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: 09/20/2004
Books Received II

Recent Books Received

Two on Terrorism..By and Against the State

Yevgeny Primakov, A World Challenged: Fighting Terrorism in the Twent-First Century, Brookings Institution Press, 204, pp. 150

The author was Russian prime minsiter 1998-9, and like Putin, was heavily involved in a career in the Soviet secret services. He calls for a greater role for Russia in major international crises, a careful management of relationships with Russia's biggest trading partner, the EU, and for mixing military strength and negotiations in settling matters with the Chechens.

Frederick H Gareau, State Terrorism and the US: from counter insurgency to the War on Terrorism, Zed Books, 2004, 99 254

Frederick H Gareau is a professor at Florida State University. Quoting Cardinal Arns of Sao Paulo: "this entire book is written in blood and with much blood for my country", he says "I echo these words with great love for my own country, the United States". In his indictment of US support for what he calls state terrorism, the author is clearly hoping for his beloved country to mend its ways and calls for a Truth Commission for Washington.

Two on Globalization..Yale and Oxford Defend Globalization

Martin Wolf, Why Globalization Works, Yale University Press, 2004, pp.399

Advanced reviewers have dubbed this book: "brilliant", "a devastating critique", "deeply reasoned and cogent", one of whom was the Governor of the Bank of England. The Economist liked it too. It is not surprising. It is an excellent defence of globalization and its critics. Another Fabian bites the dust.

Jagdish Bhagwati, In Defense of Globalization, Oxford University Press, 2004, pp.304

Bhagwati is an old hand and has pretty well seen it all, especially as a fan of "growth" and later of "development economics". This is a well written defence, and some reviewers have called it humorous, strange for an economics text. Some might feel it verges on the flippant.