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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’.

Review – The Politics of Evasion

Review – The Politics of Evasion

A well-rounded, complex discussion that deconstructs many aspects of modern life in an accessible way, leaving the reader with more questions than answers.

Review – After Ethnic Conflict

Review – After Ethnic Conflict

An insightful account of persisting ethnic divisions in the power-sharing institutions and broader post-conflict political context of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia.

Review – Accommodating Rising Powers: Past, Present, and Future

Review – Accommodating Rising Powers: Past, Present, and Future

Among the many IR books that deal with accommodation of rising powers in a changing international system, T.V. Paul’s volume stands out and is a must-read.

Review – Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways

Review – Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways

With philosophically rigourous analysis, Roy goes beyond the well-trod tropes of ‘radical Islam’ and pushes us to think outside of a ‘clash of civilizations’ paradigm.

Review – Turkey’s Kurdish Question: Discourse and Politics Since 1990

Review – Turkey’s Kurdish Question: Discourse and Politics Since 1990

A rich analysis of the discursive construction of the Kurdish question within the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (GNAT), US Congress, and European Parliament.

Review Feature – The Armenian Genocide

Review Feature – The Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide is now rarely front page news, but it roils in the background as Turkey continues to struggle with its very large non-Turkish Muslim population.

Review – A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution

Review – A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution

Drawing on exceptionally rare collections, Cushion’s revealing study is the first to place working people at the center of a political project forged in their name.

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