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Articles from Vol. 53, No. 4, Fall

[Acheson: The Secretary of State Who Created the American World]
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998, 512pp, US$30Anyone brave enough to attempt this most interesting of American secretaries of state faces multiple handicaps: a career punctuated by wars, crises and alliances, and the complexities they entail; a plethora...
[Between Serb & Albanian: A History of Kosovo]
New York: Columbia University Press, 1998, xix, 328pp, US$47.50 cloth, US$18.50 paperMiranda Vickers is extremely fortunate in her timing. There has probably never been a time when a history of Kosovo would be of as much general interest as now. Her...
Business, Globalization, and the Logic and Ethics of Corruption
INTRODUCTIONTHERE CAN BE FEW TOPICS AT THIS JUNCTURE in the development of human civilization that are more in need of careful exploration than ethics and capitalism. It is now virtually the unanimous view of political leaders in both the industrialized...
Canada and the Creation of the Commonwealth Secretariat, 1965
THE CREATION OF THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT IN 1965 was the most important landmark in the evolution of the contemporary Commonwealth. It is worth considering why it happened when it did and how Canada contributed.All previous proposals for a central...
China's Great Leap Backward: Uneconomic and Outdated, the Three Gorges Dam Will Stunt China's Economic Growth
THE TRAGEDY OF THE THREE GORGES DAM goes beyond the nearly two million people who will be resettled from their homes, villages, farms, temples, and work places to make way for it, beyond the 1,300 sites of cultural antiquities and the 100,000 hectares...
[Farm Wars: The Political Economy of Agriculture & the International Trade Regime]
Basingstoke & New York: Macmillan & St Martin's, xix, 235pp, US$65.00Montreal & Kingston ON: McGill-Queen's University Press, xv, 282pp, $49.95These two books make important contributions to the literature on the politics of agricultural...
[In between Countries: Australia, Canada & the Search for Order in Agricultural Trade]
Basingstoke & New York: Macmillan & St Martin's, xix, 235pp, US$65.00Montreal & Kingston ON: McGill-Queen's University Press, xv, 282pp, $49.95These two books make important contributions to the literature on the politics of agricultural...
[In Good Faith: Canadian Churches against Apartheid]
Waterloo ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1997, xii, 366pp, $29-95Renate Pratt provides a compelling account of how Canadian churches struggled for nearly two decades to pressure businesses and governments to take a stand against apartheid. Their...
International Journal: Index 1997-1998, Vol 53
ARTICLESADAMS, PATRICIA, & GRAINNE RYDER. China's great leap backward: uneconomic and outdate, the Three Gorges dam will stunt China's economic growth 687AXWORTHY, LLOYD, & SARAH TAYLOR. A ban for all seasons: the land-mines convention and its...
Israel: A House Divided [Rise of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism]
IN DEFERENCE TO HER HUSBAND'S NEW AND INCREASING RELIGIOUS devotion, Yifat Elharar decided to clear out her closets. Tossing out her miniskirts and shorts was a symbolic casting-off of a more provocative secular life in favour of the forced modesty of...
Jenny Macdonald's Edinburgh [Scottish Identity]
WHA'S LIKE US? WAS THE QUESTION POSED BY A RECENT EXHIBITION on Scottish identity at the City Museum of Edinburgh. This reference to a popular Scots toast evades the somewhat dissatisfying answer: 'damn few and they're all dead.' For me it was somewhat...
[Legitimacy in International Relations & the Rise & Fall of Yugoslavia]
Basingstoke, London, and New York: Macmillan & St Martin's, 1998, x, 220pp, US$69.95The theme of this book is legitimacy - how it is earned and how it is lost by states and other actors in the international galaxy. Williams' book illustrates the...
Lessons from the New History of the Cold War
INTRODUCTION: LEARNING FROM THE NEW HISTORY OF THE COLD WARTHE END OF THE COLD WAR HAS BROUGHT A WEALTH OF MEMOIRS, materials, and revelations from the former Soviet empire that has opened a world that Westerners thought might be closed from view forever....
[Limits of Persuasion: Germany & the Yugoslav Crisis 1991-1992]
Westport CT and London: Praeger, 1997, xi, 2076pp, US$59.95Germany is commonly accused of having undermined efforts to work out satisfactory arrangements for the Croatian Serbs in an independent Croatia by 'premature' recognition of Croatia in December...
[Loosing the Bonds: The United States & South Africa]
New York: Doubleday, 1997, 832pp, $48-95It is no surprise that this year's Gelber Prize for the best book in the field of international relations should have gone to a work about the United States and South Africa. The end of apartheid and the return...
Reluctant Heroes: Assembling the United Nations Cyprus Force, 1964
THE FIRST TWO PEACEKEEPING FORCES under the auspices of the United Nations were assembled with remarkable speed. When the General Assembly asked the secretary-general to make plans for the despatch of an 'emeregency force' to Suez in November 1956, within...
[The Ambiguous Champion: Canada & South Africa in the Trudeau & Mulroney Years]
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997, xiii, 466pp, $24.95 paperIt is hard to remember now, so faded is the memory of John George Diefenbaker (so clownish his place in the media-driven political consciousness), how large he loomed to those who toiled...
The Kosovo Quagmire: What Are the Issues? Should We Care?
BEFORE LATE FEBRUARY OR EARLY MARCH 1998, most Canadians could probably not have located Kosovo (Kosova in Albanian) on a map with any confidence. (It is in the southwest corner of Serbia, also bordering Macedonia, Albania, and Montenegro.) Since then,...
The Multiple Faces of South African Foreign Policy
THE 'NEW' SOUTH AFRICA PROVIDES AN INTERESTING CASE STUDY of the interaction between international and domestic politics. What Robert Putnam describes as the 'puzzling tangles'(f.1) between external and domestic factors seem especially salient here because...
[The Persian Gulf at the Millennium]
Essays in Politics, Economy, Security, and Religion Edited by Gary B. Sick and Lawrence G. PotterNew York: St Martin's, 1997, 356pp, US$49.95The Persian Gulf has repeatedly attracted international attention in recent years as a result of a series of...
What Are Commonwealth Values? Traditional Ones, against Aggression and Authoritarianism
WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET THAT THE COMMONWEALTH'S STAND against totalitarianism and aggression is not new. The distinguished British historian, David Dilks, has written that 'during the war the Commonwealth and Empire reached a pitch of endeavour, and cohesion...