Global Ethics Book Series

Amnesty International and W. W. Norton have teamed up to publish a series of books about some of the most pressing issues of our time. These short books, written by distinguished scholars, ask fundamental questions and distill each issue down to its most compelling essence. Each book has a clear human rights focus and aims to broaden the set of issues taken up by the human rights community.

Most Recent Books

Thinking In An Emergency

In the inaugural book of Amnesty's Global Ethics series, award-winning critic Elaine Scarry lays bare the realities of “emergency” politics and reveals how regular citizens can affect change.

Can Intervention Work?

Bestselling author Rory Stewart and political economist Gerald Knaus examine the impact of large-scale interventions, from Bosnia to Afghanistan.

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Forthcoming Books