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 […]
In her latest book, Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, assesses the role of ‘deregulated capitalism’ in climate change. Sarah Lester finds that despite the stark problems described in the book, Klein offers a glimmer of hope that climate justice movements and social mobilisation can offer an alternative future.
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The […]
Book Review: Europe on the Brink: Debt Crisis and Dissent in the European Periphery edited by Tony Phillips
Europe on the Brink brings together a selection of seven important voices in a discussion of the biggest economic issues currently facing Europe. Adrián Cosentino writes that with essays from figures such as Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, the book will be of interest in particular to students of European politics and economics.
Europe on the Brink: Debt Crisis and Dissent […]
Book Review: Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Sir Partha Dasgupta, edited by Scott Barrett et al.
This volume of twenty essays seeks to honour Sir Partha Dasgupta and the field he helped establish: environment and development economics. With contributions from some of the world’s leading economists, including five recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Stuart Astill writes that the collection will encourage readers to seek out more information on Sir Partha Dasgupta and his […]
Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey explores the history of organised crime in Turkey and the roles which gangs and gangsters have played in the making of the Turkish state and Turkish politics. James Windle recommends the book to anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the mechanics of transnational policing, drug trafficking, organised crime and national […]
What is Britain’s future in Europe? What future should Britain want for the EU? Roger Liddle’s book provides valuable commentary on a topic that is highly salient in Britain and could radically change the trajectory of the country on multiple levels, writes Amani El Sehrawey.
The Europe Dilemma: Britain and the Drama of EU Integration. Roger Liddle. I.B. Tauris. February […]