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Review – Clausewitz on Small War

Review – Clausewitz on Small War

A welcome addition to the growing recent scholarship on Clausewitz which will add depth to theoretical and analytical approaches to war and strategic studies.

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Review – Eurafrica: The Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism

Although a bit light on analysis, Hansen and Jonsson succeed in showing perceptively how European integration and colonialism in Africa are related.

Review – The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Review – The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

An important and groundbreaking interdisciplinary scholarly volume which highlights the lessons that can be drawn from the errors and triumphs of the Grenada Revolution.

Review – Cooperation and Drug Polices in the Americas

Review – Cooperation and Drug Polices in the Americas

A title that offers valuable lessons for scholars and practitioners, challenging traditional views about U.S. cooperation and highlighting the inertia of current policy.

Review – Art and Politics Now

Review – Art and Politics Now

Anthony Downey’s book is a timely overview of the art world’s involvement in politics and a good reference for academics interested in art’s potential to engage and even redefine politics.

Review – Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa

Review – Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa

A valuable title that dissects and analyzes the complex phenomenon that is African terrorism and explains how certain state responses have been counter-productive.

Review – Globalisation and the Critique of Political Economy

Review – Globalisation and the Critique of Political Economy

An impressive contribution to debates over how to interpret Marx which speaks authoritatively on issues such as Marx’s supposed Eurocentrism.

Review – This War of Mine

Review – This War of Mine

By putting the civilians’ experience at the forefront, TWoM addresses the side of war that is often overlooked in many forms of popular culture as well as IR discourse.

Review – G20 Governance for a Globalized World

Review – G20 Governance for a Globalized World

Although his critique of the UN is problematic, Kirton’s book remains an important contribution based on a solid foundation of political theory and empirical knowledge.

Review – Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border

Review – Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border

Despite its briefness, this title does an admirable job of explaining the underlying causes of what is arguably the most acute case of child soldiering today.

Review – Bahrain’s Uprising

Review – Bahrain’s Uprising

This edited collection reconstructs an evocative and comprehensive account of the forgotten flashpoint of the Arab Spring – Kingdom of Bahrain’s Pearl uprising.

Review – Marx’s Concept of The Alternative to Capitalism

Review – Marx’s Concept of The Alternative to Capitalism

An unusually clear and fertile book which demonstrates that, contrary to popular and scholarly opinion, Marx did have a coherent concept of the postcapitalist future.

Review – Tranquilandia

Review – Tranquilandia

Tranquilandia is an important film, especially for viewers who have only been introduced to Colombian violence through such depoliticized, gringo-centric shows as Narcos.

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