Features

E-IR publishes regular feature pieces, including reviews of the latest books and interviews with leading figures in the field.

Review – Feminist Security Studies

Review – Feminist Security Studies

Wibben’s advocacy for a more self-reflexive approach in which the researcher actively listens to her subjects constitutes a democratization of research in a field very much in need of it.

Review – US Special Forces and Counterinsurgency in Vietnam

Review – US Special Forces and Counterinsurgency in Vietnam

Ives’ strange book tells and retells the same story about U.S. Special Forces and counterinsurgency, repeating traditional criticisms of U.S. strategy in Vietnam.

Review – Ontological Security in International Relations

Review – Ontological Security in International Relations

Steele’s well-researched book convincingly appends the field’s more materialist notions of security, but the merits lie as much with its novel conclusions as they do with the ideas it inspires.

Review – Brazilian Foreign Policy in Changing Times

Review – Brazilian Foreign Policy in Changing Times

In examining 25 years of Brazil’s foreign policy, Vigevani and Cepaluni skillfully employ lessons from the past to inform the course the state must take to outgrow, outcompete, and eventually overtake the U.S.

Review – Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Review – Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Vogel’s book is more political history than biography. While the definitive work on Deng is still to come, it does present a formidable foray into the details of China’s party politics.

Review – Crude Reality

Review – Crude Reality

Brian C. Black’s examination of the history of petroleum is a fascinating account of its evolution from black goo to indispensable fuel, however his analysis of contemporary energy issues is superficial.

Review – Constructivism in Practical Philosophy

Review – Constructivism in Practical Philosophy

In political theory, constructivism is probably best known from the work of John Rawls. The twelve essays included in Lenman and Shemmer’s new book show how far this provocative doctrine has been developed in recent years.

Review Feature – Understanding Iran: A Summary of Recent Scholarship

Review Feature – Understanding Iran: A Summary of Recent Scholarship

Understanding Iran requires a deeper path of scholarship than simply looking at Iran’s current composition. The books featured here approach Iran in a historical context.

Review – The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus

Review – The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus

Jennifer L. Hesterman’s latest book straddles the line between a training and explanatory text, providing a welcome approach to understanding the growing threat of violent non-state actors.

Upcoming Events and Conferences: July 2013

Upcoming Events and Conferences: July 2013

Our very own bi-monthly list of forthcoming international politics academic conferences and events, complete with abstract deadlines. Mark them off in your diary!

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