Book Reviews

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: The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition

Book Review: The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition

Founded on the principle that neoliberalism has sought to disenchant politics by replacing it with economics, this book asks to what extent economics can provide government with legitimacy. Taras Fedirko finds the book offers a poignant analysis, but that it is less clear on the reasons why neoliberal thinking has managed to win ground in the first place.

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    Book Review: Career Behaviour and the European Parliament: All Roads Lead Through Brussels?

Book Review: Career Behaviour and the European Parliament: All Roads Lead Through Brussels?

Career Behaviour and the European Parliament aims to provide a single theoretical framework that can predict under which circumstances an MEP will behave in their career choices: whether they will use the European Parliament as a temporary springboard for a position at the national level, or consider the EP as a long-term career setting. Sara Reis finds the book to […]

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    Book Review: Resolving Cyprus: New Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Book Review: Resolving Cyprus: New Approaches to Conflict Resolution

This edited volume presents a range of perspectives on the Cyprus conflict, with thirty leading experts drawing on their research and experience to assess whether a solution can finally be found to the dispute. Nikos Christofis finds the book to be a welcome addition to the literature on the Cyprus Problem which brings together some of the most important […]

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    Book Review: Global Democratic Theory: A Critical Introduction

Book Review: Global Democratic Theory: A Critical Introduction

Global Democratic Theory analyses a number of theories related to democracy at different levels of government. Issues of representation of different civil society groups and government accountability are among the main themes. Mehmet Kerem Coban recommends the book, noting that we are all affected by ‘democratic deficits’ at various levels of the policy-making process.

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Book Review: The Relevance of Political Science

This collection engages directly with how political science can achieve wider relevance as a discipline. Matt Wood finds the book to be a must read for any scholar interested in the impact debate. However he also notes that more attention could be spent justifying to society why the theoretical and conceptual work political scientists already do is intimately valuable […]

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Book Review: Muslim Citizens in the West

The integration of Muslim communities into Western societies is a difficult and strained subject, with myth and misunderstanding rife. This new collection, edited by Samina Yasmeen and Nina Marković brings together academic perspectives from Europe, Australia, and Asia. While not agreeing with every word of every contribution, Elaine Housby finds the collection a useful addition to the literature in […]

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