Rogue States

Rogue States

Noam Chomsky argues that, contrary to popular perception, the real â__rogueâ__ states in the world today are not the dictator-led developing countries we hear about in the news, but the United States and its allies.

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 0745317081

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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Noam Chomsky argues that, contrary to popular perception, the real 'rogue' states in the world today are not the dictator-led developing countries we hear about in the news, but the United States and its allies. He challenges the legal and humanitarian reasons given to justify intervention in global conflicts in order to reveal the West's reliance on the rule of force.He examines NATO's intervention in Kosovo, the crisis in East Timor, and US involvement in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Chomsky relies on both historical context and recently released government documents to trace the paths of self-interest and domination that fuelled these violent regional conflicts. Throughout, he reveals the United States's increasingly open dismissal of the United Nations and international legal precedent in justifying its motives and actions. Characteristically incisive and provocative, Chomsky demonstrates that the rule of law has been reduced to farce.
Categories: Political Science

Deviant Conduct in World Politics

Deviant Conduct in World Politics

See, for example, William Blum, Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only
Superpower, Zed Books, London, 2002; Noam Chomsky, Rogue States: The
Rule of Force in World Affairs, Pluto Press, London, 2000, pp. 2–3, 23, 55–63;
Noam ...

Author: D. Geldenhuys

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230000711

Category: Political Science

Page: 441

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A long list of countries - labelled outcasts, pariahs and rogues - have failed to meet international standards of good conduct. In the Cold War years Rhodesia, Israel, Chile, Taiwan and South Africa, among others, featured among the ranks of the disreputable. In modern world politics, the serious sinners not only include states: terrorists, rebels, criminals and mercenaries also participate in the great game of who gets what, when and how. Highlighting the rules of good behaviour that both state and non-state actors have violated, Geldenhuys takes a novel approach that breaks through the narrow parameters of the rogue state paradigm and of other state-centric perspectives.
Categories: Political Science

US Foreign Policy and the Rogue State Doctrine

US Foreign Policy and the Rogue State Doctrine

19 See: W. Blum, Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, 2nd
edition (London: Zed Books, 2002); N. Chomsky, Rogue States: The Rule of
Force in World Affairs (Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2000); S. Huntington, '
The ...

Author: Alex Miles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415679749

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Concerns over Iran’s nuclear programme, North Korea’s nuclear brinkmanship and, in the past, Iraq’s apparent pursuit of WMD have captured the world’s attention, and dominated the agenda of the American foreign policy establishment. But, what led policymakers and the US military to emphasise the threat of rogue states at the end of the Cold War? Going behind the vivid language of the ‘axis of evil’ and portrayals of undeterrable and reckless rogue states, this work demonstrates how the rogue state doctrine satisfied both domestic and international goals in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, underpinning efforts to maintain US leadership and hegemony. It offers a clear picture of the policymaking process, taking a broad, historical approach that places the actions of US officials towards Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Libya and Cuba in a wider context. Through an understanding of the long-standing influences on the US approach we are better able to appreciate why, for instance, regime change dominated the post-9/11 agenda and led to the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Explaining in detail how the tackling of rogue states became a central aim of US foreign policy, Miles examines whether there was continuity between the Clinton and Bush approach. He moves on to highlight the influence of Congress on the implementation of US policies and the difficulties the US faced in ‘selling’ its approach to allies and adapting its hard-line strategies to reflect developments within the targeted states. By considering the impulses and drivers behind the development of the rogue states approach, this work will extend the scope of existing work in the field and will be of interest to scholars and policymakers alike.
Categories: Political Science

The Empire Strikes Out

The Empire Strikes Out

How Baseball Sold U.S. Foreign Policy and Promoted the American Way Abroad
Robert Elias ... Courage Press, 2005); Noam Chomsky, Rogue States: The Rule
of Force in World Affairs (Boston: South End Press, 2000); Ziauddin Sardar and ...

Author: Robert Elias

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 9781595585288

Category: History

Page: 448

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Is the face of American baseball throughout the world that of goodwill ambassador or ugly American? Has baseball crafted its own image or instead been at the mercy of broader forces shaping our society and the globe? The Empire Strikes Out gives us the sweeping story of how baseball and America are intertwined in the export of “the American way.” From the Civil War to George W. Bush and the Iraq War, we see baseball’s role in developing the American empire, first at home and then beyond our shores. And from Albert Spalding and baseball’s first World Tour to Bud Selig and the World Baseball Classic, we witness the globalization of America’s national pastime and baseball’s role in spreading the American dream. Besides describing baseball’s frequent and often surprising connections to America’s presence around the world, Elias assesses the effects of this relationship both on our foreign policies and on the sport itself and asks whether baseball can play a positive role or rather only reinforce America’s dominance around the globe. Like Franklin Foer in How Soccer Explains the World, Elias is driven by compelling stories, unusual events, and unique individuals. His seamless integration of original research and compelling analysis makes this a baseball book that’s about more than just sports.
Categories: History

Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth

Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth

'Green Politics: The State and Democracy' in Dobson, A. and P. Lucardie (eds.) ...
'Towards an Improved Understanding of Legal Effectiveness of International
Environmental Treaties'. ... Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs.

Author: Paul Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317704539

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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Few concerns preoccupy contemporary progressive thought as much as the issue of how to achieve a sustainable human society. The problems impeding this goal include those of how to arrest induced global environmental change (GEC), persistent disagreements about the contribution of economic activities to GEC and further differences in views on how these activities can be reformed in order to reduce the rate of change and thus to mitigate threats to much life on Earth. Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth aims to help resolve these problems in two ways. Since addressing GEC will require global coordination, the book first clarifies the conditions necessary to achieve this effectively. Paul Anderson explores these conditions with the aid of a sustained analysis of key concepts in influential disciplines, particularly in social and political theory and law, relating to the transition to a sustainable economy. Second, Anderson tackles the problem of how to arrest GEC by incisively evaluating two leading theoretical positions in terms of their capacity to support the conditions required for effective global coordination. From this basis, the book offers an extensive critique of the idea that global environmental problems can be solved within the framework of global capitalism. It also critically reviews and advances the proposition that global sustainability can be achieved only by changing the capitalist form of organizing the economy. Enriched by a genuinely interdisciplinary approach, the originality of Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth lies in the manner it combines a rigorous analysis of the requirements for global sustainability with decisive conclusions as to what are, and what are not, viable means of fulfilling those requirements. The book advances research on sustainability within key disciplines, among them political theory, law and social science, by offering a timely and insightful statement about the global environmental predicament in the 21st century.
Categories: Political Science

The Essential Chomsky

The Essential Chomsky

“The United States and the University of Human Rights.” International Journal of
Health Services29, no. 3. 1999. “Domestic Terrorism: Notes on the State System
of Oppression.” New Political ... Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs.

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: New Press/ORIM

ISBN: 9781595585660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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The seminal writings of America’s leading philosopher, linguist, and political thinker—“the foremost gadfly of our national conscience” (The New York Times). For the past fifty years Noam Chomsky’s writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual as well as one of the most original political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, Chomsky has also secured a place among the most influential dissident voice in the United States. Chomsky’s many bestselling works—including Manufacturing Consent, Hegemony or Survival, Understanding Power, and Failed States—have served as essential touchstones for activists, scholars, and concerned citizens on subjects ranging from the media and intellectual freedom to human rights and war crimes. In particular, Chomsky’s scathing critique of the US wars in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East have furnished a widely accepted intellectual premise for antiwar movements for nearly four decades. The Essential Chomsky assembles the core of his most important writings, including excerpts from his most influential texts over the past half century. Here is an unprecedented, comprehensive overview of the thought that animates “one of the West’s most influential intellectuals in the cause of peace” (The Independent). “Chomsky ranks with Marx, Shakespeare, and the Bible as one of the ten most quoted sources in the humanities—and is the only writer among them still alive.” —The Guardian “Noam Chomsky is one of the most significant challengers of unjust power and delusions; he goes against every assumption about American altruism and humanitarianism.” —Edward Said “A rebel without a pause.” —Bono
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Understanding Community Media

Understanding Community Media

Rogue states: The rule of force in world affairs. Cambridge, MA: South End Press.
Community radio back on air. (2004, May 11). Canberra Times, p. 6. Davies, A. (
2001, April 20). ABA likely to find wild FM selling itself short of a licence. Sydney ...

Author: Kevin Howley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483342856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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A text that reveals the value and significance of community media in an era of global communication With contributions from an international team of well-known experts, media activists, and promising young scholars, this comprehensive volume examines community-based media from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives. More than 30 original essays provide an incisive and timely analysis of the relationships between media and society, technology and culture, and communication and community. Key Features Provides vivid examples of community and alternative media initiatives from around the world Explores a wide range of media institutions, forms, and practices—community radio, participatory video, street newspapers, Independent Media Centers, and community informatics Offers cutting-edge analysis of community and alternative media with original essays from new, emerging, and established voices in the field Takes a multidimensional approach to community media studies by highlighting the social, economic, cultural, and political significance of alternative, independent, and community-oriented media organizations Enters the ongoing debates regarding the theory and practice of community media in a comprehensive and engaging fashion Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Community Media, Alternative Media, Media & Social Change, Communication & Culture, and Participatory Communication in the departments of communication, media studies, sociology, and cultural studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Killer Weed

Killer Weed

In C. Critcher (Ed.), Critical readings: Moral panics and media (pp. 103–123).
Maidenhead: Open University Press. Chomsky, N. (2000). Rogue states: The rule
of force in world affairs. Cambridge, MA: South End Press. Chunn, D.E., &
Gavigan ...

Author: Susan C. Boyd

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442696594

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Since the late 1990s, marijuana grow operations have been identified by media and others as a new and dangerous criminal activity of “epidemic” proportions. With Killer Weed, Susan C. Boyd and Connie Carter use their analysis of fifteen years of newspaper coverage to show how consensus about the dangerous people and practices associated with marijuana cultivation was created and disseminated by numerous spokespeople including police, RCMP, and the media in Canada. The authors focus on the context of media reports in Canada to show how claims about marijuana cultivation have intensified the perception that this activity poses “significant” dangers to public safety and thus is an appropriate target for Canada’s war on drugs. Boyd and Carter carefully show how the media draw on the same spokespeople to tell the same story again and again, and how a limited number of messages has led to an expanding anti-drug campaign that uses not only police, but BC Hydro and local municipalities to crack down on drug production. Going beyond the newspapers, Killer Weed examines how legal, political, and civil initiatives that have emerged from the media narrative have troubling consequences for a shrinking Canadian civil society.
Categories: Social Science

Worst of the Worst

Worst of the Worst

Dealing with Repressive and Rogue Nations Robert I. Rotberg Acade Oc Voce-
President for Arts Sciences and Technology ... For example , see Noam Chomsky
, Rogue States : The Rule of Force in World Affairs ( Cambridge , Mass . , 2000 ) ...

Author: Robert I. Rotberg

Publisher: Brookings Inst Press

ISBN: 0815775660

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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"Identifies and characterizes the most repressive states and singles out which are aggressive. Defines the actions constituting repression and proposes a method of measuring human rights violations, presenting an index of nation-state repressiveness. Offers a way to decide which repressive and rogue states are most deserving of strong policy attention"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Political Science

ICWA Foreign Affairs Reports

ICWA Foreign Affairs Reports

World Politics 1945 - 2000 , Pearson Longman , London , 2001 . ... Politics India :
The State Society , interface , South Asian Publication , New Delhi , 2001 . ...
Rogue States : The Rule of Force in World Affairs , Pluto Press , London , 2000 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015073568019

Category: World politics

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Categories: World politics

Criminal states and Criminal soldiers

Criminal states and Criminal soldiers

Author: Robert J. Bunker

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415462061

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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This cutting-edge book looks initially at the theoretical and legal side of the emergence of criminal states and criminal soldiers, before focusing on the states and the soldiers themselves.
Categories: Political Science

The Best Books for Academic Libraries Political science law education

The Best Books for Academic Libraries  Political science  law  education

United States and Canada - English KZ6374.C48 2000 Chomsky , Noam . Rogue
states : the rule of force in world affairs / Noam Chomsky . Cambridge , MA :
South End Press , c2000 . 254 p . 99-049570 341.6 / 2 0896086127 Aggression ...

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Publisher: Best Books

ISBN: 072220017X

Category: Reference

Page: 412

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Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.
Categories: Reference

Choice

Choice

I International Relations JZ1305 lies other than to point a finger at capitalist forces
that manipulate democratic institutions and international markets . Chomsky ' s
essays ... Rogue states : the rule of force in world affairs . South End , 2000 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015079402528

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Reshaping Rogue States

Reshaping Rogue States

Noninterfer- ence was seen as a way to protect weak states against intervention
from strong states. ... Andrei Vichinskii, Stalin's representative to the conference,
stated at the time, "We refuse this text, which brings interference in internal affairs.
... from freely abusing their own populations or as a repressive tool used by big
powers to impose their rule on other nations. ... The nonaligned movement —
comprised mostly of Third World countries, such as India and Algeria, that
refused to ...

Author: Alexander T.J. Lennon

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262265397

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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An analysis of the policies of preemption and regime change as well as an examination of US policy options for dealing with each country in the "axis of evil." In January 2002, President George W. Bush declared Iran, Iraq, and North Korea constituents of an "axis of evil." US strategy toward each of these countries has clearly varied since, yet similar issues and policy options have emerged for US relations with all three. Reshaping Rogue States seeks to improve our understanding of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as well as of current and future policy options to combat the threats these nations pose. The book's comprehensive analysis of preemption and regime change debates the circumstances under which each policy might be justified or legal under international law. Prominent strategists and policymakers consider alternatives to preemption—including prevention, counterproliferation, and cooperative security—and draw conclusions from efforts to bring about regime change in the past. Reshaping Rogue States also reviews the differing policy challenges presented by each so-called axis member. Specifically, it considers how the United States might strike a balance with North Korea through multilateral negotiations; the changes within Iran that call for changes in US policy; and the dilemmas the United States faces in post-Saddam Iraq, including continuing insurgency, instability, and the feasibility of democracy.
Categories: Political Science

Dem Frieden dienen

Dem Frieden dienen

Although the attacks of September 1 1 produced a powerful response of global
solidarity and almost all states of the world ... Those forces are often perceived as
Westernization or Americanization; in other words, an attempt to impose the
values ... accountability, human rights, the rule of law and the social system
based on tolerance of diversity, individual freedoms and ... rights as the subject of
interest of international community were considered as an interference into
internal affairs.

Author: Dieter S. Lutz

Publisher:

ISBN: 3832907025

Category: International relations

Page: 429

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Categories: International relations

Rogue States and U S Foreign Policy

Rogue States and U S  Foreign Policy

Lake went on to address the continuing challenge posed by authoritarian forces
resisting the tide of democratic change . And yet , in Lake ' s advancement of the
rogue state concept ( both in his Johns Hopkins speech and his subsequent
Foreign Affairs article ) , the key ... Thus , Iraq is labeled a rogue state not as a
result of Saddam Hussein ' s brutal internal rule ( witness the muted international
 ...

Author: Robert S. Litwak

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047430445

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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"This is a first-rate study that brings scholarly analysis to bear on a very important problem in U.S. foreign policy. Litwak's incisive critique of the use of the 'rogue' label for political 'mobilization' purposes is right on the mark." -- Alexander George, Stanford University "Litwak's examination of U.S. policy toward 'rogue states' raises the right questions regarding a truly complex and yet very timely subject. It skillfully avoids some of the simplifications that have dominated the public discourse on this vital subject." -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Adviser President Clinton and other U.S. officials have warned that "rogue states" pose a major threat to international peace in the post-Cold War era. But what exactly is a rogue state? Does the concept foster a sound approach to foreign policy, or is it, in the end, no more than a counterproductive political epithet? Robert Litwak traces the origins and development of rogue state policy and then assesses its efficacy through detailed case studies of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. He shows that the policy is politically selective, inhibits the ability of U.S. policymakers to adapt to changed conditions, and has been rejected by the United States' major allies. Litwak concludes that by lumping and demonizing a disparate group of countries, the rogue state approach obscures understanding and distorts policymaking. In place of a generic and constricting strategy, he argues for the development of "differentiated" strategies of containment, tailored to the particular circumstances within individual states.
Categories: Political Science

Beijing Review

Beijing Review

At that time , the appellation of “ rogue state ” was not officially used , nor a formal
term of foreign affairs and security strategy ... Foreign action other than internal
rule became the criterion that the U . S . used to define “ rogue states . ... Some
Americans held that international relations are a conflict between good forces
and evil forces , and that the U . S . represents the good forces of mankind in the
conflict ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4535623

Category: China

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Categories: China

Handbook of Defence Politics

Handbook of Defence Politics

Gareth Evans and Mohamed Sahnoun, 'The Responsibility to Protect', Foreign
Affairs 81, no. ... level, the infamous 'Guantanamo Bay' approach to international
law that has severely challenged and damaged the international rule of law. ...
Rupert Smith, The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World (London:
Penguin Books, 2006), p. 172. ... To address the terrorism–rogue state nexus, the
US has adopted the socalled 4D strategy: defeat terrorist organizations; deny
further ...

Author: Isaiah "Ike" Wilson III

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136639470

Category: Political Science

Page: 476

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Issues of defence politics and policy have long been at the forefront of political agendas and defining of international affairs. However, the dramatic changes to the global system that have taken place since the end of the Cold War and parrticularly since the terror attacks on the USA on 11 September 2001 have amplified the world's attention toward political and policy issues of national, regional and global security. The focus of this volume is on examining the fundamental causes of, and defence policy responses to this new 'post-9/11' security environment. Edited by Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III and James J. F. Forest of the US Military Academy, West Point, USA, this volume is international in scope, with pieces written by experts in the field, offering a collection of up-to-date and balanced insights on key contemporary issues of concern to defence policymakers. The book will be an invaluable reference tool for academics and students, researchers in international relations, policymakers, media professionals and government officials.
Categories: Political Science

Foreign Affairs Journal

Foreign Affairs Journal

It should exercise “ imperial rule ” and “ hegemonic rule ” instead of the “ rule of
law ” in the world . ... V . US hegemony by force exerts serious impacts on other
countries and the entire world situation The U . S . possesses super strong
military strength . ... Since the U . S . has labeled some countries as “ rogue states
” , “ evil axis " or " failure countries ” and is prepared to launch “ pre - emptive ”
strikes ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105115063559

Category: International relations

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Categories: International relations