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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.

Review – Trusting Enemies: Interpersonal Relationships in International Conflict

Review – Trusting Enemies: Interpersonal Relationships in International Conflict

Wheeler puts forward a theoretical framework to understand trust-building at a time when trust, and distrust, are at the forefront of prominent international relationships.

Review – Seeing White

Review – Seeing White

This affecting podcast series considers whiteness, privilege, and structural racism, and provides useful insights for the analysis of IR and knowledge production.

Review – Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

Review – Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

David Frum puts forward a powerful message outlining his concerns over the Trump presidency and the damage it is doing to the country, democracy and conservatism.

Review – Notes on a Foreign Country

Review – Notes on a Foreign Country

A deeply flawed, yet exceedingly well-written volume on the relationship between Turkey and the United States that is heavy in anti-Americanism, but light in substance.

Review – Boycott! The Academy and Justice for Palestine

Review – Boycott! The Academy and Justice for Palestine

This well written book clearly explains the origins of the movement for the academic boycott of Israel, and discusses in a thought-provoking way, where it is now going.

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