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Review – The Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court

Review – The Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court

By tracing the relation between R2P and the ICC in the Kenyan case, Sharma’s study reveals unexpected outcomes of a collision between national and international law.

Review – Connected Sociologies

Review – Connected Sociologies

As sociology’s imagined European centre comes apart, Bhambra’s book will remain a vital text for those wishing to understand where we have been and where we are going to.

Review – 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

Review – 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

By departing from cliché this game takes its subject and audience seriously, and delivers engaging edutainment about a key event that has shaped the Middle East.

Review – Martin Wight on Fortune and Irony in Politics

Review – Martin Wight on Fortune and Irony in Politics

This title offers a new and interesting contribution, not only for the English school, but also for the entire discipline of International Relations.

Review – Gendering European Integration Theory. Engaging new Dialogues.

Review – Gendering European Integration Theory. Engaging new Dialogues.

Although the volume lacks a deeper gender-blind approach, it prepares the ground for a more meaningful dialogue between gender studies and the wider social sciences.

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Review – International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa

Insightful case studies that support the authors’ concept of R2P³ make this book an indispensable read not only for academics, but everyone who deals with R2P.

Review – Splinterlands

Review – Splinterlands

Feffer’s novel is a compelling, short and readable account of what may happen to our world when forms of global integration disintegrate and there is no common future.

Review – Ethics, Diversity and World Politics: Saving Pluralism From Itself

Review – Ethics, Diversity and World Politics: Saving Pluralism From Itself

John Williams provides essential insights for anyone with interest in ethical pluralism in contemporary politics, and sets the agenda for future research in this field.

Review – Making Things International 1: Circuits and Motion

Review – Making Things International 1: Circuits and Motion

This book vividly shows how ‘things’ become agents within a New Materialism frame, making it a fine contribution of to the development of International Relations theory.

Review – The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present

Review – The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present

One of the world’s leading historians of the early modern European imperial imagination brings together the best of his life’s work on the intellectual history of empire.

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Review – Epidemics in Modern Asia

Though Peckham’s cultural history of disease contains conceptual shortcomings, his historical account is still an unconventional yet insightful read.

Review – Masculinities and Femininities in Latin America’s Uneven Development

Review – Masculinities and Femininities in Latin America’s Uneven Development

Paulson makes a worthy and ambitious contribution to undermining old, narrow feminist paradigms, which enables the creation of more inclusive approaches.

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