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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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Book Review: German Colonialism in a Global Age

While most studies of European colonialism tend to focus on the British and French empires, German colonialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries had a significant impact not only on German colonies, but also on German society itself. In this book, a number of scholars assess German colonialism during the Bismarckian and Wilhelmine eras (1871–1918) and how […]

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    Book Review: Kittler Now: Current Perspectives in Kittler Studies

Book Review: Kittler Now: Current Perspectives in Kittler Studies

Friedrich Kittler was one of the world’s most influential, provocative and misunderstood media theorists. His work spans analyses of historical ‘discourse networks’ inspired by French poststructuralism, influential theorisations of new media, through to musings on music and mathematics. Niall Flynn notes how Kittler himself defied familiar understandings of interdisciplinary research and challenged established research models. The best essays in […]

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    Book Review: The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Book Review: The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century

The Limits of Partnership calls for a fundamental reassessment of the principles and practices that drive US-Russian relations, and offers a path forward to meet the urgent challenges facing both countries. Paul Wingrove appreciated the depth, perception and nuances in the book.

The Limits of Partnership – US – Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century. Angela Stent. Princeton University Press. […]

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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.

The Foreign Policy […]

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