Features

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

Interview – Thomas Pogge

Interview – Thomas Pogge

Thomas Pogge answers questions about global poverty, achieving a just global redistribution of income, John Rawls’ legacy, and his book World Poverty and Human Rights.

Review – Nigeria at Fifty

Review – Nigeria at Fifty

In analysing the fifty years since Nigeria’s independence, this collection of essays argues for reform that delegitimises the elite rent seekers in the state while concurrently empowering the impoverished populace.

Review – The Politics of Nation-Building

Review – The Politics of Nation-Building

Harris Mylonas’ novel approach to nation-building not only pioneers a new theory in the well-trodden ethnopolitics field, but also integrates international relations with comparative politics.

Review – Churchill and Finland

Review – Churchill and Finland

Through an in depth examination of the Winston Churchill’s relationship with Finland, Markku Ruotsila explains Churchill’s geostrategic interests as well as his anticommunist ideology.

Review – China’s Development: Capitalism and Empire

Review – China’s Development: Capitalism and Empire

This multidisciplinary study of China’s economic reform asserts that a unique mode of capitalism will likely emerge within the state as it gradually works to overcome the strictures of communism.

Review – Anglo-American Relations

Review – Anglo-American Relations

Dobson and Marsh’s edited volume offers a wide-ranging view of how the US-UK relationship functions, through what mechanisms or with which tools, and why it is a source of intellectual intrigue.

Review – Celebrity Humanitarianism

Review – Celebrity Humanitarianism

Ilan Kapoor questions the effectiveness of celebrity humanitarianism through a thought provoking analysis that considers it as a ‘spectacle’ for covering up the wrongs of capitalism.

Interview – Chris Brown

Interview – Chris Brown

Professor Brown answers reader questions about the theory-practice divide, non-Western political theory, the ongoing crisis in Syria, and challenges to the UN’s Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine.

Review – Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico

Review – Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico

Robert J. Bunker’s wide ranging edited collection provides valuable insight into the activities of Mexican drug cartels and gangs – though the analysis is short on policy prescriptions.

Review – The Breaking of Nations

Review – The Breaking of Nations

This collection of essays by Robert Cooper offers a concise yet often controversial view of Europe’s place in the new world order and of what can be done to tackle fanaticism.

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