Features

E-IR publishes regular feature pieces, including reviews of the latest books and interviews with leading figures in the field.

Review – Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

Review – Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

What is the place of the sacred and secular in aid work? Barnett and Gross Stein’s edited collection explores the tensions of secularization and sanctification in modern humanitarianism.

Review – Iran Unveiled

Review – Iran Unveiled

Ali Alfoneh’s analysis of Iran’s political sphere offers a comprehensive and systematic study of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the pivotal role the powerful group may play in the state’s nuclear future.

Review – A Fundamental Fear

Review – A Fundamental Fear

In a proposed global context of Western hegemony Bobby Sayyid argues that Islamism falls outside the orbit of the West and represents the only available counter-hegemonic discourse to it.

Student Book Features: Critical Approaches to Security

Student Book Features: Critical Approaches to Security

These two edited collections provide detailed accounts of critical methodologies and methods, and are a welcome addition to a sub field that is seemingly no longer at the margins.

Interview – Nick Pratt

Interview – Nick Pratt

Colonel Nick Pratt discuses successful counter-insurgency practices, the Obama administration’s drone program, women terrorists, and future international security threats.

Review – Citizenship after Yugoslavia

Review – Citizenship after Yugoslavia

The demise of Yugoslavia gave rise to the creation of new nation-states, whose emerging ‘citizenship regimes’ are analysed in this collection to ascertain their origins and shortcomings.

Review – The CIA on Campus

Review – The CIA on Campus

The contributors to The CIA on Campus explore the costs of the US victory in the Cold War, notably the way that the US intelligence services infiltrated and to some degree corrupted US universities.

Interview – Terry Nardin

Interview – Terry Nardin

Professor Terry Nardin of the National University of Singapore answers your questions about humanitarian intervention, human rights, recent events in the Middle East and West Africa, and global justice.

Review – Securitization of Property Squatting in Europe

Review – Securitization of Property Squatting in Europe

Mary Manjikian’s book is an invaluable contribution, and will be a primary reference point for those exploring the regulation of squatting across Europe and elsewhere in the world.

Interview – Thomas Pogge

Interview – Thomas Pogge

Thomas Pogge answers questions about global poverty, achieving a just global redistribution of income, John Rawls’ legacy, and his book World Poverty and Human Rights.

Review – Nigeria at Fifty

Review – Nigeria at Fifty

In analysing the fifty years since Nigeria’s independence, this collection of essays argues for reform that delegitimises the elite rent seekers in the state while concurrently empowering the impoverished populace.

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