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. For a current list of titles please see our Books Available for Review page. If you have any questions about the book reviews please contact the editor, Anastasia Ufimtseva at [email protected]

  • Review of “The Golden Fleece”

    Review of “The Golden Fleece”

    Kai Chen of the Zhejiang University, Zhejiang Province, China, reviews Antonio Donini’s (ed.), “The Golden Fleece: Manipulation and Independence in Humanitarian Action,” a review of the history of humanitarian assistance.

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  • Review of “The Opening Up of International Organizations”

    Review of “The Opening Up of International Organizations”

    Dr. Karen A. Mingst, of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky, reviews, Jonas Tallberg’s, Thomas Sommerer’s, Theresa Squatrito’s, and Christer J├Ânsson’s, “The Opening Up of International Organizations: Transnational Access in Global Governance.”

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  • Review of “Building Trust in Government”

    Review of “Building Trust in Government”

    Vijender Singh Beniwal of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, reviews G. Shabbir Cheema’s and V. Popoviski’s, “Building Trust in Government: Innovations in Governance Reform in Asia.”

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  • Review of “Modern Warfare”

    Review of “Modern Warfare”

    Melissa Ptacek, an Assistant Professor, Criminology, History, at St. Thomas University, reviews Benjamin Perrin”s (ed.), “Modern Warfare: Armed Groups, Private Militaries, Humanitarian Organizations, and the Law.”

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  • Review of “2119: The Year Global Democracy Will be Realized”

    Review of “2119: The Year Global Democracy Will be Realized”

    Mariana S. Mendes, of the European University Institute, writes her review of Leif Lewin’s “2119: The Year Global Democracy Will be Realized,” a discussion of the need for long term solutions in developing democracy.

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  • Review of “Backpacks Full of Hope”

    Review of “Backpacks Full of Hope”

    Glenys P. Spence, Assistant Professor of Law, Arizona Summit Law School, writes his review on Eduardo Aldunate’s, “Backpacks Full of Hope: The UN Mission in Haiti,” a look at UN mission in Haiti.

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  • Review of “The Quest for Security”

    Review of “The Quest for Security”

    Simon Dalby, CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, reviews Joseph E. Stiglitz’s and Mary Kaldor’s (eds.), “The Quest for Security: Protection without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance.”

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  • Review of “Afghanistan in the Balance”

    Review of “Afghanistan in the Balance”

    Kawu Bala, of the Bauchi State Judiciary, Nigeria, reviews Hans-Georg Ehrhart’s, Sven Bernhard Gareis’ and Charles Pentland’s (eds), “Afghanistan in the Balance: Counterinsurgency, Comprehensive Approach, and Political Order.”

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  • Review of “Recovering Nonviolent History”

    Review of “Recovering Nonviolent History”

    Dr. Neil Funk-Unrau, an Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies, Menno Simons College, at the Canadian Mennonite University, reviews Maciej J. Bartkowski’s (ed.), “Recovering Nonviolent History: Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles.”

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  • Review Of “Disarmament Diplomacy and Human Security”

    Review Of “Disarmament Diplomacy and Human Security”

    Miguel de Corral a Junior Professional Associate at the World Bank Group, writes a review on Denise Garcia’s, “Disarmament Diplomacy and Human Security: Regimes, Norms and Moral Progress in International Relations.”

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