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Review – From Stagnation to Forced Adjustment

Review – From Stagnation to Forced Adjustment

This timely collection of broad-ranging essays examines the failure of efforts to reform the Greek economy prior to 2010, and lays important context to suggest that the future is not bright.

Review – Virtuous War

Review – Virtuous War

The use of drones in the War on Terror has become a legal and ethical minefield. James Der Derian’s timely book adds to the debate by exploring the role technology can play in fighting ‘virtuous wars’ with fewer casualties.

Review – The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Security

Review – The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Security

In a context where global religious movements cannot be separated from issues of governance, politics, or security this book fills a serious lacuna in the field of security studies.

Review – European Multiculturalisms

Review – European Multiculturalisms

Some political heavyweights have proclaimed that multiculturalism has failed. However, this edited collection argues that it remains the best way to conceptualise citizenship in Europe.

Review – The Crisis of the European Union

Review – The Crisis of the European Union

The EU as a project from its very beginnings has been elite-driven. The project as laid out in Habermas’ book continues in the same vein, contrary to the author’s protestations.

Review – From Stagnation to Forced Adjustment

Review – From Stagnation to Forced Adjustment

The economic crisis in Greece and the financial bailouts it received sent shockwaves through the Eurozone and global markets. Could reforms have avoided the collapse? Why were they not successful?

Review – Energy Dependency and Corruption in the Former Soviet Union

Review – Energy Dependency and Corruption in the Former Soviet Union

Margarita M. Balmaceda’s important book shows Ukraine’s struggle to free itself from Russia influence whilst highlighting that the benefits of energy dependency do not flow only to the hegemonic side.

Review – Intersections of Crime and Terror

Review – Intersections of Crime and Terror

This edited collection draws on valuable case studies of criminal and terrorist activities of specific groups. Yet, its true value is via its theoretical contribution to emerging scholarship.

Review – The Crisis of the European Union

Review – The Crisis of the European Union

Although Habermas’ pessimism concerning the European project is well-founded, his normative agendas of promoting world government and universal human rights fly in the face of reality.

Review – Sword and Salve

Review – Sword and Salve

In this comprehensive study analyzing the interdependent dynamics between modern warfare and humanitarianism, the authors attempt to answer why humanitarianism is in a multi-level crisis.

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