In this section you can read reviews of academic books covering Europe and the European neighbourhood. Each weekend we publish two reviews, aiming to cover a wide range of books on all aspects of public policy and politics.

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    Book Review: Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions by John Lloyd and Cristina Marconi

Book Review: Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions by John Lloyd and Cristina Marconi

Based on extensive interviews with EU correspondents, editors, and public relations executives, this book aims to reveal how the EU’s institutions are covered by the media. Ruth Garland writes that the authors provide a vivid picture of the EU from the point of view of the reporters trying to cover it.

Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions. […]

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January 25th, 2015|Book Reviews, featured|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: Opting Out of the European Union: Diplomacy, Sovereignty and European Integration by Rebecca Adler-Nissen

Book Review: Opting Out of the European Union: Diplomacy, Sovereignty and European Integration by Rebecca Adler-Nissen

By developing a political sociology of European integration, Rebecca Adler-Nissen aims to show how everyday negotiations transform national interests into European ideals. Amani El Sehrawey finds the book to be a useful read for EU scholars who wish to further examine the issue of national opt outs.

Opting Out of the European Union: Diplomacy, Sovereignty and European Integration. Rebecca Adler-Nissen. […]

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    Book Review: Security in Cyberspace: Targeting Nations, Infrastructures, Individuals edited by Giampiero Giacomello

Book Review: Security in Cyberspace: Targeting Nations, Infrastructures, Individuals edited by Giampiero Giacomello

Giampiero Giacomello’s edited collection focuses on the concepts and empirical realities of cyberthreats to the nation state, and to the infrastructure and the individual. Patricia Hogwood finds the book to be a welcome addition to the still sparse academic literature on cybersecurity.

Security in Cyberspace: Targeting Nations, Infrastructures, Individuals. Giampiero Giacomello (editor). Bloomsbury Academic. 2014.

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    Book Review: Prostitution Policy in the Nordic Region: Ambiguous Sympathies by May-Len Skilbrei and Charlotta Holmstrom

Book Review: Prostitution Policy in the Nordic Region: Ambiguous Sympathies by May-Len Skilbrei and Charlotta Holmstrom

What can the rest of the world learn from the prostitution policies of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland? ‘Prostitution Policy in the Nordic Region’ assesses the so called ‘Nordic model’ of prostitution policy, which is often characterised as ‘decriminalising the sale of sex, but criminalising buyers’. Marion Koob recommends the book for researchers already studying sex work and […]

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January 4th, 2015|Book Reviews|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies, edited by Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman, and Bernard M. Dickens

Book Review: Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies, edited by Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman, and Bernard M. Dickens

Isabel López Ruiz finds this collection to be the most up to date, comprehensive overview of current trends in abortion legislation worldwide. She recommends it for readers with a background in law and those who wish to learn more about the past, present, and future of sexual health.

Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies. Edited by Rebecca J. […]

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December 28th, 2014|Book Reviews|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: Ukraine Crisis: What It Means For The West by Andrew Wilson

Book Review: Ukraine Crisis: What It Means For The West by Andrew Wilson

In ‘Ukraine Crisis: What it Means for the West’, Andrew Wilson provides an overview of the crisis in Ukraine which has taken place over the last year. Paul Wingrove writes that the book offers as reliable a guide to events in the country and their global and regional implications as can be found at present.

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December 21st, 2014|Book Reviews|0 Comments|