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Peacekeeping and the Politics of Postmodernity
This paper attempts to explicate in a cursory fashion the ways in which theories of peacekeeping are embedded in a much broader set of assumptions about the nature of domestic politics and international relations. These ...
Amplifying the Social Dimensions of Security
Initially, a group of scholars began to systematically redefine the concept of security in a manner that directed attention towards the limited opportunity that "military" responses offered to "security" problems. Their ...
Passing Judgement: Credit Rating Processes as Regulatory Mechanisms of Governance in the Emerging World Order
This paper argues that certain knowledge-producing institutions located in the American financial industry - debt-security or bond rating agencies - are significant forces in the creation and extension of the new, open ...
The "Modern" State in the Middle East: The Need for a Human Face
In my original formulation, I warned against two salient dangers to the state in the region. On the one hand, I felt that a state captivated by a particularistic social force and harnessed to its own radical purposes would ...