Review – Gender: The Basics

Caron Gentry • Feb 18 2014 • Features

Hilary Lips leaves no stone unturned in her nuanced discussion of the construction of gender, issues of gender violence and the importance of deconstructing gender norms.

Review – Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

Thomas Nelson • Feb 18 2014 • Features

Parker’s analysis of internet censorship subversion in Russia, Cuba and China shows the myriad challenges faced by bloggers, but is not rigorous enough for an academic text.

Review – Women and Civil Society in Turkey

Sule Toktas • Feb 16 2014 • Features

Ömer Çaha’s in-depth study presents historical coverage of civil society in Turkey and identifies the various feminist movements that play a central role in the civil sphere.

Review – The Personal and the Professional in Aid Work

Jeevan Sharma • Feb 14 2014 • Features

Fechter’s edited collection takes issue with the absence of the personal from the debate on aid work, yet fails to consider what giving more space to the personal means.

Review – The Small Nation Solution

Zbigniew Dumienski • Feb 4 2014 • Features

Bodley’s argument that societal problems are that of scale is strong; but more appreciation could be given to the benefits of treating the environment as part of the commons.

Interview – Noam Chomsky

E-International Relations • Feb 3 2014 • Features

In this interview, Professor Noam Chomsky discusses the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, Iran, Israel-Palestine, the Syrian crisis, and his recent debate with Zizek.

Review – The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

Nelli Babayan • Jan 27 2014 • Features

In focusing on the objectives of democracy promoters, this edited collection provides a fertile ground for understanding the process of democratization.

Review – Secessionist Movements and Ethnic Conflict

Siniša Malešević • Jan 23 2014 • Features

Beata Huszka employs discursive frames to examine the different political motivations of secessionist movements across the globe, however fails to recognise the limitations of such a universalistic approach.

Edited Collection – R2P, Syria and Humanitarianism in Crisis

E-International Relations • Jan 20 2014 • Features

A free edited volume bringing together the leading voices on R2P & humanitarian intervention to examine the doctrine’s validity in the context of Syria’s humanitarian emergency.

Review – Securitization and the Iraq War

Jarrod Hayes • Jan 15 2014 • Features

Donnelly’s analysis of the Iraq War contributes 2 important ideas – that security is not a static concept & securitizing actors operate within an evolving system of rules.

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