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Publications by Fellows and Members

Publications by Fellows and Members

New books by Fellows and Members of St Antony's College

Michael Willis (Governing Body Fellow)

Algeria: Politics and Society from the Dark Decade to the Hirak (Hurst, October 2022)

When mass protests erupted in Algeria in 2019, on a scale unseen anywhere in the region since the Arab Spring, the outside world was taken by surprise. Algeria had been largely unaffected by the turmoil that engulfed its neighbours in 2011, and it was widely assumed that the population was too traumatised and cowed by the country’s bloody civil war to take to the streets demanding change.

Willis offers an explanation of this unexpected development known as the Hirak Movement, examining the political and social changes that have occurred in Algeria since the ‘dark decade’ of the 1990s. He examines how the bitter civil conflict was brought to an end, and how a fresh political order was established following the 1999 election of a dynamic new leader, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. 

Paul Kennedy (Honorary Fellow)

Victory at Sea: Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II (Yale University Press, 2022)

In this engaging narrative, brought to life by marine artist Ian Marshall’s beautiful full‑colour paintings, historian Paul Kennedy grapples with the rise and fall of the Great Powers during World War II. Tracking the movements of the six major navies of the Second World War—the allied navies of Britain, France, and the United States and the Axis navies of Germany, Italy, and Japan—Kennedy tells a story of naval battles, maritime campaigns, convoys, amphibious landings, and strikes from the sea.

Othon Anastasakis (Senior Research Fellow), Manolis Pratsinakis, Foteini Kalantzi, Antonis Kamaras

Diaspora Engagement in Times of Severe Economic Crisis, Greece and Beyond (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022)

This book examines how the Greek financial crisis has affected the relationship between the homeland and the diaspora. It provides a compelling case to study diaspora engagement by an advanced economy and extends its examination beyond Greece to also examine the cases of Portugal, Ireland, and Ukraine.

Leigh Payne (Governing Body Fellow), co-authored with Gabriel Pereira and Laura Bernal-Bermúdez.

Economic Actors and the Limits of Transitional Justice: Truth and Justice for Business Complicity in Human Rights Violations (Oxford University Press, 2022)

The rights of victims to truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-repetition when businesses are involved in past and present abuses are seldom achieved. A legacy of impunity has prevailed globally in which economic actors have incurred few legal or financial costs for violating behaviour. This volume tracks business accountability efforts in the aftermath of World War II and continuing today in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The book presentation at the Latin American Centre will focus on the Latin American cases covered in the book (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Honduras). It will present the tools applicable to different country contexts that have facilitated corporate accountability and analyze the barriers that persist. This book presents the past and the present of accountability for corporations complicit in gross human rights violations, and also considers what the future may hold.

 

Leigh Payne (Governing Body Fellow), co-authored with Karina Ansolabehere and Barbara Frey.

The British Academy-Newton Project study on post-transition disappearances (Oxford University Press, 2021)

Latin America sits at the centre of the third wave of democratisation beginning in the early 1980s. It has advanced further than any other region of the world in its accountability processes for past human rights violations perpetrated during authoritarian regimes and armed conflicts. Despite these human rights achievements, Latin America is known as the most violent global region. In the last two decades since the transitions, serious human rights violations, especially disappearances, have increased exponentially in several countries in the region. This volume seeks to understand these post-transition disappearances.

Francesca Lessa (SCR Member and College Advisor)

The Condor Trials: Transnational Repression and Human Rights in South America (Yale University Press, May 2022)

Through the voices of survivors and witnesses, human rights activists, judicial actors, journalists, and historians, Francesca Lessa unravels the secrets of transnational repression masterminded by South American dictators between 1969 and 1981. Under Operation Condor, their violent and oppressive regimes kidnapped, tortured, and murdered hundreds of exiles, or forcibly returned them to the countries from which they had fled. South America became a zone of terror for those who were targeted, and of impunity for those who perpetuated the violence. Lessa shows how networks of justice seekers gradually materialised and effectively transcended national borders to achieve justice for the victims of these horrors.

Paul Morland (Academic Visitor, 2021-23)

Tomorrow's People: The Future of Humanity in Ten Numbers (Pan Macmillan, 2022)

The future of both humanity and the planet depend on the shape of human population growth, the only aspect of our future that can be confidently predicted. In ten thought-provoking chapters, Paul Morland explores illuminating trends that will determine that shape, from the fertility rate of Singapore to the ageing of the Japanese.

Richard Clogg (Emeritus Fellow)

A Concise History of Greece, Fourth Edition (Cambridge University Press, 2021)

Now reissued in a fourth, updated edition, this book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the modern history of Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day.

Richard Clogg (Emeritus Fellow) Translator and editor

The Movement for Greek Independence 1770-1821: a collection of documents (Hunstanton: The Witley Press, 2021)

Nayef Al-Rodhan (Honorary Fellow)

Sustainable History and Human Dignity: A Neurophilosophy of History and the Future of Civilisation (The Lutterworth Press, 2022)

In Sustainable History and Human Dignity, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan shows that it is the human quest for sustainable governance, balancing the ever-present tension between nine human dignity needs and three human nature attributes (emotionality, amorality & egoism), that has and will most profoundly shape the course of history. Beginning with an ‘Ocean Model’ of a single collective human civilisation, Al-Rodhan constructs a common human story comprised of multiple geo-cultural domains and sub-cultures with a history of mutual borrowing and synergies. If humanity as a whole is to flourish, all of these diverse geo-cultural domains must succeed. Only thus can lasting peace and prosperity be achieved for all, especially in the face of ‘Civilisational Frontier Risks’ and highly disruptive technologies in the twenty-first century.