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    Book Revew: Islamic Movements of Europe: Public Religion and Islamophobia in the Modern World, edited by Frank Peter and Rafael Ortega

Book Revew: Islamic Movements of Europe: Public Religion and Islamophobia in the Modern World, edited by Frank Peter and Rafael Ortega

This collection presents a comprehensive guide to Islamic movements in Europe, aiming to offer original, definitive perspectives on Muslims and Islam in Europe today. Louise Pears finds this essential reading for policy makers and academics alike with an interest in Islam or Islamophobia.

Islamic Movements of Europe: Public Religion and Islamophobia in the Modern World. Edited by Frank Peter and […]

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December 21st, 2014|Book Reviews, featured|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe: political institutions and discourse, edited by Nicholas Aylott

Book Review: Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe: political institutions and discourse, edited by Nicholas Aylott

In this book, contributors aim to explore the possibility that some of the apparently successful institutional features of Nordic politics have influenced politics in the Baltic states, despite the considerable contextual differences between the two groups of countries. Harry Evans writes that given the lack of material on the adoption of the Nordic model in other countries, the book offers […]

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Book Review: Feminism and Men by Nikki Van Der Gaag

In this book, Nikki van der Gaag asks how feminism might improve the lives of men as well as women. Andria Christofidou writes that the book is a good starting point for anyone looking to get an overview of men’s involvement in feminist movements, and that more generally it will be useful for those with an interest in issues […]

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    Book Review: State Of Crisis by Zygmunt Bauman and Carlo Bordoni

Book Review: State Of Crisis by Zygmunt Bauman and Carlo Bordoni

In ‘State of Crisis’, Zygmunt Bauman and Carlo Bordoni argue that the current crisis facing Western societies is rooted in a profound series of transformations that stretch back further in time than the financial crash of 2007-8. Peter Lee writes that the book provides an original and at times provocative lens through which current political crises can be viewed, […]

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December 7th, 2014|Book Reviews|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: What’s Wrong with the WTO and How to Fix It by Rorden Wilkinson

Book Review: What’s Wrong with the WTO and How to Fix It by Rorden Wilkinson

In ‘What’s Wrong with the WTO and How to Fix it’, Rorden Wilkinson outlines a model for reshaping the World Trade Organisation into an entity capable of producing more equitable outcomes for the developing world.  Elaine Kellman writes that the book presents a thought-provoking discussion and recommends it to anyone with an interest in global trade and international relations.

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    Book Review: Europe in the New Middle East: Opportunity or Exclusion? by Richard Youngs

Book Review: Europe in the New Middle East: Opportunity or Exclusion? by Richard Youngs

This book aims to examine the European Union’s response to the Arab spring from late 2010 to the beginning of 2014. Through 12 chapters, Richard Youngs seeks to assess the extent to which the EU changed its policies toward countries like Tunisia and Syria during the course of events. Inez von Weitershausen finds the book empirically rich, but recommends […]

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