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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.

Review – Four Futures:  Life After Capitalism

Review – Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Peter Frase’s book illuminates the potential effects of robotization and climate change on a post-capitalist future and the institutional structures that might emerge.

Review – The New Deal: A Global History

Review – The New Deal: A Global History

Patel’s ambitious study demonstrates how the New Deal was part of a global movement aimed at subordinating market economies to the demands of security and stability.

Review – Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

Review – Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

Peter Hudis’ book is a concise yet rich contribution to the literature on the life and work of Frantz Fanon, which convincingly demonstrates Fanon’s continued relevance.

Review – Reconstructing Human Rights

Review – Reconstructing Human Rights

This remarkable and innovative book offers an original understanding of human rights and contributes to the reflection on the nature and role of political theory.

Review – Lupe Under the Sun

Review – Lupe Under the Sun

Director Rodrigo Reyes’ film portrays a realist yet dreamlike exploration of the everyday activities of an ageing undocumented Mexican labourer in the United States.

Review – Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey

Review – Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey

American lawyer Ingersoll Lockwood’s 1893 story about a wealthy young man named Baron Trump provides some interesting parallels to today’s US President, Donald Trump.

Review – Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

Review – Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

A valuable exposition of the case for universal basic income which nevertheless fails to recognise the revolutionary implications which its implementation would entail.

Review Feature – The Experts are Dead, Long Live the Experts!

Review Feature – The Experts are Dead, Long Live the Experts!

Two new books, The Ideas Industry and The Death of Expertise, consider the role of experts in the current US political landscape but reach quite different conclusions.

Review – Exporting Revolution: Cuba’s Global Solidarity

Review – Exporting Revolution: Cuba’s Global Solidarity

While this book covers some important and fascinating issues, Randall’s mélange of mixed ideas require further clarification and deeper research of the subjects covered.

Review – Perspectives on the Grenada Revolution

Review – Perspectives on the Grenada Revolution

With chapters drawn from a wide range of authors, this collection succeeds in furthering our understanding of the Grenada Revolution’s complexities and enduring legacy.

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