Review — The Justice Cascade

Review — The Justice Cascade

For two decades now Kathyrn Sikkink has been a leading scholar of human rights in world politics. The Justice Cascade is perhaps her most ambitious work to date.

Review – The New Historiography of Human Rights

Review – The New Historiography of Human Rights

Human rights history matters for IR debates. Different theories of human rights depend upon different (more or less explicit) historical accounts of their genesis.

Student Book Features: Human Rights and International Law

Student Book Features: Human Rights and International Law

The realist view of law and human rights is rapidly going out of fashion. In its place liberal, constructivist and critical theories have come to the fore.

Review – The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Review – The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Some lack of definition in Alter’s book does not diminish her valiant and highly successful effort to sketch the architecture of the international legal regime.

Review – The Massacres at Mt. Halla

Review – The Massacres at Mt. Halla

Hun Joon Kim’s analysis represents a welcome and well-written, but ultimately very partial, view of the search for ‘comprehensive truth’ in South Korea.

Interview – Peter W. Singer

Interview – Peter W. Singer

Peter W. Singer discusses his forthcoming book Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, global security threats, and how parenthood has changed his perspective of international security.

Interview – Peter Matanle

Interview – Peter Matanle

Dr. Matanle explains his concept of the ‘depopulation dividend’, Japanese and Asia-Pacific resource and population strategies, and talks about some of the weaknesses in current IR teaching.

Review – G20 Governance for a Globalized World

Review – G20 Governance for a Globalized World

Although his critique of the UN is problematic, Kirton’s book remains an important contribution based on a solid foundation of political theory and empirical knowledge.

Review – Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

Review – Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

Peter Hudis’ book is a concise yet rich contribution to the literature on the life and work of Frantz Fanon, which convincingly demonstrates Fanon’s continued relevance.

Review – The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Review – The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

An important and groundbreaking interdisciplinary scholarly volume which highlights the lessons that can be drawn from the errors and triumphs of the Grenada Revolution.

Review – After Empire

Review – After Empire

Ambitious in scope, Peter Zarrow’s After Empire is a descriptive and analytical history of the intellectual currents that swept away China’s edifice of kingship and erected a new polity.

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