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  • Book Review: New Perspectives on Human Security

    Arguably, security is a contested concept. Conventionally, national security that is state-centred and military-oriented has been predominant in the discourse on security. BY JUICHIRO TANABE | APRIL 24, 2012 However, the concept of human security, which puts individual human agency at the centre, has raised its profile academically and practically. Following this emerging reformulation and

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  • Book Review: International Organizations and Civilian Protection: Power, Ideas and Humanitarian Aid

    By examining the case studies of Sri Lanka and the Philippines, this book investigates and analyses the major factors that affect the characteristics of the humanitarian intervention and relief activities of five international organisations – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Save the Children, OXFAM, and International Committee of the Red

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  • Book Review: Corruption and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    Since the end of the Cold War in the late 20th century, the number of interstate wars has decreased dramatically, while internal conflicts have claimed the main stage. It might be the consequence of secessionist movements in many post-colonial states or the domestic frictions that were largely restrained for the sake of national security during

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  • Book Review: Conflict Management in Divided Societies: Theories and Practice

    Conflict management in Divided Societies: Theories and Practice is an innovative book that gives a multi-perspective view of conflict management in divided societies in three parts and fourteen chapters. BY KIVEN JAMES KEWIR | APRIL 24, 2012 Some authors of this edited volume have an academic background while other contributors have had extensive experience in dealing

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  • Book Review: Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent by ERNEST FREEBERG, Harvard University Press, 2008, ISBN-13: 978-0-674

    Written by DR. JEAN-PAUL GAGNON Thursday, 27 October 2011 02:19 Wilson’s crusade for democracy had been a cruel illusion, a growing number now believed. The administration had lied about the causes and likely consequences of the war, big business had fattened itself while families sacrificed, and much of the patriotic fervor that gripped the country

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  • Book Review: Power: A Radical View

    By Steven Lukes, (Second Edition Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, 192 pp.   $US 18.71 paperback (0-333-42092-6), $ US 64.00 hardcover (0-333-42091-8) By Ali Onur Ozcelik | 11 October 2010 Writing a short book in 1974, Steven Lukes outlined a ‘conceptual analysis of power, benefiting from the debate between pluralist and their critiques. In that book, Lukes was trying to identify

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  • Book Review: Democratic Governance

    By Mark Bevir (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0-691-14539-6, 320 pp., £20.95) By Simon McMahon | 11 October 2010 Democrati c Governance is concerned with the challenge to democracy posed by the spread of new forms of governance. From the 1980s, the rise of New Public Management theories and practi ces have heralded a positi vist approach

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  • Book Review: Faith and Politics in Nigeria: Nigeria as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World

    By John N. Paden, (Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-60127-029-0, ix-140 pp., $12.00 pbk.) By Chris, M. A. Kwaja | 11 October 2010 The book under review examines John Paden’s incisive analysis of how the Nigerian state has been able to manage ethnic/religious diversity in the midst of violent confrontations across ethno-religious

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  • Book Review: European Union Security Dynamics: In the New National Interest

     By Janne Haaland Matlary (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2009, ISBN 9780230521889, 248 pp., £55.00 hb.) By K. Kaan Renda | 11 October 2010   The notion of security has changed significantly in the post-Cold war era. Security is not anymore understood in the traditional sense as state-centric and military-oriented. In fact, the concept of security now encompasses different sectors such

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