The ongoing crisis in Darfur, Sudan has stimulated a huge amount of political and academic interest across the world. The crisis has been both reflective and constitutive of key areas of contestation and change within contemporary international society.
This book examines the crisis in Darfur as a case study of some of the wider debates currently taking place within International Relations theory. Using the conceptual framework developed by English School theorists, specifically their concept of international society and the related idea of "good international citizenship", this book examines a wide range of issues: foreign policy analysis, theories of norm diffusion, international organizations, peace operations, international criminal justice and war law, the causes and nature of contemporary warfare, and the international relations of Africa.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Black & Williams: The International Politics of Mass Atrocities: The Case of Darfur
David R. Black (Dalhousie Univ. - Political Science) & Paul D. Williams (George Washington Univ. - International Affairs) have published The International Politics of Mass Atrocities: The Case of Darfur (Routledge 2010). Here's the abstract: