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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.

Review – The Right in Latin America

Review – The Right in Latin America

While its methodological shortcomings may raise the ire of some political scientists, this book is still ultimately a novel account of elite power in Latin America.

Review – Handbook on Gender and War

Review – Handbook on Gender and War

This book is valuable for the study of gender and violence. Not only academics but also those who deal with the issue in everyday life will find it a worthwhile read.

Review – Humane and Dignified?

Review – Humane and Dignified?

Despite some missed opportunities, this is a relevant and illuminating book for anyone interested in the experiences of people on the hard end of the immigration regime.

Review – Scandalous Economics: Gender and the Politics of Financial Crises

Review – Scandalous Economics: Gender and the Politics of Financial Crises

A rich and illuminating volume which adds another dimension to the theme of how the contemporary organization of global finance entrenches and solidifies inequality.

Review – Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan

Review – Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan

Although Dalton’s study lacks exploration of some challenges Japanese society confronts, it offers a unique glimpse into a society that often remains a myth to outsiders.

Review – Economy of Force

Review – Economy of Force

Owens has created the space for a truly critical intervention in our understanding of war, helping us to move from a ‘critical war studies’ to a ‘critique of war’.

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