Message from the editor (September 2013):
In autumn 2012 ACUNS launched a project publishing online, peer-reviewed, book reviews on books relating to the study of the United Nations, international organization(s) and related topics in global governance (political, economic, environmental/climate, security, humanitarian, human rights and others). On this page you will find the list of all titles currently available for review. If you are interested in writing a review on a recent publication not on this list please contact the book review editor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ACUNS members are given priority on all new books. Any titles currently indicated with an asterisk (*) are currently only available to ACUNS members. For information on becoming an ACUNS member please visit our Members Benefits page, or go to Join/Renew to become an ACUNS member.
Due to the popularity of this project non-members are limited to writing one review per year and ACUNS members are limited to writing two reviews per year.
If you are interested in writing a book review we would encourage you to consult our Book Review Submission Guidelines.
New reviews are published fortnightly on our Book Reviews page.
If you have any questions about the book reviews please contact the editor Gwenith Cross (email@example.com).
Governmental Issues and Political Concerns
*Joyce P. Kauffman and Kristen P. Williams, Women at War, Women Building Peace: Challenging Gender Norms (Sterling, Virginia: Kumarian Press, 2013).
*Joseph E. Schwarzberg, Creating a World Parliamentary Assembly: An Evolutionary Journey (Berlin: Committee for a Democratic U.N., 2012).
G. Shabbir Cheema and Vesselin Popovski (eds.), Building Trust in Government: Innovations in Governance Reform in Asia (Tokyo and New York: United Nations University Press, 2010).
Joseph E. Schwartzberg, Creating a World Parliamentary Assembly: An Evolutionary Journey (Berlin: Committee for a Democratic U.N., 2012).
Joanna Spear and Paul D. Williams (eds), Security and Development in Global Politics, A Critical Comparison (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2012).
Conflict and International Security
*Benjamin Perrin, Modern Warfare: Armed Groups, Private Militaries, Humanitarian Organizations, and the Law (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2012).
Scott Jasper (ed), Conflict and Cooperation in the Global Commons: A Comprehensive Approach for International Security (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2012).
Jordan Tama, Terrorism and National Security Reform: How commissions can drive change during crisis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).
Mary B. Anderson and Marshall Wallace, Opting Out of War: Strategies to Prevent Violent Conflict (Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013).
Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues
*Adam Lupel and Ernesto Verdeja (editors), Responding to Genocide: The Politics of International Action (Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013).
*Mahmood Monshipouri, Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth Technology, Human Rights, and US Foreign Policy (Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2014).
*Jane Williams (editor), The Rights of the Child in Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013).
Thomas G. Weiss, Humanitarian Business (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013).
International Relations and Global Studies
*Bruce Berman, Rajeev Bhargava, and André Laliberté, Secular States and Religious Diversity (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013).
*Thiery De Montbrial, Action and Reaction in the World System (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013).
*Thomas Weiss and Rorden Wilkinson (eds), International Organization and Global Governance (New York: Routledge, 2013).
Bernard James Brister, The Same Yet Different: Continuity and Change in the Canada-United States Post-9/11 Security Relationship (Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2012).
Robert E. Gamer (ed.), Understanding Contemporary China (Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2012).
Matthew Sparke, Introducting Globalization: Ties, Tensions, and Uneven Integration (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).
Suzanne Xiao Yang, China in UN Security Council Decision-Making on Iraq: Conflict understandings, competing preferences (New York: Routledge, 2013).
Mark Ungar, Policing Democracy: Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security in Latin America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011).
Sebastian von Einsiedel, David Malone, Sum Pradhan, eds., Nepal in Transition: From People’s War to Fragile Peace (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Twenty-First Century Questions and Challenges
*Tapio Kannimen, Crisis of Global Sustainability (New York: Routledge, 2013).
*Anthony Ming, Omer Awan and Naveed Somani (editors), e-Governance in Small States (London: Commonwealth Secretariat, 2013).
Debra P. Steger (ed), WTO: Redesigning the World Trade Organization for the Twenty-first Century (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010).
Peter J. Stoett, Global Ecopolitics: Crisis, Governance, and Justice (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012).
Andrew F. Cooper, Jorge Heine, and Ramesh Thakur, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).