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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.

Review – Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises

Review – Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises

A timely volume that details what we have learned from a long history of attempts to govern sovereign debt, and which is bound to be a reference for debates yet to come.

Review – The Black Door: Spies, Secret Intelligence and British Prime Ministers

Review – The Black Door: Spies, Secret Intelligence and British Prime Ministers

An authoritative account of the intelligence services often tumultuous interactions with Downing Street, which nonetheless lacks a degree of theoretical appreciation.

Review – The Global Trajectories of Queerness

Review – The Global Trajectories of Queerness

A must read text for anyone teaching gender studies who is seeking to diversify their accounts of queer theory, gender and sexuality from cross-cultural perspectives.

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