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    Book Review: The Gestapo: Power and Terror in the Third Reich by Carsten Dams and Michael Stolle

Book Review: The Gestapo: Power and Terror in the Third Reich by Carsten Dams and Michael Stolle

The Gestapo aims to trace the story of the Nazis’ secret police force, mostly remembered as the infamous epitome of […]

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    Book Review: Luxury: fashion, lifestyle and excess by Patrizia Calefato

Book Review: Luxury: fashion, lifestyle and excess by Patrizia Calefato

Luxury has been both celebrated and condemned throughout history right up to the present day. This text examines luxury […]

Book Review: After the Crisis by Alain Touraine

After the Crisis is a book which sheds light on the conditions which led to the crisis and on the […]

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    Book Review: On the Universal: the uniform, the common and dialogue between cultures by François Jullien

Book Review: On the Universal: the uniform, the common and dialogue between cultures by François Jullien

On the Universal sees François Jullien focus on whether universal values exist and whether dialogue between cultures is possible. The book […]

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    Book Review: The Most Sublime Hysteric: Hegel with Lacan by Slavoj Žižek

Book Review: The Most Sublime Hysteric: Hegel with Lacan by Slavoj Žižek

Available in English for the first time, this publication from Slavoj Žižek represents a re-worked version of one of his earliest […]

Book Review: The New Urban Question by Andy Merrifield

The New Urban Question considers connections between radical urban theory and political activism, taking in 19th-century Paris, 1970s Detroit, and the Occupy […]

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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    Book Review: The Rule of Law: The Common Sense of Global Politics by Christopher May

Book Review: The Rule of Law: The Common Sense of Global Politics by Christopher May

Christopher May’s latest book explores the complexities of the rule of law – a well-used but perhaps less well understood […]

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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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    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: 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 […]