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  • One Nation Under Surveillanceby Simon Chesterman

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 27.99

    What limits, if any, should be placed on a government's efforts to spy on its own citizens in the interests of national security? By reframing the relationship between privacy and security One Nation Under Surveillance offers a framework to defend freedom without sacrificing liberty. more...

  • Just War or Just Peace?by Simon Chesterman

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 64.99

    This book, which won an ASIL Certificate of Merit in 2002, critically examines the right of humanitarian intervention, asserted most spectacularly by NATO during its 1999 air strikes over Kosovo. The UN Charter prohibits the unilateral use of force, but there have long been arguments that such a right might exist as an exception to this rule, or linked... more...

  • From Community to Compliance?by Simon Chesterman

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 48.00

    Charts the efforts to move ASEAN from a periodic meeting of foreign ministers to becoming a serious international organisation. more...

  • Raising Arcadiaby Simon Chesterman

    Marshall Cavendish 2016; US$ 11.99

    Arcadia Greentree knows she isn't exactly normal. But then she discovers she isn't Arcadia Greentree either. Arcadia sees the world like no one else. Exceptionally observant, the sixteen-year-old is aware of her surroundings in a way that sometimes gets her into trouble and out of it again. But when she seeks to unravel a mystery at school,... more...

  • Finding Arcadiaby Simon Chesterman

    Marshall Cavendish 2016; US$ 11.99

    To understand the present, Arcadia Greentree must dig deep into her past. In Book 1, sixteen-year-old Arcadia discovered she was adopted and that her development had been shaped and monitored by her "parents" together with the headmaster of her school. The discovery resulted in a tragedy as her father was murdered and her mother put in a... more...

  • Studying Law at Universityby Simon Chesterman; Clare Rhoden

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 18.13

    A handy and practical guide for new law students. Updated to take into account the increasing use of the internet, this second edition of Studying Law at University tells you everything you need to know to get good marks and enjoy your studies. more...

  • Secretary or General?by Simon Chesterman; Kofi A. Annan

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Examines the role of the United Nations Secretary-General and the ambiguities surrounding the position. more...

  • Private Security, Public Orderby Simon Chesterman; Angelina Fisher

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 154.99

    Public functions are increasingly being outsourced to the private sector. This includes activities that impact on human rights and security, such as the management of prisons and water facilities. Drawing on insights from various disciplines, this book looks at the costs and benefits of privatization and at whether there are limits to this trend. more...

  • Making States Workby Simon Chesterman; Michael Ignatieff; Ramesh Thakur

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 45.00

    In the wealth of literature on state failure, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the question of what constitutes state success and what enables a state to succeed. This book is a joint project of the International Peace Academy and the United Nations University and examines the strategies and tactics of international actors, local political... more...

  • After Mass Crimeby Beatrice Poulginy; Simon Chesterman; Albrecht Schnabel

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 38.00

    International interventions in the aftermath of mass violence tend to focus on justice and reconciliation processes, elections and institution-building. The frame of reference is at the level of the state, although the experience of mass crime by a population is also at the level of the community and individuals. more...