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    Book Review: How The States Shaped the Nation: American Electoral Institutions & Voter Turnout, 1920-2000 by Melanie Jean Springer

Book Review: How The States Shaped the Nation: American Electoral Institutions & Voter Turnout, 1920-2000 by Melanie Jean Springer

With How the States Shaped the Nation, Melanie Jean Springer looks to place contemporary reforms in historical context and explores how state […]

3 ways podcasting can make you a more engaged academic

National Podcast Day is 30th September and is a day dedicated to promoting podcasting worldwide through education and public […]

Book Review: Walter Benjamin and the Media by Jaeho Kang

In Walter Benjamin and the Media, Jaeho Kang strikes a near perfect balance between biographical narrative and theoretical analysis. In doing […]

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    Reading List: 8 inspirational books to read for the #HeForShe gender equality campaign

Reading List: 8 inspirational books to read for the #HeForShe gender equality campaign

This week actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered a speech at the United Nations Headquarters, calling for gender […]

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    Book Review: The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody

Book Review: The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody

This book is a useful and comforting resource for anyone interested in understanding how individuals get through their PhD […]

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    Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala

Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala

The Food History Reader is a very welcome addition to the field of food history and will serve as a […]

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    Reading List: 4 essential books to read for the People’s Climate March

Reading List: 4 essential books to read for the People’s Climate March

This weekend cities around the world hosted the People’s Climate March to raise awareness of climate change and to […]

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    Book Review: Death of a Suburban Dream: race and schools in Compton, California by Emily E Straus

Book Review: Death of a Suburban Dream: race and schools in Compton, California by Emily E Straus

Death of a Suburban Dream explores the history of Compton from its founding in the late nineteenth century to […]

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    Book Review: Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata by Amrita Narlikar and Aruna Narlikar

Book Review: Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata by Amrita Narlikar and Aruna Narlikar

The need to negotiate effectively with India is only growing as its power rises, and in the literature on […]

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    Book Review: The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited by Louisa Lim

Book Review: The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited by Louisa Lim

In The People’s Republic of Amnesia, NPR and former BBC correspondent Louisa Lim aims to chart how the events of […]

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    Book Review: A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce by James Copnall

Book Review: A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce by James Copnall

James Copnall was the BBC Sudan correspondent from 2009-12, and in this book he aims to diagnose the political failings […]

Book Review: The Architecture of Luxury by Annette Condello

Annette Condello’s The Architecture of Luxury proposes that in Western societies the growth of the leisure classes and their […]

Book Review: China’s Foreign Policy by Stuart Harris

In this book, Stuart Harris explores China’s foreign policy and its motivations, focusing in particular on the extent to […]

Call for Contributors: write for LSE Review of Books

Our Autumn 2014 call for reviewers closed on 19th September. A new call will be issued in December 2014.

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    Book Review: The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith by Gilbert Rist

Book Review: The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith by Gilbert Rist

In the fourth edition of this influential development text, Gilbert Rist aims to trace the concept of development from its […]