Useful Weblinks

Link to this fascinating variety of websites supporting chapters in the book.

Chapter 2 - How do we begin to think about the world? (Pin-Fat)

Amnesty International,
A human rights non-governmental organisation that monitors human rights around the world.

United Nations, Committee Against Torture, part of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights,
This Committee is responsible for monitoring the prevention of torture.

Chapter 3 - What happens if we don't think in human terms? (Dalby)

The rapidly changing science of global change is summarised by the International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP) at The 2007 Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can be found at Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth site is at The United Nations Environment Program's Global Environmental Outlook is online at

The United Kingdom Treasury Department Stern Review Report on the Economics of Climate Change (2006) made a substantial impact when it was published because it clearly showed that it was cheaper to act now to prevent the worst effects of climate change than pay to deal with the effects in the future; the report is online at or if not found, google 'Stern Review Report'

Background information on the writing of the text of the Earth Charter and details about current campaigns based on it can be found at The World Watch Institute, at, publishes numerous well-researched articles and reports on many environmental matters including climate change. Greenpeace International's climate campaign can be found at

Chapter 4 - Who do we think we are? (Wibben)

American Anthropological Association, RACE: Are We So Different?,
An extensive website (and exhibition) that examines race through multiple lenses.

BBC World Service, Yugoslavia History File,
A timeline with a series of maps and historical information on Yugoslavia (1900-2003).

The World Wide Web Virtual Library, History: Yugoslavia (1918-1995),
An extensive website useful for further research on historical information (it also has some maps).

Deutsch, Barry, The Male Privilege Checklist: An Unabashed Imitation of an Article by Peggy McIntosh,
A checklist and links to further privilege discussions.

Heyes, Crissida (2002) Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Identity Politics,
Part of the extensive online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, this entry on identity politics explores many of the issues raised in this chapter from a philosophical perspective (in reference to many different markers of identity) and provides additional links.

Human Rights Watch (1999) Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda,
A detailed report on the genocide in Rwanda, with an update on the tenth anniversary in 2004.

Korenman, Joan, Women of Color Websites,
A regularly updated list of women of colour resource websites.

PBS, African American Lives: Beyond Genealogy,
This section of a larger site on the four-part PBS series African American Lives examines how advances in genetics may help trace the roots of African Americans " with some surprising results.

SSRC, Is Race 'Real'?,
This forum, organized by the Social Science Research Council, discusses recent controversies surrounding race after recent advances in genetics.

Chapter 5 - How do religious beliefs affect politics? (Mandaville)

The leading website on global religions.

Islam Online,
A portal for Muslim issues and information. The site is closely associated with Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a leading Islamic scholar-jurist with a global audience. It represents the perspective of mainstream conservative Islamic orthodoxy.

Muslim Wakeup!,
A self-described 'progressive' Muslim site, featuring articles dealing with various social issues such as the relationship between Islam and feminism. An interesting contrast to Islam Online.

The ISIM Review,
A forum courtesy of the Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World in the Netherlands, this publication frequently features short articles on the Muslim world with a strong global politics focus.

One of the major Islamic portal websites, with a variety of articles on contemporary Muslim issues; search engines for Islamic textual sources; and information on Muslim media and local services (mainly in the USA).

Chapter 6 - Why do we obey? (Edkins)

The Berlin Wall/Berliner Mauer 1961-1989, Senate Chancellery, Governing Mayor of Berlin,
Gives full details, with maps, of remaining sections of the wall, memorial sites and former border crossing points, as well as a section on the opening and fall of the wall.

Chronik der Mauer (in German), Bundeszentrale fr politische Bildung, Deutschlandradio, and Zentrum fr Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam e.V.,
Gives a day-by-day account of events with links to video clips and broadcasts.

Lutteroth, Jule (2004) 'Wir kommen jetzt fter' (in German), 9 November, Spiegel Online,,1518,326184,00.html
An article about the events of the night of 9 November 1988 that has links to photographs taken at the time.

Foucault on Bachelard (in French),
A gem of a clip (two minutes) of Foucault talking about the problem of obediently following prescribed reading lists or sticking to canonical texts.

Latour, Bruno and Emilie Hermant (1998), Paris: Invisible City, available online at
In this online essay, Latour introduces Actor-Network Theory (ANT) through a study of 'Paris' accompanied by Hermant's photographs.

Thomas, Antony (2006), Tiananmen Square: The Tank Man, Cutting Edge Documentary, 90 minutes. PBS Frontline, 11 April 2006, or at
Documentary about the man who stood in front of the tank, and the surrounding events during the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 and since.

Chapter 7 - How do we find out what's going on in the world? (Lisle)

Communication, Culture and Media Studies Infobase,
Also known as 'Cultsock'.

Media Communication Studies site at the University of Aberystwyth,
These two sites are the best of some very good websites that provide a comprehensive introduction to the theories, debates and methods of media studies.

A collection of independent media resources.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting,
A media watch group.
There are a variety of websites dedicated to independent media reporting, of which these two are among the best.

The War and Media Network,
The Global Media Project at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University,
Interdisciplinary research into the role of the media during war is developing rapidly, and these two websites in particular help to navigate, foster and promote this work.

The Iraq War Archive,
More specifically, a useful website about media coverage of the Iraq War.

Chapter 8 - Why is people's movement restricted?

Congressional Research Service (CRS) is the public policy research arm of the US Congress. It issues about 3,000 briefs, reports and issue papers per year, including papers on immigration issues.

Immigration Policy Center (IPC)
is part of the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF) and was established in 1987 as a tax-exempt, not-for-profit educational, charitable organization. The Foundation is dedicated to increasing public understanding of immigration law and policy and the value of immigration to American society, and to advancing fundamental fairness and due process under the law for immigrants.

Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent non-partisan, non-profit think tank in Washington, DC that provides analysis, development and evaluation of immigration policies at the local, national and international levels. It was founded in 2001 by Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Kathleen Newland, and grew out of the International Migration Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programmes, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups. Located in Montgomery, Alabama " the birthplace of the US Civil Rights Movement " the Southern Poverty Law Center was founded by Morris Dees and Joe Levin, two local lawyers who shared a commitment to racial equality. Its first president was civil. This organization publishes news items and reports on hate groups, including border vigilantes.

More information about the European Union (EU) can be found on the website Europa: The European Union at a Glance The reasons why the EU was founded are detailed and the history of its most recent expansions is charted. The rules for the movement of workers are given on another part of this site: .

Chapter 9 - Why is the world divided territorially? (Elden)

Site with lots of information. Choose a country at top left to see a map and often a photo of its borders.

Borders and Territory,
Site maintained by Paul R. Hensel, Florida State University, with a large range of useful information, particularly concerning territorial disputes.

Centre for International Borders Research,
Research centre at Queen's University, Belfast.

CIA World Factbook,
Information on boundaries and territorial disputes.

Google Earth,
Not always accurate, but lots of fun.

International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU),
Research Centre based at Durham University. Website contains lots of information on boundaries, including a news archive, links and newsletters. Many of IBRU's publications are available for free download.

International Crisis Group,
An NGO which provides regular reports and updates on geopolitical issues, including those with a boundary or territorial element.

Nijmegen Centre for Border Research,
Go to the 'Border Portal' for a list of relevant literature and links.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection,
An excellent collection of contemporary and historical maps housed at the University of Texas at Austin.

Chapter 11 - Do colonialism and slavery belong to the past? (Manzo)

Anti-Slavery International,
The world's oldest international rights organisation.

Free the Slaves,
A non-profit organisation dedicated to ending slavery worldwide.

Stop Chocolate Slavery,
A website dedicated to raising awareness of slavery and other labour abuses in the production of chocolate.

World Rain Forest Movement,
Some useful information on the environmental consequences of commodity production.

Chapter 12 - How is the world organized economically? (Peterson)

The UC Atlas of Global Inequality,
Explores the interaction between global integration (globalization) and inequality, and provides maps, graphics and data.

Institute for Policy Studies,
A multi-issue think tank offering a cross-cutting analysis with a historical perspective; committed to strengthening and linking social movements.

Institute of Development Studies,
A leading global organization for research, teaching and communications on international development.

United Nations Development Programme,
The UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and facilitating exchange of knowledge, experience and resources.

United Nations Development Fund for Women,
The women's fund at the United Nations, providing financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality.

International Labour Organization,
UN specialized agency, promoting social justice and labour rights; research reports on informal and formal work.

Chapter 13 - Why are some people better off than others? (Cammack)

Centre for Global Development/Inequality,
Current research on global inequality.,
Current research on poverty and inequality in the US.

International Poverty Centre,
A joint UNDP/Brazilian government project with a wide range of publications, notably Poverty in Focus, and more advanced policy research briefs and working papers.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation,
Current research on poverty and inequality in the UK.

Politics of Global Competitiveness,
Working papers from a Marxist-oriented research group, of which the author is a member, reflecting and extending the arguments presented in this chapter.

UC Atlas of Global Inequality,
Excellent interactive resource, with the capacity to generate global, regional and country maps on a range of topics related to global inequality and good links to other related sites.

Chapter 15 - Why do some people think they know what is good for others? (Inayatullah)

The Difference Site,
Doing good for others requires we understand how others differ from us. This site is dedicated to understanding how and why difference is crucial to all aspects of life.

Project for a New American Century, or now

Perhaps the most powerful force on the planet dedicated to doing good for others is this neo-conservative project. This site presents their arguments and the scope of their ambitions.

Charter of the United Nations,
The Charter, like Vitoria and Innocent IV, provides arguments against intervention (Chapter I), and arguments for when it is acceptable to intervene in order to do good (Chapters VI and VII).

Euston Manifesto,
Go to this site if you want clear and concise arguments for intervening in order to promote the good.

Global Policy Forum > Empire > Humanitarian Intervention,
This site provides documents, articles and speeches on the debate over humanitarian interventions.

Chapter 17 - What makes the world dangerous? (Dillon)

Official website of the Foucault Society,
Rich source of further references by Foucault and on Foucault.

Biopolitics of Security Network,
Website specifically devoted to the application of Foucault to questions of security and war.

Office of the now disbanded US Office of Force Transformation,
Rich source of material on the relation of transformation to contemporary US military strategic doctrine.

RAND Corporation website on national security,
Source of military strategic classics on network-centric warfare, information warfare and the war on terror. Paradigmatic of contemporary military strategic discourse and the ways in which it colonises hitherto civil issues.

Home page of the UK Civil Contingencies Secretariat and the strategy of national resilience,
Use as a resource to track how security as resilience differs from simple military security and is disseminated throughout UK civil society.

Home page of the UK Ministry of Defence,
Use as a device to track how the UK mimics US military strategic discourse.

US Department of Defense site,
Use for direct illustration of themes discussed in this chapter.

Chapter 18 - What can we do to stop people harming others? (Orford)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development website,
News and information relating to trade and development issues and the place to subscribe to the excellent Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest email service.

La'o Hamatuk,
The website of a Timorese NGO, offering incisive analysis of the politics of contemporary international engagement with Timor-Leste.

National Security Archive
The website of a non-governmental research institute which collects and publishes declassified US government documents, particularly relating to US security and economic policies.

Timor-Leste official government site,
Official website of the Timorese government, providing historical material about Timor-Leste and covering all areas of governmental responsibility.

United Nations Peace and Security website,
UN website providing access to material relating to peace and security.

Chapter 19 - Can we move beyond conflict? (Bleiker)

The Korea Herald,
This is South Korea's most popular English-language newspaper.

KCNA, or the Korean Central News Agency,
This is North Korea's news agency. It publishes a bulletin of news reflecting North Korea's position.

The Korea Web-Weekly,
A site that aims to be independent and non-partisan, offering a range of useful information and links about Korea, including the political situation.

Ko Un,
The website of the Korean poet Ko Un, offering a portrayal of him and his work.