The Impact of Norms in International Society: The Latin American
Experience, 1881–2001. By Arie M. Kacowicz. South Bend, IN:
University of Notre Dame Press, 2005. 232p. $40.00 cloth, $20.00
With this book, Arie Kacowicz addresses the ongoing “norms
debates” in the international relations literature and attempts a
synthetic perspective on norms. The attempt at synthesis is an important
one and well done, even if problematic at points.