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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 […]

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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 […]

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    Book Review: Feminist Edges of the Qur’an by Aysha A Hidayatullah

Book Review: Feminist Edges of the Qur’an by Aysha A Hidayatullah

Aysha A. Hidayatullah offers the first comprehensive examination of contemporary feminist Qur’anic interpretation, exploring its dynamic challenges to Islamic […]

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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 […]