Why ‘We’ Lovehate ‘You’

Paul Smith is professor of cultural studies at George Mason University and chair in media studies at the University of Sussex, and author most recently of Millennial Dreams (Verso). “The reaction to the events of 11 September–terrible as they were–seems excessive to outsiders, and we have to say this to our American friends, although they have become […]

Expert Economic Advice and the Subalternity of Knowledge: Reflections on the Recent Argentine Crisis

Ricardo D. Salvatore is professor of modern history at Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires. He is author of Wandering Paysanos: State Order and Subaltern Experience in Buenos Aires During the Rosas Era (1820-1860) and coeditor of Crime and Punishment in Latin America: Law and Society since Late Colonial Times and Close Encounters of Empire: Writing […]

The Role of The United States in the Global System after September 11th

Dani Nabudere is an Executive Director at Afrika Study Center, Mbale, Uganda. Most recently Nabudere has edited Globalisation and the African Post-colonial state (AAAPS, Harare, 2000) and is author of Africa in the New Millennium: Towards a post-traditional renaissance (forthcoming-Africa World Press). Introduction It is clear that power relations in the global system have been severely […]

Anti-Americanism: A Revisit

Rob Kroes, chair and professor of American studies at the University of Amsterdam, is the author of If You’ve Seen One You’ve Seen the Mall: Europeans and American Mass Culture, and Them and Us: Questions of Citizenship in a Globalizing World. I. What “ism” is anti-Americanism? What kind of “ism” is anti-Americanism? Like any “ism” it refers […]

“Americanization”: An East Asian Perspective

Akio Igarashi is a professor of law and politics at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan. He is editor in chief of The Journal of Pacific Asia and author of a number of books and articles, including Japan and a Transforming Asia (Henyousuru Asia to Nippon [Seori Shobo, 1998]). The Unconscious Reversal of Americanization For the past […]

Colombia’s Conflict and Theories of World Politics

Ann Mason, Political Science, University of the Andes, Bogotá, Colombia[1. I would like to thank Arlene Tickner for her helpful comments on this article.] Among the multiple critiques of International Relations theory, its limited relevance for understanding the Third World’s place in global affairs has gained increasing attention during the past decade.[2. For an introduction to […]

Institutions in Turbulent Settings

Francisco Gutiérrez[1. Researcher, Instituto de Estudios Políticos y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. This paper was sponsored by the London School of Economics – DFID Crisis States Program. I wish to thank James Putzel, Eric Hershberg, Juanita Villaveces, Juan Camilo Cárdenas and Paul Price for their extremely valuable input.] This paper critiques some applications […]