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    Reading List: immigration rights and challenges around the world

Reading List: immigration rights and challenges around the world

As instability in the Middle East and North Africa continues, thousands of migrants a month are attempting to reach Europe via unsafe […]

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    Book Review: The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissenger and A Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass

Book Review: The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissenger and A Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass

Winner of the 2014 Lionel Gelber Prize for Foreign Affairs, The Blood Telegram chronicles how Nixon and Kissinger supported Pakistan’s military dictatorship […]

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    Book Review: Waging Gendered Wars: U.S. Military Women in Afghanistan and Iraq by Paige Whaley Eager

Book Review: Waging Gendered Wars: U.S. Military Women in Afghanistan and Iraq by Paige Whaley Eager

Waging Gendered Wars aims to examine how US military women have impacted and been affected by the wars in Iraq […]

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    Book Review: Transforming India: Challenges to the World’s Largest Democracy by Sumantra Bose

Book Review: Transforming India: Challenges to the World’s Largest Democracy by Sumantra Bose

Drawing on his extensive fieldwork and experience of Indian politics,Sumantra Bose tells the story of democracy’s evolution in India since […]

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    Book Review: Forged in Crisis: India and the United States Since 1947 by Rudra Chaudhuri

Book Review: Forged in Crisis: India and the United States Since 1947 by Rudra Chaudhuri

Rudra Chaudhuri’s book aims to examine a series of crises that led to far-reaching changes in India’s approach to the […]

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    Book Review: The Press and Popular Culture in Interwar Europe edited by Sarah Newman and Matt Houlbrook

Book Review: The Press and Popular Culture in Interwar Europe edited by Sarah Newman and Matt Houlbrook

This collection aims to show the importance of a comparative European framework for understanding developments in the popular press and […]

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    Book Review: Legions of Peace: UN Peacekeepers from the Global South by Philip Cunliffe

Book Review: Legions of Peace: UN Peacekeepers from the Global South by Philip Cunliffe

The huge number of security forces stationed around the world as United Nations peace keepers is second only to […]

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    Book Review: British General Elections since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment and Disillusion by David Denver and Mark Garnett

Book Review: British General Elections since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment and Disillusion by David Denver and Mark Garnett

This book reviews the history of British general elections since 1964, charting the changes in voters and parties at […]

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    Book Review: Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England by Ian Ward

Book Review: Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England by Ian Ward

The Victorians worried about many things, prominent among their worries being the ‘condition’ of England and the ‘question’ of […]

Reading List: remembering D-Day and World War Two

6 June 2014 marks 70 years since D-Day: the day on which British, US and Canadian forces invaded the coast […]

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    Book Review: The History of Ancient Chinese Economic Thought edited by Cheng Lin, Terry Peach and Wang Fang

Book Review: The History of Ancient Chinese Economic Thought edited by Cheng Lin, Terry Peach and Wang Fang

This volume comprises twelve papers written by Chinese scholars on various aspects of the history of ancient Chinese economic […]

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    Book Review: The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics edited by Elizabeth Quay Hutchison et al.

Book Review: The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics edited by Elizabeth Quay Hutchison et al.

This is a timely moment to be getting to grips with Chile. With the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 […]

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    Book Review: Girls Coming to Tech! A History of American Engineering Education for Women by Amy Sue Bix

Book Review: Girls Coming to Tech! A History of American Engineering Education for Women by Amy Sue Bix

In an era when technology is still associated with masculinity, Girls Coming to Tech is an important and timely […]

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    Book Review: Mobilizing for Democracy: Comparing 1989 and 2011 by Donatella Della Porta

Book Review: Mobilizing for Democracy: Comparing 1989 and 2011 by Donatella Della Porta

This volume aims to look at episodes of democratization through the lens of social movement studies. With case studies […]

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    Book Review: Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the era of Suffrage and Segregation by Estelle B. Freedman

Book Review: Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the era of Suffrage and Segregation by Estelle B. Freedman

Rape has never had a universally accepted definition, and the uproar over “legitimate rape” during the 2012 U.S. elections […]