Strategies for building awareness for the potential of peace education in Cameroon Ben Oru Mforndip
Special Report
Has Democracy Enhanced Development in Africa? Conrad John Masabo
Permanent Emergency Powers in France: The ‘Law to Strengthen Internal Security and the Fight Against Terrorism’ and the Protection of Human Rights Lena Muhs
Women’s Political Representation in Sri Lanka: Leading towards Prosperity or Peril Pujika Rathnayake
Lack of empathy as a threat to peace Victoria Scheyer
Comment II
The death of democracy in Honduras Daniel Bagheri S.
Berta Vive Daniel Bagheri Sarvestani
The Persons Who Changed the Lives of Terrorists and Criminals Surya Nath Prasad

Teaching Peace from Tales of the City: Peace Education through the Memoryscapes of Nagasaki Patporn Phoothong
Special Report
Reflections of Refugees in Africa Wyclife Ong'eta Mose
Challenges and prospects of AU to implement the Ezulwini Consensus: The case of collective security and the use of force Tunamsifu Shirambere Philippe
The Right to Food Shant Melkonian
Freedom of Expression Under Threat in Zambia Mariateresa Garrido
Douglas Janoff on LGBTQIA Human Rights Luciana Téllez
Common Things: Communication, Community, Communal Peacebuilding Lina Patricia Forero Martínez
The political Crisis of the 2017 Honduran Election Daniel Bagheri S.
Research Summary
Water Security in the Sixaola River Basin Adrián Martinez Blanco and Diana Ubico Durán
Reborn Arunima Chouguley
An Open Letter to the American People: Political Responsibility in the Nuclear Age Richard Falk, David Krieger, and Robert Laney


Book Review
Last Updated: 01/13/2004
Books Received
Simon Stander

The Peace and Conflict Monitor would like to thank all those publishers who have sent books in for review. We have been unable to respond immediately and review them all. Here is a list of some of the books received in 2003. We will try to publish full reviews in due course.


Stanley Aronowitz and Peter Bratsis, Paradigm Lost: State Theory Reconsidered, Minnesota University Press, 2002, pp. 297. A series of articles arguing convincingly for putting state theory and class analysis back into their rightful analytical position in explaining the ills of the world.


Steve Ellner and Donald Hellinger, Venezuelan Politics in the Chavez Era: Class, Polarization and Conflict, Lynne Rienner, 2003, pp. 259. Two experts offer a revisionary view of Chavez and Venezuelan politics.


Gilbert Rist, The History of Development, Zed Books, 2002 (New and Revised Edition) pp. 286. This scintillating run through development theories cuts through much nonsense written and spoken on the subject, and calls for a revision of economic theory in order to start thinking straight.


William I Robinson, Transnational Conflicts: Central America, Social Change and Gloobalization, Verso, 2003 pp.400.  Serious attempt to provide an overarching theory within which to discuss the effects of global capitalism on central America.


Amin Saikal and Albrecht Schnabel (edit), Democratization in the Middle East: Experiences, Struggles, Challenges, United Nations Press, 2003, pp 211. A useful series of essays that discuss the possibilities for “sustainable democracy” in the Middle East. Gradualism from the top matched by support and cooperation from civil society is the proposed answer to instability and violence.


Frances Stewart et al, War and Underdevelopment (Two Volumes) Oxford, 2003.  Doyens of Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, provide exhaustive arguments, data and case studies explaining the effects of war on developing countries. Case studies: Afghanistan, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Sierra leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Uganda. An expert and professional series of studies.