Book Reviews

The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States, Robert H. Jackson [Full Text] 11/06/01
The strength of Jackson's study lies in his use of military and diplomatic history, legal-institutional scholarship, and political theory to expose the empirical reality and normative logic of a societas of states.
Author(s): Catherine Lu

"Unspeakable Truths: Confronting State Terror and Atrocity", Priscilla B. Hayner; "Transitional Justice", Ruti G. Teitel [Full Text] 11/06/01
Both authors describe the variety of tools - national and international trials, investigatory bodies, memorials, reparations, and constitutional changes - that societies and international bodies have employed to address human rights violations.
Author(s): David A. Crocker

War Stories: The Search for a Usable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany, Robert G. Moeller [Full Text] 11/19/01
Moeller clearly states that this is a book about the popular representation of the war's effect on Germany and the way that this representation shaped a selective memory of suffering in which German victimhood was the overarching theme.
Author(s): Rebecca E. Wittmann

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