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Review – Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

Review – Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

An engaging book that doesn’t retreat into narrow theoretical discussions, and whose engaging narrative is enriched with fieldwork observations and real-life stories.

Review – The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses

Review – The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses

Intriguing throughout, this book is an excellent introduction for students interested in how psychoanalytic ideas and emotions are applicable to international politics.

Review – Sea of Storms

Review – Sea of Storms

Schwartz’s detailed historical account looks at how past societies responded to hurricanes, and rings the alarm bells with respect to coming environmental disaster.

Review – Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

Review – Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

An insightful volume that shows how peace cannot be maintained without addressing both material and identity-related concerns for all major conflicting parties.

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

An exponent of longue durée history, Armitage brings together several trains of thought in this volume which begins in ancient Rome and ends in contemporary Syria.

Review – Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts

Review – Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts

An indispensable reference work which provides an in-depth contextual frame for the origins and interrelationship of key terms associated with neoliberalism.

Review – Fauda

Review – Fauda

At once familiar and revelatory for television-watching audiences, Fauda is one of the most realistic artistic portrayals of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict available.

Review – The Square

Review – The Square

Noujaim’s documentary masterfully conserves the Egyptian revolution for future generations, and thereby confirms the relevance of film for liberation struggles.

Review – Indus Divided: India, Pakistan and the Indus Basin Dispute

Review – Indus Divided: India, Pakistan and the Indus Basin Dispute

Ignoring environmental aspects, Haines studies the Indus River as state-building factor, contributing to research on changing territoriality as result of climate change.

Review – Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East

Review – Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East

Hashemi and Postel dissect the links between sectarianism and power politics in the Middle East, making their study a must-read for students of the Arab revolutions.

Review – Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought

Review – Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought

While Boisen and Murray do not quite meet the aims they set themselves, their edited volume is a worthy and frequently suggestive contribution to modern political theory.

Review – Under Weber’s Shadow

Review – Under Weber’s Shadow

A welcome and critical reappraisal of Max Weber, Jürgen Habermas, Hannah Arendt and Alasdair MacIntyre, which draws attention to the pivotal relevance of their theories.

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