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    Book Review: Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women by Carol Dyhouse

Book Review: Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women by Carol Dyhouse

As author Carol Dyhouse covers in her book, Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women, despite massive […]

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    Book Review: The Politics of Dissent: A Biography of E D Morel by Donald Mitchell

Book Review: The Politics of Dissent: A Biography of E D Morel by Donald Mitchell

Reformer, rebel, political activist; amongst his many achievements E D Morel directed the first great humanitarian campaign of the […]

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    Book Review: America and Britain: Was there ever a special relationship? by Guy Arnold

Book Review: America and Britain: Was there ever a special relationship? by Guy Arnold

Britain’s political and military elite has for decades nurtured the idea that enduring ties bind the interests of London […]

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    Book Review: Antipolitics in Central European Art by Klara Kemp-Welch

Book Review: Antipolitics in Central European Art by Klara Kemp-Welch

Spanning a period punctuated by landmark events from the crushing of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 to the birth […]

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    Book Review: Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making by Nadia E. Brown

Book Review: Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making by Nadia E. Brown

In 2013, out of 7,776 female state legislators serving across the USA, 364 are women of colour; of these […]

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    Book Review: Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq by Amin Saikal

Book Review: Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq by Amin Saikal

Characterised by fractured political elites and fraught economic policies, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq embody a mosaic of ethnicities. Amin Saikal, […]

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    Book Review: The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy by Zaid Al-Ali

Book Review: The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy by Zaid Al-Ali

In this book Zaid al-Ali sets out why and how the post-occupation Iraqi government has failed to achieve legitimacy […]

Reading List: World War One

2014 marks one hundred years since the start of World War One. Many academics have written on the significance […]

Reading List: immigration and refugee rights

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, Kissinger and A Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass

Book Review: The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger 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 […]