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Review – Secessionist Movements and Ethnic Conflict

Review – Secessionist Movements and Ethnic Conflict

Beata Huszka employs discursive frames to examine the different political motivations of secessionist movements across the globe, however fails to recognise the limitations of such a universalistic approach.

Review – Securitization and the Iraq War

Review – Securitization and the Iraq War

Donnelly’s analysis of the Iraq War contributes 2 important ideas – that security is not a static concept & securitizing actors operate within an evolving system of rules.

Review – Bombshell: The Many Faces of Women Terrorists

Review – Bombshell: The Many Faces of Women Terrorists

Mia Bloom’s Bombshell is an important contribution to the literature on the varied roles women perform in organized violence networks outside the formal structure of the state.

Review – Religion and American Exceptionalism

Review – Religion and American Exceptionalism

The authors provide a critical lens through which readers can examine the history and discursive origins of American exceptionalism – that is, a narrative which illustrates who Americans are.

Review – Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

Review – Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

Singer and Friedman make a significant contribution to building a deeper understanding and a common base of knowledge around cybersecurity issues for policymakers and citizens alike.

Review – Integrating Africa

Review – Integrating Africa

Welz’s comprehensive study reveals that despite the ever-present ambition for an integrated Africa, the perspectives of African states remain divided on the utility of a unified continent.

Review – Democratic Deliberation in the Modern World

Review – Democratic Deliberation in the Modern World

Gunn’s admirable volume offers strong criticisms of the practicalities of deliberative democracy. However, the recent ‘systematic turn’ in deliberative theory may offer a defence of the practice.

Review – Staging the World

Review – Staging the World

Karl’s perspective is fresh, but is too often stifled by theoretically-laden phrases that will not be familiar to a popular audience and only begin to make sense in context over several pages.

Review – Vatican Diplomacy at the United Nations

Review – Vatican Diplomacy at the United Nations

Melnyk’s deep knowledge of the issue traces the aspirations of the Holy See at the United Nations to its theological roots, which want the Holy See to be a voice for the defense of human dignity.

Review – Global Institutions of Religion

Review – Global Institutions of Religion

Marshall’s goal is to provide as comprehensive an overview as possible of what she refers to as ‘global institutions of religion,’ and the variety of infinitely diverse organizations they inspire.

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