From Rhodes Newsletter, October, 2013
The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy by Jennifer Bradley (Texas & Balliol 1992) and Bruce Katz, examines how cities and metropolitan areas are working to solve some of the main issues which face the United States of America.
Harold Innis and the North: Appraisals and Contestations edited by William Buxton (Alberta & St John’s College 1971), considers Innis’s intense and abiding interest in the Canadian North.
Earthly Mission: The Catholic Church and World Development by Robert Calderisi (Québec & St Peter’s 1968) considers the paradoxes of the Catholic Church’s role in the developing world over the past 60 years.
The Judgement Game by Charalee Graydon (Prairies & Wadham 1982), is a work of fiction which provides a series of vignettes to allow you to take part in the criminal and civil justice systems of your country, ‘Torcia’.
Black Ghosts by Ken Kamoche (Kenya & St Catherine’s 1988), is a novel set in Zimbabwe and China, which was inspired by stories of Africans living in China in the 1980s.
‘Instincts to lead’: on leadership, peace, and education by Don Markwell (Queensland & Trinity 1981), discusses how good leadership can be promoted, drawing on examples of leaders from Nelson Mandela to Margaret Thatcher, as well as other leaders in politics, education, culture, intellectual thought, and more.
The Treacherous Imagination: Intimacy, Ethics, and Autobiographical Fiction and Once We Had a Country both by Robert McGill (Ontario & Wadham 1999). The former argues contemporary autobiographical fiction channels a widespread ambivalence about the value of telling all in a confessional age. The latter is a novel set in the summer of 1972, dealing with the gap between ideals and reality.
Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently-and Succeeding by Barry Nalebuff (Massachusetts & Nuffield 1980), Seth Goldman and Sungyoon Choi (Illustrator), is a graphic-book format which tells the story of the cofounders of Honest Tea.
Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era by Joseph Nye (New Jersey & Exeter 1958), examines the foreign policy decisions of the presidents who presided over the most critical phases of America’s rise to world primacy in the twentieth century.
Empire of scholars: Universities, networks and the British academic world, 1850–1939 by Tamson Pietsch (Australia-at-Large & New College 2003), considers how universities operate within an entangled world of international scholarly connection, and looks at the networks that linked academics across the colonial world in the age of ‘Victorian’ globalization.
Pakistan’s Experience with Formal Law by Osama Siddique (Pakistan & Corpus Christi 1992), presents a typology of Pakistani approaches to law reform and critically evaluates the IFI-funded single-minded pursuit of ‘efficiency’ during the last decade.