Reviews

Authoritative book reviews by subject experts. Tip: use the search box on the right and enter keywords to help locate reviews on the exact subject that interests you.

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.

from the blog www.stuckincustoms.com

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.

Review – The Conspiracy of Free Trade

Review – The Conspiracy of Free Trade

Although Palen misses minor details, he delivers an insightful account of globalisation and shows how it relates to domestic shockwaves like the recent the US election.

Review – Will Africa Feed China?

Review – Will Africa Feed China?

Drawing on a range of case studies, Brautigam delves into different aspects of China’s agricultural presence in Africa while also opening up avenues for further research.

Review – The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism

Review – The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism

Matthiesen provides a rich and nuanced reconstruction of Shia history through an impressive analysis of primary documents that have never been studied before.

Review – The New Power Politics: Networks and Transnational Security Governance

Review – The New Power Politics: Networks and Transnational Security Governance

Through a balance of quantitative and qualitative methods this volume links formal network analysis with an innovative conception of power as a dynamic element.

Review – The Global Transformation

Review – The Global Transformation

A well-researched and ground-breaking work that sets the pace for a new scholarly programme which finally takes the nineteenth century transition seriously within IR.

Please Consider Donating

Before you download your free e-book, please consider donating to support open access publishing.

E-IR is an independent non-profit publisher run by an all volunteer team. Your donations allow us to invest in new open access titles and pay our bandwidth bills to ensure we keep our existing titles free to view. Any amount, in any currency, is appreciated. Many thanks!

Donations are voluntary and not required to download the e-book - your link to download is below.