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From the Publisher"Young's posthumous volume is a thought-provoking contribution tothe ongoing debate on how best to reformulate key concepts ininternational relations theory for the purpose of criticalanalysis."
Marit Hovdal Moan, Journal of Peace Research
"This work offers a new facet for international discourse notonly on violence, war and conflict resolution, but also aboutissues relating to sovereignty, global governance, peace andjustice. The author's knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject arecompelling. An admirable aspect of the book is the treatment of thetopics from theoretical and comparative perspectives before puttingthem into specific contexts; this provides the book's strength. Themassive amount of data and information assembled in the processalso offer much material to both the general reader and expertseager for an alternative approach to thinking about war, violence,peace building, sovereignty and conflict resolution."
"Global Challenges is a collection of essays that applyIris Young’s penetrating philosophical inquiry to some of themost important issues in world politics today. Young brings athoughtful critical analysis of self-determination, humanitarianintervention, violence, global democracy and justice to mattersranging from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the anti-sweatshopmovement in the garment industry. This deeply ethical book is amust-read for students of global politics and international theory.Young’s courageous moral stand against injustice and wargives us a realistic road-map for a more just and peaceful future.Her wise counsel will be sorely missed."
J. Ann Tickner, University of Southern California
"This collection combines all that is remarkable in Iris MarionYoung’s work – her philosophical clarity, her moralanger with violence and injustice, and her irrepressible belief inthe possibility of a better world. Global Challenges helps us thinkmore clearly about what it means to bear responsibility forinjustices in other parts of the world, and what self-determinationmeans in a context of global interdependence."
Anne Phillips, London School of Economics
"Realistic, yet hopeful, these last essays by Iris Young showthat a different world is possible. She understands well themassive weight of globalizing structures that inflict violence,domination, uniformity. But her lucid analyses illustrate howintelligent politics can resist, deflect, and reform these forces– through new ideas, developed specifically for particularcontexts of oppression, and through collaboration with existingsocial movements (anti-war, anti-sweatshops). Appreciating how sheinterprets the world differently, we learn how to changeit."
Thomas Pogge, Columbia University
"Iris Marion Young was one of the truly original politicaltheorists of our dark times. She brought something new into theworld. This superb collection of articles on global politics, allfirst published between 2000 and 2006, is exemplary of hercourageous and challenging practice of critical thought at itsbest."
James Tully, University of Victoria