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    Book Review: The Foreign Policy of Post-Yugoslav States: From Yugoslavia to Europe

Book Review: The Foreign Policy of Post-Yugoslav States: From Yugoslavia to Europe

This collection analyses the main goals, actors, decision-making processes and influences that have shaped the foreign policies of post-Yugoslav states. Sonia J. Wieser writes that the book not only sheds light on the active role post-Yugoslav states have had in the process of European integration, but also raises important questions for the EU and its member states.

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    Book Review: Truth Wars The Politics of Climate Change, Military Intervention and Financial Crisis

Book Review: Truth Wars The Politics of Climate Change, Military Intervention and Financial Crisis

The language of war has been increasingly deployed across a whole spectrum of ecological, social and economic problems: war on terror; war on warming; war on want; war on bankers’ bonuses; war on drugs; war on waste; war on genocidal leaders. Peter Lee examines climate change, military intervention and financial collapse to reveal how truth is used by competing […]

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    Book Review: Critical Approaches to International Security, 2nd Edition

Book Review: Critical Approaches to International Security, 2nd Edition

During the Cold War the concept of international security was understood in military terms as the threat or use of force by states. The end of East/West hostilities, however, brought ‘critical’ perspectives to the fore as scholars sought to explain the emergence of new challenges to international stability, such as environmental degradation, immigration and terrorism. This is the focus […]

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Book Review: Engaging Enemies: Hayek and the Left

Engaging Enemies uses the left’s late discovery of Hayek to examine the contemporary fate of socialism and social democracy. Did socialism survive the twentieth century? Did it collapse with the fall of the Berlin Wall as Hayek claimed? Or did it transform into something else, and if so what? Thomas Joassin writes that in spite of the focus on […]

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    Book Review: Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism

Book Review: Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism

In Pressed for Time, Judy Wajcman adopts a sociological perspective on the effect new technological developments, such as smart phones and the internet, have had on our perception of time. She argues that while new digital technologies have contributed to a general feeling that modern life has become more ‘rushed’ than it used to be, this is the result […]

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April 26th, 2015|Casey Brienza|0 Comments|

Book Review: Elites: A General Model

Elites: A General Model provides an account of elite groups in three distinctly different societies – ancient India, Classical Athens, and the contemporary United States. Marion Koob writes that while the premise of the book is intriguing, the analysis is a little too generalised and lacks rigour in certain areas.

Elites: A General Model. Murray Milner, Jr. Polity. November 2014.

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April 19th, 2015|Mario Koob|0 Comments|