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    Book Review: Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists and the Making of Global China by Julian Gewirtz

Book Review: Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists and the Making of Global China by Julian Gewirtz

In Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists and the Making of Global China, Julian Gewirtz documents the interactions between […]

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    Book Review: Brazil in Transition: Beliefs, Leadership and Institutional Change by Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller and Carlos Pereira

Book Review: Brazil in Transition: Beliefs, Leadership and Institutional Change by Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller and Carlos Pereira

In Brazil in Transition: Beliefs, Leadership and Institutional Change, Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller and Carlos […]

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    Book Review: The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions by Jason Hickel

Book Review: The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions by Jason Hickel

In The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions, Jason Hickel challenges the progress narrative that […]

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    Book Review: Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania and Mexico by Prakash Kashwan

Book Review: Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania and Mexico by Prakash Kashwan

In Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania and Mexico, Prakash Kashwan contributes to […]

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    Book Review: Re:development: Voices, Cyanotypes and Writings from the Green Backyard edited by Jessie Brennan

Book Review: Re:development: Voices, Cyanotypes and Writings from the Green Backyard edited by Jessie Brennan

In Re:development: Voices, Cyanotypes and Writings from the Green Backyard, editor and artist Jessie Brennan brings together a range […]

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    Book Review: The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone by Danny Dorling

Book Review: The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone by Danny Dorling

In The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone, Danny Dorling delivers evidence that more equal countries enjoy better outcomes, with […]

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    Book Review: From Boom to Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago by Rachel Weber

Book Review: From Boom to Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago by Rachel Weber

In From Boom to Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago, Rachel Weber offers an ‘elite ethnography’ of the […]

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    Book Review: Britain’s Cities, Britain’s Future by Mike Emmerich

Book Review: Britain’s Cities, Britain’s Future by Mike Emmerich

In Britain’s Cities, Britain’s Future, Mike Emmerich interrogates the long decline of UK cities since their nineteenth-century pomp and […]

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    Book Review: The Despot’s Accomplice: How The West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy by Brian Klaas

Book Review: The Despot’s Accomplice: How The West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy by Brian Klaas

In The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy, Brian Klaas provides a frontline […]

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    Book Review: Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project by Kristen Hopewell

Book Review: Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project by Kristen Hopewell

In Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project, Kristen Hopewell argues that the active pursuit of […]

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    Book Review: Global Poverty: Deprivation, Distribution and Development since the Cold War by Andy Sumner

Book Review: Global Poverty: Deprivation, Distribution and Development since the Cold War by Andy Sumner

In Global Poverty: Deprivation, Distribution and Development since the Cold War, Andy Sumner examines the persistence of poverty worldwide despite […]

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    Book Review: Singapore and Switzerland: Secrets to Small States Success edited by Yvonne Guo and Jun Jie Woo

Book Review: Singapore and Switzerland: Secrets to Small States Success edited by Yvonne Guo and Jun Jie Woo

What makes a small state succeed? In Singapore and Switzerland: Secrets to Small State Success, editors Yvonne Guo and […]

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    Book Review: Paper Tiger: Law, Bureaucracy and the Developmental State in Himalayan India by Nayanika Mathur

Book Review: Paper Tiger: Law, Bureaucracy and the Developmental State in Himalayan India by Nayanika Mathur

Following eighteen months of intensive fieldwork, in Paper Tiger: Law, Bureaucracy and the Developmental State in Himalayan India author […]

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    Book Review: Aspirational Power: Brazil on the Long Road to Global Influence by David R. Mares and Harold A. Trinkunas

Book Review: Aspirational Power: Brazil on the Long Road to Global Influence by David R. Mares and Harold A. Trinkunas

In Aspirational Power: Brazil on the Long Road to Global Influence, David R. Mares and Harold A. Trinkunas examine […]

Book Review: Cotton by Adam Sneyd

In Cotton, Adam Sneyd brings the reality of international trade into focus through tracing the local and global politics behind the circulation […]

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