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Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

The authors tackle the ethical issues surrounding humanitarian intervention and the principles of sovereignty and non-intervention – from two competing standpoints.

Review – Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

Review – Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

Samuel Moyn argues that the human rights movement has done nothing to stop inequality from emerging and accelerating, and it is not up to the task of reversing it.

Review – Adults in the Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment

Review – Adults in the Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment

Rather than a lesson on the economics of bailouts and austerity, Varoufakis’ memoir reads like a treatise on the politics of sovereign debt restructuring during crises.

Review – Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans

Review – Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans

Mujanović’s book outlines the crisis of democracy and failure of Western efforts to democratise the Balkan region but offers pessimism as well as hope for the future.

Review – Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development

Review – Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development

This book presents a clear and convincing argument for the shift from a Western centered globalization to a multipolar one and also considers multicentric perspectives.

Review – Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

Review – Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

Ian Bremmer argues that the shortcomings of globalism have been channeled into ‘us vs. them politics’, however the solutions he offers need to be broadened.

Review – Kant’s International relations

Review – Kant’s International relations

Molloy argues that Kant’s writings on international politics must be understood in relation to Kant’s broader philosophy which is something that devotees have neglected.

Review – America Abroad

Review – America Abroad

Brooks and Wohlforth’s book is a defense of deep engagement as a means to maintain a US-led international order but neglects the impact of domestic political issues.

Review: The Political Economy of European Security

Review: The Political Economy of European Security

A timely and very innovative analysis of the relationships between interest groups and EU institutions in the fields of justice, home affairs and defence.

Review – Cuban Revolution in America

Review – Cuban Revolution in America

An important book that pushes studies of US radicals and transnational revolutionary connections beyond the comfortable terrain of the 1960s into the post-Cold War age.

Review – Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics

Review – Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics

This book is a bold effort to understand the complex debates on the issue of sexual violence against men, incorporating a range of perspectives and reflective pieces.

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