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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 4, Fall

[China & Historical Capitalism: Genealogies of Sinological Knowledge]
ASIAReviews by Steven H. Lee, University of British ColumbiaEdited by Timothy Brook and Gregory BlueCambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, xii, 291pp, US$64.95(ISBN 0-521-64029-6)The idea for this monograph came from the famous historian of science,...
[Cosmopolitan Capitalists: Hong Kong & the Chinese Diaspora at the End of the 20th Century]
Edited by Gary G. HamiltonSeattle: University of Washington Press, 1999, vii, 185pp, US$19.95 (ISBN 0-295-97803-1)This collection examines several linked themes central to the relationship between Hong Kong and China and the making of the modern world...
[Democracy beyond the State? the European Dilemma & the Emerging Global Order]
Edited by Michael Th. Greven and Louis W. PaulyLanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000, viii, 191pp, US$65.00 (ISBN 0-8476-9900-5), US$24.95 (ISBN 0-8476-9901-3); Toronto: University of Toronto Press, $24.95 (ISBN 0-8020-8327-7)Democracy Beyond the...
[Empire & Community: Edmund Burke's Writings & Speeches on International Relations]
GENERALEdited by David P. Fidler and Jennifer M. WelchBoulder CO: Westview, 1999, xv, 353 pp, US$75.00 cloth, US$30 paper (ISBN 081336868294)Edmund Burke's name does not normally enter discussions of international theory. The editors of Empire and Community...
Entering the 21st Century: The Middle East
WHAT EFFECTS HAVE THE RECENT EVENTS in the Palestine territories and Israel had on the future stability of the Middle East? Despite murmurs of heightened regional antagonism and domestic social mobilization in response to the apparent setback to the...
[Friends & Foes: How Congress & the President Really Make Foreign Policy]
UNITED STATESReviews by Beth Fischer, University of TorontoRebecca K. C. HersmanWashington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2000, ix, 142pp, US$38.95 cloth (ISBN 0-8157-3566-9), US$15.95 paper (ISBN 0-8157-3565-0)This volume challenges the conventional...
[Greed & Grievance: Economic Agendas in Civil Wars]
Edited by Mats Berdal and David M. MaloneBoulder CO & London: Lynne Rienner, 2000, vii, 251 pp, US$49.95 cloth (ISBN 1-55587-892-X), US$17.95 paper (ISBN 1-44487-868-7); Ottawa: International Development Research Centre, $25.00 paper (ISBN 0-88936-915-0)Berdal...
[Honey & Vinegar]
Incentives, sanctions and foreign policyEdited by Richard N. Haass and Meghan L. O'SullivanWashington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2000, xi, 211pp, US$16.95 paper (ISBN 0-8157-3355-0)It is not surprising that extensive use of sanctions by the United...
[How Sanctions Work: Lessons from South Africa]
SANCTIONSReviews by Margaret P. Doxey, Emeritus Professor, Trent UniversityEdited by Neta C.Crawford and Audie KlotzNew York: St. Martin's, 1999, xv, 292pp, US$59.95 cloth (ISBN 0-312-21854-0), US$19.95 paper (ISBN 0-312-21856-7)It is not surprising...
Index 1999-2000
ARTICLESABIEW, FRANCIS KOFI, and TOM KEATING. Outside agents and the politics of peacebuilding and reconciliation 80ANASTAKIS, DIMITRY. The advent of an international trade agreement: the auto pact at GATT, 1964-65 583AYBET, GULNUR, and MELTEM MUFTULER-BAC....
[Jordanians, Palestinians & the Hashemite Kingdom in the Middle East Peace Process]
Adnan Abu-OdehWashington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1999, xviii, 326pp, US$37.50 cloth (ISBN 1-878379-89-5), US$19.95 paper (ISBN 1-87379-86-09)The distinguished American scholar Deborah Gerner entitled her study of the Palestine conflict...
Letter from Brazil
BRAZIL IS NOT NEWS. As the country enters its sixth century since the arrival of Europeans in 1500, it makes few headlines and receives even less serious attention. Burning rain forests, homeless children, Stone Age Indians, rioting prisoners, erratic...
[Protection against Genocide: Mission Impossible?]
Edited by Neal RiemerWestport CT: Praeger, 2000, xiii, 193pp, US$64.50 cloth (ISBN 0-275-96515-5), US$22.95 paper (ISBN 0-275-96516-3)This book is both important and somewhat disappointing, and for a number of reasons in both cases. It is the first major...
Putin's Russia
IN THE MID-1980S, MIKHAIL GORBACHEV saw the imminent disaster about to befall the Soviet Union, brought on in part by the decaying ruling party. He opted to open the country to outside assistance as Russia let go of its 'near abroad.' Eventually, Canada...
[Rabin & Israel's National Security]
Efraim InbarWashington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1999, xiv, 276 pages, US$32.00 (ISBN 0-8018-6217-5)The name of Yitzhak Rabin evokes a wide variety of perceptions and emotions. For most Israelis he was a military hero, under whose command the...
Russia's Asian Temptation [Geopolitical Links]
THE RUSSIAN SYMBOLIST POET Aleksander Blok wrote 'The Scythians' in January 1918. The Romanov dynasty had collapsed less than a year earlier, and Vladimir Lenin's Bolshevik party now ruled the former empire. Shortly before Blok wrote the poem, Soviet...
[State Security & Regime Security: President Syngman Rhee & the Insecurity Dilemma in South Korea, 1953-1960]
Yong-Pyo HongOxford & New York: St Antony's Press/St Martin's, 2000, xii, 219 pp, US$65.00 (ISBN 0-312-217668)Syngman Rhee (1875-1965), the first president of the Republic of Korea, was a major figure in modern Korean history. Hong engages the literature...
[Strengthening Civil Society in Burma: Possibilities & Dilemmas for International NGOs]
Edited by the Burma Center Netherlands and Transnational Institute Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Books, 1999, xii, 112pp, US$14.50 paper (ISBN 9747-100908)The aim of the Burma Center Netherlands is to generate awareness about Burma and to garner European...
The Advent of an International Trade Agreement: The Auto Pact at GATT, 1964-1965
ALTHOUGH IT BECAME APPARENT in the autumn of 1964 that Canadian and American negotiators had averted a potentially damaging trade war with the creation of the Automotive Products Trade Agreement (auto pact), the agreement faced a number of major obstacles...
[The Ambiguous Legacy: US Foreign Relations in the American Century]
Edited by Michael J. HoganCambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, xii, 548pp, US$49.95 cloth (ISBN 0-521-77019-X), US$17.95 paper (ISBN 0-521-77977-4)This volume seeks to evaluate the record of United States foreign policy over the past 100 years....
The International Politics of National Missile Defence: A Response to the Critics
INTRODUCTIONTo encourage more informed discussion of national missile defence (NMD) and to widen a dangerously narrow public debate on the subject, this article challenges critics of NMD to confront the logical and factual errors in their arguments against...
The Regulation of GM Foods: Who Represents the Public Interest?
CONSUMERS RIGHTLY DEMAND assurances that food is safe to eat. Opponents of genetic modification (GM) or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) complain that products of the new technology are entering our food supply either in an essentially unregulated...
[The Sanctions Paradox]
Daniel W. DreznerCambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, xvi, 342pp, US$64.95 cloth (ISBN 0-521-64332-5), US$24.95 paper (ISBN 0-521-6441-5)It is not surprising that extensive use of sanctions by the United Nations Security Council since 1990 and...
Towards a Nuclear Weapons Free World? New Zealand and the Quest for Global Nuclear Disarmament
NEW ZEALAND'S VOCAL SUPPORT for global nuclear disarmament predates the end of the cold war by several years. During the 1980s, for example, anti-nuclear sentiment played a prominent role both in New Zealand's domestic politics and in shaping the country's...
Transformations in Security and Identity after the Cold War: Turkey's Problematic Relationship with Europe
INTRODUCTIONTurkey's relationship with the European Union (EU) is a particularly difficult one. The 1990s witnessed the transformation of the European Community into the EU and its subsequent enlargement. When Turkey was not included in the enlargement...
[Whose World Is It Anyway? Civil Society, the United Nations & the Multilateral Future]
Edited by John W. Foster with Anita AnandOttawa: United Nations Association in Canada, 1999, xxii, 560pp, $29.95 paper (ISBN 0-9699816-7-8)Published just in time for the World Civil Society Conference in Montreal in December 1999, this is an ambitious...