Reviews

Review – The Shadow War

Artem Patalakh • Jun 4 2020 • Features

Journalist Jim Sciutto’s book proves to be an informative source on the covert activities orchestrated by Moscow and Beijing and the impact on the US and its allies.

Review – The Making of Global International Relations

Stephen Michael Christian • May 28 2020 • Features

This book demonstrates an encyclopedic knowledge of International Relations, however incorporating disability studies could stimulate Acharya and Buzan to self-reflect.

Review – Gendering Diplomacy and International Negotiation

Dana Cooper • May 21 2020 • Features

This cohesive edited volume brings together a broad range of research on gender within the foreign service, peacemaking, and international negotiation.

Review – The Value of Everything

Brianna Nicole Hernandez • May 14 2020 • Features

With an eclectic view on the economy, Mazzucato constructs a complex configuration of value creation beyond the tangible.

Review – Decolonising the University

Siobhan O’Neill • May 7 2020 • Features

This book presents a broad account of the discussions around the call to decolonise the university, providing a useful introduction to students, activists and academics.

Review – The History of Philosophy

Karthick Ram Manoharan • Apr 30 2020 • Features

This engaging book offers a genuinely diverse overview of the history of philosophy, presenting European, Indian, Chinese and Arabic-Persian philosophical systems.

Review – Reading the Postwar Future: Textual Turning Points from 1944

Richard Toye • Apr 22 2020 • Features

This edited volume is a project of intellectual history, exploring how key texts from 1944 reflected on and helped shape a different world order.

Review – Russia Abroad

Galina Bogatova • Apr 13 2020 • Features

A meaningful contribution to regionalism studies that reveals the overlooked patterns of the marginal “subordinate” states’ agency in relation to the great powers.

Review – Stamped from the Beginning

Cliff (Ubba) Kodero • Apr 3 2020 • Features

Ibram X. Kendi’s book is a thought-provoking account of America’s racial history and its impact on people of colour, providing a theorization of global anti-blackness.

Review – The Age of Illusions

Elizabeth Austin • Mar 25 2020 • Features

Bacevich argues that the road from American expectations of global supremacy and perpetual prosperity to the economic realities of the US in 2016 led to Trump’s election.

Review – Revolutionary Brothers

Glen Segell • Mar 17 2020 • Features

Tom Chaffin’s book explores the friendship between Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette and the revolutionary alliance that followed.

Review – Quantum Mind and Social Science

Rainer Ricardo • Mar 10 2020 • Features

Alexander Wendt claims the supremacy of scientific realism by establishing a synthesis between two irreconcilable ontologies: the physical and social.

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