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Review – Foundations of Freedom

Review – Foundations of Freedom

Simon R. Clarke suggests that whatever our present convictions about the value of freedom, we have good reason to keep debating its uses and abuses. For that, this book deserves high praise.

Review – American Democracy Promotion in the Changing Middle East

Review – American Democracy Promotion in the Changing Middle East

This important book examines whether US democracy promotion has been sincere, or whether it was simply one of a range of policy options for promoting US material and strategic interests.

Review – Rethinking Peacebuilding

Review – Rethinking Peacebuilding

This book takes up the challenge of reframing both peacebuilding theory and practice to better address questions related to the relationship between peace and justice in contemporary peacebuilding.

Review – Kony 2012

Review – Kony 2012

In the case of Kony 2012, when the desire for individual satisfaction of the donor is more apparent than advocacy based on thoughtfulness and reflection, the result is an unethical advocacy.

Review – Peacebuilding and NGOs

Review – Peacebuilding and NGOs

Drawing on the case study of Cambodia, this look at NGO contributions to peacebuilding debates the balance of power between the liberal peace system, the state and civil society.

Review – Obama’s Wars

Review – Obama’s Wars

Woodward’s book is a meticulously and exhaustively researched account of President Obama’s handling of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during the first two years of his first administration.

Review – Across the Line of Control

Review – Across the Line of Control

Across the Line of Control provides an analysis of the recent history, politics, demographics and key events in the history of all of Kashmir, with a special focus on the PAK.

Review – The Peace In Between

Review – The Peace In Between

This book provides a broad spectrum of how international actors engage in peacebuilding and training for self-defence, and how local actors interact with each other after a war has ended.

Review – Why Civil Resistance Works

Review – Why Civil Resistance Works

This book revolutionizes the study of political change. The authors’ findings fundamentally challenge traditional realist assumptions about the efficacy of military force and the nature of political power.

Review – Racism without Racists

Review – Racism without Racists

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s important book examines the prevalence of racism in a post-Civil War United States, and the powerful role it continues to play in hindering development within minority groups.

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