Reviews

Review – British World Policy and the Projection of Global Power, c.1830-1960

John W. Young • Nov 30 2020 • Features

This edited collection provides a diverse assessment of British power, both geographically and across time, serving as a fitting tribute to Keith Neilson’s memory.

Review – The Scientist and the Spy

Richard W. Coughlin • Nov 14 2020 • Features

Hvistendahl’s book charts the story of Robert Mo, the subject of an FBI investigation into industrial espionage, presenting a rich example of an everyday lived experience of the reality of international relations.

Review – Technology and Agency in International Relations

Bruno Maciel Santos • Oct 8 2020 • Features

This collection successfully bridges the gap between IR, Science and Technology Studies and New Materialism, highlighting topical examples and policy debates.

Review – The New World Disorder and the Indian Imperative

Arenla Jamir • Sep 29 2020 • Features

This ambitious and incisive book details the changing international order and offers a succinct analysis of the state of the world today, which is now in complete flux.

Review – War in Space: Strategy, Spacepower, Geopolitics

Augusto Dall’Agnol • Sep 5 2020 • Features

Bowen provides a masterful contribution through his presentation of a Clausewitzian spacepower theory.

Review – Authoritarian Africa: Repression, resistance, and the power of ideas

Cliff (Ubba) Kodero • Aug 30 2020 • Features

The book explores why authoritarian regimes have persisted in Africa and investigates the extent to which European colonialists can be blamed for Africa’s problems.

Review – Vernacular Sovereignties: Indigenous Women Challenging World Politics

Margot Cohen • Aug 21 2020 • Features

The book maps the intersecting forms of oppression Indigenous women and subverts colonial histories through the narration of resistance.

Review – Hotels and Highways

Zeynep Gülşah Çapan • Aug 12 2020 • Features

An empirically rich discussion of the negotiations and translations involved in the travels of modernisation theory to Turkey during the Cold War era.

Review – Break All the Borders: Separatism and the Reshaping of the Middle East

Gökhan Bacık • Aug 5 2020 • Features

An ambitious book that analyses how recent developments in Middle Eastern politics have affected the regional order from an international relations perspective.

Review – Race and the Undeserving Poor: From Abolition to Brexit

Nivi Manchanda • Jul 31 2020 • Features

Shilliam tells the story of colonial and postcolonial Britain and the book’s power lies in its ability to not only narrate a history but also to portend its future.

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