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Review – National, European and Human Security

Review – National, European and Human Security

National, European and Human Security examines whether, if at all, human security and national security have converged in the past decade, and how they currently co-exist.

Review – Orientalism

Review – Orientalism

Said’s seminal work remains pertinent, not just because of the postcolonial and poststructuralist literature which it sparked, but because its insights can be seen in the current mainstream attitude towards Islam.

Review – African Women’s Movements

Review – African Women’s Movements

This work examines the evolving sociopolitical transformation of women’s status in African societies, making a valuable contribution to the literature on gender and activism by illuminating how and why women mobilized and the difficulties in enacting transformative change.

Review – Holiday Reading

Review – Holiday Reading

As the holiday period descends and students and scholars take a break, how do you keep your brain from stagnating? This feature contains four book recommendations to keep your mind stimulated.

Review – Icons of War and Terror

Review – Icons of War and Terror

Icons of War and Terror examines the ways in which the media construct iconic images of lethal violence, particularly within the context of American global hegemony.

Review – Russia’s Energy Policies

Review – Russia’s Energy Policies

Energy occupies a central role in Russia’s national, interregional, and global agendas. This edited volume elucidates the forces of Russia’s policy formation on each of those levels.

Review – The United States and the Global Economy

Review – The United States and the Global Economy

In a thought provoking journey introducing his readers to the global economic structures of the Bretton Words era, Frederick Weaver assesses the sustainability of the current form of globalization.

Review – Winner Take All

Review – Winner Take All

Through the presentation of numerous data sets, Moyo offers a counter-reading to a slew of biased writing which presents China’s growing role in the market for global resources without reflection on the Euro-American sphere’s continued domination of these markets.

Review – Studies in Trans-Disciplinary Method

Review – Studies in Trans-Disciplinary Method

This challenging book highlights how Shapiro’s writing-as-method and the stories of aesthetic subjects can be used to explore issues at a deeper level than psychological approaches.

Review – South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence

Review – South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence

LeRiche and Arnold, despite certain shortcomings, offer a significant contribution to the study of wars and conflicts in the Sudan in particular, and Africa at large.

Review – Volunteer Tourism in the Global South

Review – Volunteer Tourism in the Global South

This work explores the phenomenon of volunteer tourism, especially the governmental rationalities and socio-economic conditions that valorise it as a noble and necessary cultural practice.

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