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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.

Review – Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century

Review – Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century

Kathryn Sikkink’s book addresses the critiques of human rights movements, law and institutions and provides a convincing defence of their effectiveness and legitimacy.

Review – East Asia’s Other Miracle: Explaining the Decline of Mass Atrocities

Review – East Asia’s Other Miracle: Explaining the Decline of Mass Atrocities

Bellamy’s text studies the remarkable decline of mass atrocities in East Asia since their peak and analyses the factors that fostered and hindered this phenomenon.

Review – Global Governance and Transnationalizing Capitalist Hegemony

Review – Global Governance and Transnationalizing Capitalist Hegemony

Taylor’s convincing new book provides a sceptical account of the rise of emerging powers and demonstrates how they are unlikely to challenge the neoliberal world order.

Review – Norms Without the Great Powers

Review – Norms Without the Great Powers

Adam Bower’s important book makes a valuable contribution to constructivist scholarship and particularly its study of the role of law in international relations.

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