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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 3, Summer

[A Changing United Nations: Multilateral Evolution & the Quest for Global Governance]
W. Andy KnightNew York: Palgrave, 2000, xx, 257pp, US$65.00, ISBN 0-333-80151-2Ten years ago the number of reasonably current texts on the United Nations system available to students could probably have been numbered on the fingers of both hands. Then,...
[Bring Down the Walls: Lebanon's Post-War Challenge]
Carole H. DagherNew York: St Martin's, 2000, xv, 248pp, US$39.95, ISBN 0-312-22920-8This is a book at once about religious conflict, inter-religious dialogue, and the role of religious actors - in particular the Vatican - in peace and reconciliation...
Canada as a Rogue State: Its Shameful Performance on Climate Change
ANYONE WHO USES A DELIBERATELY INFLAMMATORY TITLE must offer a justification for it. Canada has, after all, a solid international reputation, and to call a middle-sized, eager-to-please state a rogue seems to border on the sacrilegious. Certainly many...
[China's Leaders: The New Generation]
Cheng LiLanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001, xviii, 283pp, US$22.95 paper, ISBN 0-8476-9497-6.Western media present a contradictory picture of the so-called fourth generation of Chinese leaders, men in their late forties and fifties who will come...
[Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia]
Amitav AcharyaLondon: Routledge, 2000, 234pp, US$29.95 paper ISBN 0-415-15763-3Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia is a comprehensive and convincing evaluation of the effect of the norms of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...
Ethnic Unmixing and the Quest for Stability in the Balkans
International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship, New York. The author would like to thank Phil Triadafilopoulos and an anonymous reviewer for helpful comments on an earlier draft. Parts of this article were presented at a conference on...
Exclusionary Populism in Austria, Italy, and Switzerland
SINCE THE LATE 1980S, A NEW BREED OF RADICAL right-wing parties and movements has gained considerable political ground in a number of liberal democracies. Several characteristics distinguish them from the more traditional parties: reliance on charismatic...
How the United States Sold Its Soul to Win the Cold War, and Now Cannot Develop a Coherent Post-Cold War Foreign Policy
Distinguished Research Professor of History at Montana State University. This is a slightly amended version of an address delivered to women historians at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), Toronto,...
Human Security: East versus West
Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; on leave as Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto. This article is based on a paper presented at the 15th...
International News in the North American Media
THE MEDIA ARE CAPABLE OF PERFORMING A POWERFUL and useful role in society. They can help educate the public, evaluate events that are important in our lives, mobilize public opinion, and safeguard against abuses of power in government. The messages they...
Israelis versus Palestinians: Is There a Way out? [Proposals]
Michael Brecher is R.B. Angus Professor of Political Science at McGill University and Director of the International Crisis Behaviour Project. He has written several books on the Arab-Israel conflict, including the prize-winning The Foreign Policy System...
[Issues in Transnational Policing]
Edited by J.W.E. SheptyckiLondon: Routledge, 2000, xiii, 241pp, US$16.99 paper, ISBN 0-415-19261-7The transnational character of much contemporary criminal activity (particularly organized criminal activity) has yet to be given satisfactory academic...
[Michael Walzer on War & Justice]
Brian OrendMontreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000, viii, 226pp, $75.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7735-223-9), $27.95 paper (ISBN 0-7735-224-7)This is a nicely written presentation of Michael Walzer's work on war and justice, supplemented...
[Nuclear Strategy in the Twenty-First Century]
Stephen J. CimbalaWestport CT: Praeger, 2000, xiii, 211pp, US$65.00, ISBN 0-275-96869-3Despite the end of the cold war and the best efforts of arms control proponents, nuclear weapons not only remain in the arsenals of the old nuclear powers, but several...
On Dan Halton's Review of Foreign News Coverage [Commentary on International News in the North American Media]
ANYONE WHO SAT IN A FOREIGN EDITOR'S CHAIR during the 1990s will recognize the decline of foreign news coverage by Canadian media as described by Dan Halton. He suggests that it was part of a trend across North America and predicts that Canada will follow...
[Running Guns: The Global Black Market in Small Arms]
Edited by Lora LumpeLondon: Zed Books, 2000, xii, 243pp, US$69.95 cloth (ISBN 1-85649-872-7), US$27.50 (ISBN 1-85649-873-5)The development of an agenda promoting 'human security,' a growing willingness on the part of states and others to intervene in...
[Shaping a New International Financial System]
Edited by Karl Kaiser, John Kirton, and Joseph P. DanielsAdlershot and Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2000, xvi, 280pp, US$74.00, ISBN 0-7546-1412-3What we have here is a baker's dozen essays on various aspects of the international financial system and ways...
[The Cash Nexus: Money & Power in the Modern World 1700-2000]
Niall FergusonNew York: Basic Books, 2001, xix, 552pp, US$44.95, ISBN 0-465-02325-8Niall Ferguson, Oxford professor of political and financial history, regular commentator on current affairs, frequent contributor to the print media, and one of the few...
[The Foreign Policies of European Union Member States]
Edited by Ian Manners and Richard G. WhitmanManchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2000, xi, 284pp, US$74.95 cloth (ISBN 0-7190-5778-7), US$24.95 paper (ISBN 0-7190-5779-5).The collection of diverse actors, multiplicity of processes, and...
[The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States]
Robert H. JacksonOxford: Oxford University Press, 2000, xvi, 464 pp, $59.95, ISBN 0-19-829625-8For the past decade and a half, Robert Jackson has charted an almost iconoclastic scholarly path outside the mainstream of international relations in North...
The International Politics of Missile Defence: A Response to Harvey [Commentary on the International Politics of Missile Defence: A Response to the Critics]
Independent consultant specializing in international security affairs. The author recently completed a study on urban violence in the developing world for the Office of Transnational Issues, United States Central Intelligence Agency.IN HIS ARTICLE, 'The...
The Internet Revolution in China: The Significance for Traditional Forms of Communist Control
MOST CHINESE HAD NOT HEARD OF THE INTERNET before the mid-1990s; many are now rushing to embrace cyberspace. Internet service providers (ISPs) and internet content providers (ICPs) are mushrooming. Chinese are among the world's most active internet users,...
[The Shallow Graves of Rwanda]
Shaharyar M. KhanLondon and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2001, xi, 228pp, US$35.00, ISBN 1-86064-616-6As the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) in Rwanda from July 1994 to March 1996 the author of this lively and highly informative...
[Understanding European Foreign Policy]
Brian WhiteNew York and Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001, xi, 196pp, US$65.00 cloth (ISBN 0-333-94988-9), US$22.95 paper (ISBN 0-333-94989-7).The capacity of European states to act in foreign affairs, combined with their varied efforts to operate in concert...
[Zimbabwe: The Political Economy of Transformation]
Hevina DashwoodToronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000, xii, 252pp, $65.00 cloth (ISBN 0-8020-4423-9), $24.95 paper (ISBN 0-8020-8226-2).Dashwood's book provides a systematic and well-presented account of the political and economic shifts within Zimbabwe...