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29 Sep 2010

Africa in the International system by Christopher - A review

Book review - 4 pages - International relations

During the cold war, Africa was probably the smallest concern of both the superpowers. The Afro-superpowers relationship has often been reduced to the sterile formula of African independence versus superpower imperialism. Actually, African leaders often had a certain freedom of action as they...

29 Sep 2010

"After colonialism. The cultural consequences of globalization ", Arjun Appadurai (1996)

Book review - 1 pages - International relations

Arjun Appadurai (born 1949 in Bombay) earned his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences and his Master of Arts from Brandeis University. He is a Doctor of Philosophy since 1976. He currently focuses his studies on ethnic violence in the context of globalization. He also leads a project on the cultural...

29 Sep 2010

Foreign Aid, the non-aligned movement: how to make aid work

Book review - 2 pages - International relations

It seems that ever since foreign aid existed, there have been voices calling for its increase. Nowadays, everyone, from the world leaders of the G81 to the economists, seem to agree on the quite unclear target of doubling aid to Africa. But there are, at the same time growing doubts about aid...

29 Sep 2010

John J. Mearsheimer & Stephen M. Walt - Can Saddam be contained? History says yes

Book review - 1 pages - International relations

This text was written in November 2002 by John J. Mearsheimer, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago, and Stephen M. Walt, professor of international affairs at Harvard University. It takes part in the aftermath of 9/11, and the debate over the necessity of a war in Iraq,...

29 Sep 2010

"How to help poor countries", Nancy Birdsall, Dani Rodrik, Arvind Subramanian

Book review - 4 pages - International relations

This article, published in the issue of "Foreign Affairs" dated July/August 2005, questions a lot of ready-made ideas about foreign aid and about the ways to "help poor countries". The main interest of this article is that it questions the foreign aid as the provision of resources from a country...

29 Sep 2010

Old and new wars

Book review - 2 pages - International relations

This study is based on the article written by Paul Richards in 2005: New War: An Ethnographic Approach. What was really important in this article, according to me, was to discover a new way to look at and to study wars. In this study, I will try to sum up what I've found in the article by...

29 Sep 2010

Noam Chomsky, Hegemony or survival: America's quest for global dominance

Book review - 2 pages - International relations

In the book entitled "Hegemony or Survival", Noam Chomsky, professor at MIT and one of the most controversial intellectual activists, dissects the American foreign policy one more time. His theory is supported by a detailed analysis of history. According to him, the world political leaders are...

29 Sep 2010

Hegemony or Survival America's quest for global dominance, Noam Chomsky

Book review - 9 pages - International relations

In this book, Noam Chomsky presents a view of American foreign policy over the ages, developing a very widespread theory that is clearly presented in the first chapter's title “Imperial Grand Strategy”. In fact, he explains how the US, especially since the beginning of the 21st century...

29 Sep 2010

The State, War, and the State of War by Kalevi J. Holsti (1996)

Book review - 7 pages - International relations

The State, War and the State of War has been published in 1996. Its author, Kalevi J. Holsti is a professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. This book is based on his previous study: Peace and War: armed conflicts and International Order 1648-1989. The work was...

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