Reviews

Review – NGDOs and the Poverty Reduction Agenda

David Lewis • Mar 3 2014 • Features
Makuwira brings new ideas to the discussion of the role of NGOs in development, allowing for a more critical analysis of the relationships between global and local NGOs.

Review – The Routledge Handbook of War and Society

Eric Oullet • Mar 2 2014 • Features
Carlton-Ford and Ender's edited collection draws attention to the challenges facing the military in irregular warfare, albeit with its main focus on the American experience.

Review – Counterinsurgency

This expansive compilation of David Kilcullen's major works on insurgency and counterinsurgency is vital to understanding military tactics in both pre- and post-9/11 epochs.

Review – The Syria Dilemma

Eyal Zisser • Feb 25 2014 • Features
This edited collection reflects the myriad contrasting positions on Syria held by Western experts, both for and against potential intervention, and for and against the rebels.

Review – Global Cities, Governance and Diplomacy

Daniel Clausen • Feb 23 2014 • Features
Michele Acuto successfully employs unorthodox theories to argue that cities must be seen as vital agents in domestic and international diplomatic and governance processes.

Review – The Global Vatican

A. Alexander Stummvoll • Feb 23 2014 • Features
Rooney's account is an interesting introduction to US-Vatican relations, but is also a reminder that analyses should not be left solely to participants in such relationships.

Review – Reporting at the Southern Borders

Jairo Lugo-Ocando • Feb 20 2014 • Features
Dell'Orto and Birchfeld provide unique and compelling insights into the uncertainty, dilemmas and challenges routinely faced by journalists when reporting on immigration.

Review – Gender: The Basics

Caron Gentry • Feb 18 2014 • Features
Hilary Lips leaves no stone unturned in her nuanced discussion of the construction of gender, issues of gender violence and the importance of deconstructing gender norms.

Review – Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

Thomas Nelson • Feb 18 2014 • Features
Parker's analysis of internet censorship subversion in Russia, Cuba and China shows the myriad challenges faced by bloggers, but is not rigorous enough for an academic text.

Review – Women and Civil Society in Turkey

Sule Toktas • Feb 16 2014 • Features
Ömer Çaha’s in-depth study presents historical coverage of civil society in Turkey and identifies the various feminist movements that play a central role in the civil sphere.

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