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    Book Review: Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India by Amrita Pande

Book Review: Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India by Amrita Pande

Wombs in Labor is an absorbing and meticulously researched work. Amrita Pande fruitfully scrutinises the minutiae of interactions among surrogates […]

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    Book Review: Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics (5th Edition) by Ken Conca and Geoffrey D Dabelko

Book Review: Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics (5th Edition) by Ken Conca and Geoffrey D Dabelko

The contributors to the 33 chapters of this book show that the field is in desperate need of further […]

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    Book Review: Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? Edited by Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan R. Cole

Book Review: Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? Edited by Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan R. Cole

Seventeen essays from distinguished scholars take on the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and consider a variety […]

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    Book Review: Water Security in India: Hope, Despair, and the Challenges of Human Development by Vandana Asthana and A. C. Shukla

Book Review: Water Security in India: Hope, Despair, and the Challenges of Human Development by Vandana Asthana and A. C. Shukla

For anybody interested in water security, its intricate links with other forms of security (like food), and the threats […]

Book Review: Improving Health Services: Background, Method and Applications by Walter Holland

Walter Holland’s book is unique in that it provides an overview of Health Services Research, a growing area of research, […]

Book Review: Yaya’s Story: The Quest for Well-being in the World by Paul Stoller

Combining memoir, ethnography, and philosophy through a series of interconnected narratives, Paul Stoller aims to tell a story of remarkable […]

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    Book Review: Against their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation On Children in Cold War America by Judith L. Newman et al.

Book Review: Against their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation On Children in Cold War America by Judith L. Newman et al.

Michael Warren finds that Against their Will stands as a stark warning from history of the pursuit of scientific success at […]

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    Book Review: HIV/AIDS and the South African State by Anamarie Bindenagel Sehovic

Book Review: HIV/AIDS and the South African State by Anamarie Bindenagel Sehovic

The HIV epidemic in South Africa has been the largest and most contentious of any country affected by the […]

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    Book Review: First World Hunger Revisited: Food Charity or the Right to Food? Second Edition, edited by Graham Riches and Tiina Silvasti

Book Review: First World Hunger Revisited: Food Charity or the Right to Food? Second Edition, edited by Graham Riches and Tiina Silvasti

Steven Harkins finds that this book is a useful resource for students of both the practical challenges posed by […]

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    Book Review: Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies by Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb

Book Review: Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies by Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb

Based on analyses from twenty-one research teams in fourteen countries, this contribution explores what it takes to wield the emancipatory […]

Editor’s Picks: ten favourite book reviews from 2014

Through 2014 LSE Review of Books has published hundreds of reviews, covering new social science titles from across the disciplines. In […]

Most popular bookshop guides from 2014

This year we’ve published many popular guides to the best bookshops around the world for academics and students to […]

Most popular social science book reviews from 2014

2014 has been a wonderful year for social science debate and publications. Here’s our run down of the five […]

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    Book Review: Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies, edited by Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman, and Bernard M. Dickens

Book Review: Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies, edited by Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman, and Bernard M. Dickens

Isabel López Ruiz finds this collection to be the most up to date, comprehensive overview of current trends in abortion […]

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    Our guide to the perfect podcasts for social scientists to listen to through Christmas and New Year 2014/2015

Our guide to the perfect podcasts for social scientists to listen to through Christmas and New Year 2014/2015

Podcasts have seen a revival this year thanks to initiatives like Serial and the Radiotopia network. At LSE Review of Books, […]

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