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    Book Review: Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy edited by Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri

Book Review: Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy edited by Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri

In Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy, editors Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri focus on a number of diplomatic successes since 1945, arguing that diplomacy not only functions as an adjunct to force, but also as a means of building international networks of cooperation dependent upon necessary compromise and sustainable agreements. This book offers important insights into the intricate […]

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Book Review: Citizenship by Étienne Balibar

Citizenship presents a collection of seven lectures by Étienne Balibar, extending his longstanding engagement with citizenship as a concept that is both inextricably linked to, and in contradiction with, democracy. While the text may occasionally lose sight of its central topic of citizenship, Chris Moreh highlights its ‘affirmative’ agenda in the face of contemporary challenges to democratic politics.

Citizenship. […]

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    Book Review: Eco-Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies

Book Review: Eco-Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies

Eco-cities have emerged as a response to the ‘Age of Crisis’ that author Federico Caprotti argues we are living in via his book ‘Eco-Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies’. As Andrew Karvonen writes, Caprotti adopts a study of two well-known projects, Tianjin Eco-City in China and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, to explore the upside of this […]

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    Book Review: Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists by Danny Dorling

Book Review: Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists by Danny Dorling

The revised edition of Danny Dorling’s book Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists provides an analysis of contemporary issues and practices underpinning inequality and a concise interpretation of the main causes of the persistence of injustice in rich countries, together with possible solutions. Gaja Maestri finds that despite touching only marginally on broader scholarly debates, the book remains a […]

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Book Review: Austerity: The Great Failure by Florian Schui

In ‘Austerity: The Great Failure’, Florian Schui assesses the historical roots of austerity and how it has embedded itself as an idea in modern political and economic thinking. Lee Gregory writes that the historical approach pursued in the book provides an insightful and thought provoking analysis.

Austerity: The Great Failure. Florian Schui. Yale University Press. 2015.

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    Book Review: The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years

Book Review: The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years

Corey Abramson’s book, The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years, takes readers on a journey through geriatric inequality to illustrate how the supposed golden years of retirement remain an illusion for many individuals. Michael Warren writes that the book offers an admirable attempt to assess a key question, namely how the provision of services for the elderly […]

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August 23rd, 2015|Book Reviews|1 Comment|