Contemporary Review

Founded in 1866, Contemporary Review is a scholarly journal published quarterly. Contemporary Review Company Ltd. owns and publishes this journal, and its editorial headquarters is in Oxford, United Kingdom.Contemporary Review covers a number of topics, including politics, international affairs, literature, art and art history. Its region and its audience are international. Dr. Richard Mullen is the editor; Dr. Alex Kerr is the managing editor; Dr. James Munson is the literary editor; and Anselma Bruce is the associate editor. James LoGerfo, Robin Findlay and Charles Foster are the editorial advisers.

Articles from Vol. 279, No. 1630, November

Australia and Asylum Seekers
JUST over a year ago, Australia successfully hosted the largest peacetime event in world history -- the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Australia reaffirmed its international reputation as a friendly country. Now there is an edge of bitterness. But this benefits...
Coping with Globalisation
THE world was undergoing tremendous change even before the horrors of 11 September. Both democracy and the market economy have proliferated globally since the collapse of communism, and revolutionary developments in communication and information technology...
Educating Maths Teachers in America
IN Britain debates about the need for increased attention to scientific and technological education go back to the nineteenth century and are increasing today as New Labour attempts to put its vague electoral slogan of 'Education, Education, Education'...
Ethiopia: The Land of Prester John
THE legendary wealthy kingdom of Prester John exerted such a prodigious influence on European thought in the Middle Ages that Pope Alexander III despatched a messenger to him in 1177. Prester John was reputed to have withstood the onslaught of Islam...
Gender Inequality in Africa
WHAT does the division between the sexes mean to people in different places and times? Different places and times! This phrase holds the key to gender equality in the world today. Another equally important anthropological question is: how are biological...
Helping China's Pollution with Waterways
THE World Bank is expected shortly to raise billions of dollars worth of investment capital in support of a programme to reverse a series of environment management disasters in China, which many believe endanger the very health of the planet. High...
Nepal's Monarchy after the Massacre
THE massacre of the Nepalese royal family has cast a dark shadow over Nepal. The murder of King Birendra, venerated by his subjects as the reincarnation of the Hindu god, Vishnu, and his wife, Queen Aishwarya, by their eldest son, Crown Prince Dipendra,...
Terrorism in America: Reflections from a French Field
"IT is war", said the fat men sitting opposite. 'It is war on all of us'. 'It is worse than war', said his wife. 'In war one can see one's enemy'. We were gathered, about 250 of us, lunching in a field under polythene glasshouses in warmth that...
The Political Consequences of the U.S. Census
THE first US census was conducted in 1790 after the passage that year of the Census Act. The process was one signal that the young and recently independent nation was adopting more modem approaches than its perceived former 'oppressor', Britain, to...