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Review – Partitions

Review – Partitions

Dubnov and Robinson explore the use of partitions by the British Empire, how they were manipulated transnationally to serve British interests, and their impacts today.

Review – The Kurds of Northern Syria

Review – The Kurds of Northern Syria

Allsopp and van Wilgenburg draw on interviews to provide a detailed and less romanticized account of the emergence, consolidation and crisis of the DAA in Northern Syria.

Review – The Bivocal Nation

Review – The Bivocal Nation

Batiashvili explores Georgian statehood and history by evaluating Georgian national narratives and ‘bivocality’ to understand how the modern nation has been formed.

Review – Capital et idéologie

Review – Capital et idéologie

An impressive tome that seeks to explain the legitimizing ideologies which are used to justify the unequal distribution of wealth and income both historically and today.

Review – Philosophize This!

Review – Philosophize This!

The Philosophize This! podcast proves useful for the study of IR and succeeds in explaining complex philosophical thoughts and questions in accessible language.

Review – Violence and Civilization

Review – Violence and Civilization

Linklater provides a historical contextualization of our imagination about the differences between various “civilizations” regarding norms and beliefs about war and harm.

Review – The Economic Consequences of the Peace

Review – The Economic Consequences of the Peace

The centenary edition of Keynes’ classic text is still a worthwhile read today, highlighting that Europe’s future relies on its cooperation.

Review – The Another Europe Podcast

Review – The Another Europe Podcast

This ongoing podcast from the Another Europe Is Possible campaign organisation debates controversial topics such as Brexit and freedom of movement in an inclusive style.

U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment maneuver from a chemically gassed area during Exercise Bougainville II at the Pohakuloa Training Area, Island of Hawaii, Oct. 20, 2018. Exercise Bougainville II is the 2nd part of the pre-deployment workup focusing on platoon and company level exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ricky Gomez)

Review – Thucydides on Choice and Decision Making: Why War is Not Inevitable

Ilias Kouskouvelis’ latest book provides a meticulous content analysis of Thucydides’ work, which focuses on choice and decision-making in relation to war and peace.

Review – The Politics of Political Science

Review – The Politics of Political Science

Paulo Ravecca’s original and innovative book reflects on the state of the discipline of political science in Latin America via the deconstruction of hegemonic visions.

Review – Keepers of the Future: La Coordinadora of El Salvador

Review – Keepers of the Future: La Coordinadora of El Salvador

Avi Lewis’ documentary demonstrates how a Salvadorian community are overcoming violent conflict, prioritising their relationship with nature and participatory democracy.

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