RSSIssue 22.3

Briefly Noted

| September 2008
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This section contains a round-up of recent notable books in the field of international affairs.

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<i>Realism Reconsidered: The Legacy of Hans J. Morgenthau in International Relations</i> edited by Michael C. Williams

Realism Reconsidered: The Legacy of Hans J. Morgenthau in International Relations edited by Michael C. Williams

| September 2008
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This timely book takes a critical look at the history of scholarship on Morgenthau’s formulation of political realism, with an eye toward synthesizing his theories with contemporary topics and theoretical debates.

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<i>Taking on the World’s Repressive Regimes: The Ford Foundation’s International Human Rights Policies and Practices</i> by William Korey

Taking on the World’s Repressive Regimes: The Ford Foundation’s International Human Rights Policies and Practices by William Korey

| September 2008
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William Korey has done a great service for both those who champion and follow the realization of human rights internationally and those who wish to understand the potential and limitations of foundation strategies to bring about real change.

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<i>Defining Environmental Justice: Theories, Movements, and Nature</i> by David Schlosberg

Defining Environmental Justice: Theories, Movements, and Nature by David Schlosberg

| September 2008
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This volume is political theory at its best, providing an invaluable review of the contemporary literature, subverting traditional political categories and distinctions, and suggesting new directions for politics and policy.

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<i>The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia: Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought </i> by Cemil Aydin

The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia: Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought by Cemil Aydin

| September 2008
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Aydin challenges popular assumptions that non-Western ideological movements are always hostile to Western values, on the one hand, and that such movements emerge as a function of either anticolonial struggles or conservative and religious reactions to global modernity, on the othe

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<i>Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village</i> by Daniel Deudney

Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village by Daniel Deudney

| September 2008
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An important insight, with consequences for foreign policy and the practice of world politics, is that in the “global village” changing technology invites and even compels the notion of political organization and “union” at the global level.

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Keeping the Peace in Africa: Why “African” Solutions Are Not Enough

| September 2008
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Instead of searching for “African solutions” which have proved problematic so far, policymakers should focus on developing effective solutions for the complex challenges raised by the issue of armed conflict in Africa.

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Horizontal Accountability in Intergovernmental Organizations

| September 2008
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Many intergovernmental organizations have recently established offices of internal oversight. Yet scandals have revealed serious flaws in the design of these institutions. This study argues that this is due, in great part, to the initial use of an imperfect domestic model.

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