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Jesus Arboleya, The Cuban Counterrevolution, translated by Rafael Betancourt. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 2000
The Cuban Counterrevolution examines the history of the struggle against the Cuban Revolution and specifically analyzes the effect of US actions and influence. Arboleya, a scholar at the University of Havana, is also hopeful that demographic and political changes can improve US-Cuba relations.
Pages: 366 with index. Paperback $26.00
Wolfgang Biermann and Martin Vadset, eds. UN Peacekeeping in Trouble: Lessons Learned from the Former Yugoslavia. Aldershot, England: Ashgate. 1998.
This book is the result of a project started at the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute to apply quantitative methods and qualitative research to draw lessons from the UN peacekeeping experience in Yugoslavia. Biermann and Vadset supplement their own work (interviews, workshops, and surveys) with articles from a number of persons active in the UN's effort in Yugoslavia.
Jan Herman Brinks, Children of the New Fatherland. Translated by Paul Vincent. London: I. B. Tauris.
Children of the New Fatherland is a detailed study of the growth of radical xenophobia and violence against foreigners in post-Cold War Germany. It includes information on the historical precedents of today's hate groups.
Pages: 200 with index. Hardbound $35.00.
Marta Daniels. Peace is Everybody's Business: Half a Century of Peace Education with Elizabeth Evans Baker. Huntingdon, PA: Juniata College Press.
This is a biography of Elizabeth Evans Baker, a founding mother of peace education, but is also much more. Along with the biographical information, Daniels provides a history of peace education in the US and specific discussion of four university programs directly influenced by Baker. Appendices include lists of universities with peace studies programs, letters, and more.
Pages: 253 with index. Paperback $7.95.
Oliver Furley and Roy May, eds. Peacekeeping in Africa. Aldershot, England: Ashgate. 1998.
This comprehensive study examines the history, successes, and failures of peacekeeping in Africa. It focuses on the national, regional, and international actors affecting peacekeeping operations on the continent.
Global Governance Reform Project, Reimagining the Future: Towards Democratic Governance. 2000.
This report, by the Global Governance Reform Project sponsored by the Political Science Department of la Trobe Univeristy in Australia, Focus on the Global South, and the Toda Institute, provides a stimulus for debate on global governance reform. The study starts from an Asian-Pacific perspective that provides insight not common in Western approaches.
Pages: 101. US$13, AUD16.50. Contact: Politics Department, la Trobe University, Bundoora Vic 3083 Australia (fax: 61 3 9479 1997).
Ted Robert Gurr, Peoples Versus States: Minorities at Risk in the New Century. United States Institute of Peace Press. 2000.
Peoples Versus States is a continuation of the analysis in Gurr's earlier Minorities at Risk. It surveys the behavior of 275 politically active ethnic groups during the 1990s and pinpoints the factors that encourage the assertion of ethnic identities.
Pages: 399 with index. Paperback $29.95. Hardbound $55.00
David Hoile, Farce Majeure: The Clinton Administration's Sudan Policy 1993-2000. London: The European Sudanese Public Affairs Council. 2000.
Hoile's study examines, in detail, US policy toward Sudan during the Clinton Administration. It attempts to ground Clinton's policy within its general Africa policy and failures of American intelligence and oversight.
Pages: 123 with index. Contact ESPAC for purchasing information: 1 Northumberland Avenue, London, Britain, WC2N 5BW; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dorothy Shea, The South African Truth Commission: The Politics of Reconciliation. United States Institute of Peace Press. 2000.
In The South African Truth Commission, Shea examines the role of the Commission in South Africa's political transition. She belives there are positive lessons to learn from the Commission that can be applied in other transitional societies.
Pages: 107. Paperback: $9.95
Sun Tzu, The Art of War: A New Translation. Translated and including essays and commentary by the Denma Translation Group. Boston: Shambala Publications. 2001.
Instead of focusing on The Art of War as a military text or an example of Chinese philosophy, the Denma Translation Group uses this translation to examine the book as a guide for living. War, for them, is a situation that requires tough decisions, the state is the system in which we live, and victory is encoraging others to adopt a broader perspective that includes, but is not limited to, their own.
Pages: 272. Hardcover $24.95.
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