Review – Globalization, Labor Export and Resistance

Agnes Khoo • Nov 26 2013 • Features

Placing the experiences of Filipino domestic service workers at the centre of her enquiry, Lindio-McGovern provides a voice for this exploited workforce by tracing their narratives of solidarity and resistance.

Review – Doing Bad by Doing Good

Jared A. Pincin • Nov 26 2013 • Features

Coyne has provided a readable treatment of why well-intentioned humanitarian assistance is often less successful than promised and can lead to negative unintended consequences.

Review – To Move the World

Elizabeth Austin • Nov 25 2013 • Features

Fifty years after his assassination, Jeffrey Sachs brings the reader into John F. Kennedy’s era, allowing us to understand the challenges he faced and why his mission of peace remains important today.

Review – The Chinese Question in Central Asia

Barrett L. McCormick • Nov 23 2013 • Features

One of this book’s major strengths is the focus on Central Asian perceptions of China, including perceptions of strategic interaction, economic relations, and culture.

Review – Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime

Robert Bunker • Nov 21 2013 • Features

Allum and Gilmour’s Routledge anthology deftly fills the niche between more general encyclopedias of organized crime and those works focusing on specific individuals or genres of transnational actors.

Review – Future States

Rhys Crilley • Nov 20 2013 • Features

Stephen Paul Haigh’s claims for the resilience of the modern state in a global system rendered neo-medieval in form by globalization are bold – yet supported by a solid engagement with extant literature.

Review – Somali Piracy and Terrorism

Karl Sörenson • Nov 20 2013 • Features

Daniels’ popular non-fiction approach to the the topic of piracy and terrorism in Somalia provides anecdotal ‘evidence’ but little new in terms of fact or theoretical advances.

Review – Eichmann in Jerusalem

Joseph Royo • Nov 14 2013 • Features

One of the questions raised by Arendt about former Nazi officials during their trials- are they criminals or war combatants?- is relevant for discussions today about the use of drones.

Review – The Economics and Politics of High-Speed Rail

Kenneth Button • Nov 13 2013 • Features

Albalate and Bel provide a methodical overview of several major high-speed rail initiatives across the globe, however fail to deepen their analysis to consider the macroeconomic impacts of such infrastructure.

Review – Popular Protest in China

Kendrick Kuo • Nov 11 2013 • Features

Those who make the arduous trek through this at times dense book will be well-rewarded with a perspective that is careful not to paint with broad brushstrokes when discussing protests in China.

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