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    Book Review: Islamist Parties and Political Normalization in the Muslim World by Quinn Mecham and Julie Chernov Hwang

Book Review: Islamist Parties and Political Normalization in the Muslim World by Quinn Mecham and Julie Chernov Hwang

Since 2000, more than twenty countries around the world have held elections in which parties that espouse a political […]

Book Review: Women in Political Theory by Jane Duran

Women in Political Theory is the first volume to explore the intersections of feminism, politics and philosophy, and to […]

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    Book Review: Media Framing of the Muslim World: Conflicts, Crises and Contexts by Halim Rane, Jacqui Ewart and John Martinkus

Book Review: Media Framing of the Muslim World: Conflicts, Crises and Contexts by Halim Rane, Jacqui Ewart and John Martinkus

Since al-Qaeda’s attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in 2001, Islam and the Muslim world have […]

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    Book Review: Revisionism and Diversification in New Religious Movements edited by Eileen Barker

Book Review: Revisionism and Diversification in New Religious Movements edited by Eileen Barker

What links The Church of Scientology, the Family International, and the Québécois group La Mission de l’Esprit-Saint? All are […]

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    Book Review: Valuing Life: Humanizing the Regulatory State by Cass Sunstein

Book Review: Valuing Life: Humanizing the Regulatory State by Cass Sunstein

In Valuing Life, Cass Sunstein surveys a wide range of practical research and real-life policymaking in his characteristically lucid style, […]

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    Book Review: Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future by Martin Eve

Book Review: Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future by Martin Eve

Martin Eve’s new book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of open access and scholarly communication in the […]

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    Book Review: Spreading Protest: Social Movements in Times of Crisis edited by Donatella della Porta and Alice Mattoni

Book Review: Spreading Protest: Social Movements in Times of Crisis edited by Donatella della Porta and Alice Mattoni

Which elements do the Arab Spring, the Indignados and Occupy Wall Street have in common? How do they differ? […]

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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 […]