This was my workload this week (which I have managed to complete and submit). Subject; paper title; description.
Domestic Aspect of American Foreign Policy
"The Reluctant Sheriff: America's Role in a Post-Cold War World"
Thirteen pages of Garamond 11 of why I do not think that the United States is a global hegemon, and is instead, a reluctant sheriff. I had to read so many books for sources. Roughly 3000 words.
The United Nations: January 8, 2009 to March 16, 2009
Twenty-six pages of reviews and reactions about United Nations' related news in this one. Compiling was rather tough; reviewing was tolerable. In the eleven weeks that I have followed the United Nations, I am starting to feel that this international organization business is very complicated, and am sympathizing with them when they are criticized. Heaviest workload.
Triangulating Peace: A Book Review
Eleven pages of review about the book Triangulating Peace. Not only did I have to suffer the long waiting list for the book (the University only had one copy, for roughly 40+ students, and we have strict photostat laws within the campus), reviewing it was really challenging. The only plus point was that I actually liked the book, which made it tolerable. It took roughly eight hours for me to read, and another four to jot notes.
Power in Global Governance: A Book Review
Six pages of review about the book (more of a compilation, actually) Power in Global Governance. I had a HARD time reviewing this book. It was very technical in nature, and comprised of so many contributing authors and theories, that sometimes, I just cannot wrap my head around them. :( I predict a low grade for my review here. Why? I could not finish the last 2/3 of the book. :(
Books I read in the past two weeks:
Russett, B, Oneal, R 2001, Triangulating Peace: Democracy, Interdependence, and International Organizations, Norton and Company, Inc., New York.
Owen, J 1997, Liberal Peace, Liberal War: American Politics and International Security, Cornell University Press, New York.
Frankel, M 2004, High Noon in the Cold War: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Presidio Press, New York.
Huntington, S 1996, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Simon & Schuster, New York.
Guyatt, N 2003, Another American Century? The United States and the World Since 9/11, Zed Books Limited, London.
Maier, C 2006, Among Empires: American Ascendancy and its Predecessors, Harvard University Press, Massachusetts.
Haass, R 1997, The Reluctant Sheriff: The United States After the Cold War, Council on Foreign Relations, New York.
Huntington, S 1999, ‘The Lonely Superpower’, Foreign Affairs, vol. 78, no. 2, pp. 35-49
Wish me luck for the three more papers due on Monday. :( No weekend.