137–55. New York : London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.

Chaplin, Joyce E. 1990. Slavery and the Principle of Humanity: A Modern Idea in the Early Lower South. Journal of social history, 24(2), pp.299–315.

Coker, Christopher. ‘Humanising War’. In Humane Warfare, 7–23. London: Routledge, 2001.

Colby, Elbridge. ‘How to Fight Savage Tribes’. The American Journal of International Law 21, no. 2 (1927): 279–88.

Çubukçu, Ayça. ‘Thinking against Humanity’. London Review of International Law 5, no. 2 (1 July 2017): 251–67.

Douzinas, Costas. ‘Humanity, Military Humanism and the New Moral Order’. In Human Rights and the Moral Responsibilities of Corporate and Public Sector Organisations, edited by Tom Campbell and Seumas Miller, 10:223–42. Kluwer Academic Publisher, 2005. =

Feldman, Ilana, and Miriam Ticktin. ‘Introduction Government and Humanity’. In In the Name of Humanity, edited by Ilana Feldman and Miriam Ticktin, 1–26. Durham: Duke University Press, 2020.

Getachew, Adom. ‘From Principle to Right:: THE ANTICOLONIAL REINVENTION OF SELF-DETERMINATION’. In Worldmaking after Empire, 71–106. The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination. Princeton University Press, 2019.

Gilroy, Paul. ‘Race and the Right to Be Human’. 2009.

Kinsella, Helen M. ‘The Algerian Civil War and the 1977 Protocols Additional’. In The Image before the Weapon : A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian, 127–54. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2017.

Klose, Fabian, and Mirjam Thulin. ‘European Concepts and Practices of Humanity in Historical Perspective’. In Humanity : A History of European Concepts in Practice From the Sixteenth Century to the Present, edited by Fabian Klose and Mirjam Thulin, 9–28. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016.

Meron, Theodor. ‘Francis Lieber’s Code and Principles of Humanity Chapter 3:  Human Rights Inquiries’. Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 36, no. Issues 1 & 2 (1998): 269–82.

Moyn, Samuel. ‘A War Without Civilian Deaths?’ The New Republic, 23 October 2018.

Painter, Nell Irvin. ‘Early American White People Observed’. In History of White People, 104–31. New York, N.Y.: W W Norton, 2011.

———. ‘The First Alien Wave’. In History of White People, 132–50. New York, N.Y.: W W Norton, 2011.

Parfitt, Rose. ‘Empire Des Negres Blancs: The Hybridity of International Personality and the Abyssinia Crisis of 1935-36’. Leiden Journal of International Law 24, no. 4 (December 2011): 849–72.

Weizman, Eyal. ‘The Best of All Possible Walls’. In The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza, 61–89. London, UNITED KINGDOM: Verso, 2012.

Zehfuss, Maja. ‘Contemporary Western War and the Idea of Humanity’. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 30, no. 5 (1 October 2012): 861–76.

War and Justice

Bass, Gary J. ‘Jus Post Bellum’. Philosophy & Public Affairs 32, no. 4 (2004): 384–412.

Brunstetter, Daniel R., and Dana Zartner. ‘Just War against Barbarians: Revisiting the Valladolid Debates between Sepúlveda and Las Casas’. Political Studies 59, no. 3 (October 2011): 733–52.

Crawford, Neta C. ‘Just War Theory and the U.S. Counterterror War’. Perspective on Politics 1, no. 1 (March 2003): 5–25.

Frowe, Helen. ‘Can Reductive Individualists Allow Defense Against Political Aggression?’ In Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, Volume 1, edited by David Sobel, Peter Vallentyne, and Steven Wall, 173–93. Oxford University Press, 2015.

Howes, Dustin Ells. ‘The Failure of Pacifism and the Success of Nonviolence’. Perspectives on Politics 11, no. 2 (June 2013): 427–46.

Leebaw, Bronwyn Anne. ‘The Irreconcilable Goals of Transitional Justice’. Human Rights Quarterly 30, no. 1 (2008): 95–118.

Luban, David. ‘Just War and Human Rights’. Philosophy & Public Affairs 9, no. 2 (1980): 160–81.

———. ‘Liberarlism, Torture, And The Ticking Time Bomb’. Virginia Law Review 91 (2005): 1425–61.

Mamdani, Mahmood. ‘Amnesty or Impunity? A Preliminary Critique of the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa (TRC)’. Diacritics 32, no. 3 (2002): 33–59.

Mantena, Karuna. ‘Another Realism: The Politics of Gandhian Nonviolence’. American Political Science Review 106, no. 2 (May 2012): 455–70.

McMahan, Jeff. ‘The Ethics of Killing in War’. Ethics 114, no. 4 (July 2004): 693–733.

Narveson, Jan. ‘Pacifism: A Philosophical Analysis’. Ethics 75, no. 4 (July 1965): 259–71.

O’Driscoll, Cian. ‘Divisions within the Ranks? The Just War Tradition and the Use and Abuse of History’. Ethics & International Affairs 27, no. 1 (2013): 47–65.

Osiel, Mark. ‘The Challenge of Prosecuting Mass Atrocity’, 2009, 16–30.

Rodin, David. ‘Terrorism without Intention’. Ethics 114, no. 4 (July 2004): 752–71.

———. ‘The Myth of National Self-Defence’. In The Morality of Defensive War, edited by Cécile Fabre and Seth Lazar, 69–89. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Rosenblum, Nancy L. ‘Justice and the Experience of Injustice’. In Breaking The Cycles Of Hatred: Memory, Law, and Repair, edited by Martha Minow, 77–106. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2002.

Shultz, Richard. ‘Conceptualizing Political Terrorism: A Typology’. Journal of International Affairs 32, no. 1 (1978): 7–15.

Sjoberg, Laura. ‘Gendered Realities of the Immunity Principle: Why Gender Analysis Needs Feminism’. International Studies Quarterly 50, no. 4 (December 2006): 889–910.

Sjoberg, Laura, and Jessica Peet. ‘A(Nother) Dark Side Of The Protection Racket: Targeting Women In War’. International Feminist Journal of Politics 13, no. 2 (June 2011): 163–82.

Teitel, Ruti G. ‘Transitional Justice Genealogy Human Rights in Transition’. Harvard Human Rights Journal 16 (2003): 69–94.

Walzer, Michael. ‘The Triumph of Just War Theory (and the Dangers of Success)’. International Justice, War Crimes, and Terrorism:The U.S. Record 69, no. 4 (2002): 925–44.