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.
Virtual Economies provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking view of how economics is much more than its academic definition and how virtual world economies could be a starting point for rethinking the problems of real world economies. Clare Chambers-Jones finds the book to be an excellent and understandable approach to a dynamic and timely topic.
Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis. Vili […]
Reformer, rebel, political activist; amongst his many achievements E D Morel directed the first great humanitarian campaign of the 20th Century which brought King Leopold II of Belgium’s regime in the Congo to an end. Elaine Kellman recommends this biography to those interested in history, politics and international relations, as well as more specifically the history of the Congo, […]
Spanning a period punctuated by landmark events, from the crushing of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 to the birth of the Polish Solidarity movement in 1980, Antipolitics in Central European Art aims to anchor art analysis within a robust historical framework. Jim Aulich is impressed by Klara Kemp-Welch’s articulation of how small groups of artists and their audiences openly […]
Book Review: Money and Electoral Politics: Local Parties and Funding in General Elections by Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie
After scandals around expenses, donations and lobbying, money has become a dirty word in British politics. In Money and Electoral Politics, Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie present a different view, exploring how money is used by candidates and parties at elections to help engage voters. Highly original and informative analysis follows, finds Richard Berry.
Money and Electoral Politics: Local Parties […]